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Two fundraising events coming up

The Friends of Animals Nea Philadelphia shelter for abandoned pets is holding a fundraising dinner on Wednesday, July 6, with all proceeds from the 25-euro tickets going toward its activities.

The dinner will be held at the Lemonokipos taverna (11 Aghias Triados) in Nea Philadelphia, northwest of Athens, at 8.30 p.m.

In a note to the public, Friends of Animals Nea Philadelphia expressed its concern that it already has over 70 dogs under its care at what is just the start of the summer holiday season, during which the number of abandoned pets across Attica tend to skyrocket.

The group also says that significant increases in the price of food, supplies and veterinary care, coupled with a drop in donations, both due to the impact of the economic crisis on consumer product prices and on people?s ability to donate money, have put an enormous strain on the shelter?s operations.

People who want to help the shelter, but cannot afford to make cash donations, can offer their services on a voluntary basis or donate pet food or other items it can use.

To reserve a place at the fundraising dinner or to find out about other ways you can help the group, call 694.494.9741 or log on to http://www.friendsofanimals-nf.com.

Bazaar in aid of the poor

Caritas Voula is organizing a bazaar to raise funds to help the poor at the Holy Apostles Catholic Church (77 K. Karamanli) in Voula on Saturday, July 9, from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday, July 10, from noon to 1.30 p.m.

Among the great bargains to be snapped up will be fashion and accessory items, shoes, toys, books for adults and children and a lot more.

For more information, call 210.895.8694 or 6972.634.268.