President of charity blasts child protection decision

The president of the Smile of the Child nonprofit child welfare organization, Costas Yiannopoulos, has launched a scathing attack against Deputy Labor and Social Affairs Minister Domna Michailidou over a ministerial decision last week setting the operating conditions for child protection structures, making the prospect of deinstitutionalization in Greece more visible.

Local drives for war relief

Dozens of municipal authorities across Attica and beyond have launched donation drives to collect clothing, bedding, medicine and other essentials that will be sent to the war-ravaged people of Ukraine as part of ongoing humanitarian relief efforts.

A helping hand for the homeless

Members of the Greek Red Cross hand out food and blankets to homeless people in Piraeus, south of the capital, amid a cold snap, Thursday. 

Santa Claus still coming to town

With Greece and the world in the grip of the pandemic, Athens remains nonetheless in full Christmas mode, with – albeit cautious – music, theater and dance performances across the city somewhat allaying the Covid blues.

9th annual THI gala raises $2mln

The Hellenic Initiative, a nonprofit organization founded “to support sustainable economic recovery” in Greece amid the financial crisis in 2021, raised $2 million at its night annual fundraising gala.

NGO repurposing food waste

Greek NGO Boroume (“We Can”) is working to reduce food waste by collecting unsold fruit and vegetables from producers and traders and distributing them to those in need.

Help pours in for Evia fire victims

Volunteers arrange boxes of donated goods in the sports hall of the town of Istiaia, following a wildfire on the island of Evia, Wednesday.