CHARITY

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SOCIETY

For the children who have faced hardship, who have been taken away from their families by court decision and who have found shelter in the farm schools of the Ark of the World, there is no longer “never” and “nowhere,” lost paths and lost worlds. Only a clear path on firm ground. The path is […]


Volunteers at work. Since it was founded, THI Australia has donated more than 2 million Australian dollars – and 500,000 in April alone – to 10 organizations in Greece, including Together for the Child, Children’s Villages SOS, Medecins du Monde and the Emfasis Foundation.
DIASPORA

Providing medical equipment for hospitals in Argos, Galatas, Ioannina, Kastoria and Kythira, and access to medical services for more than 3,000 people, helping hundreds of homeless people in Attica and ensuring that many impoverished households get food are but some of the benefits from the work being done by The Hellenic Initiative (THI) Australia.


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IMAGES

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou is seen serving portions of food at the soup kitchen O Allos Anthropos (The Fellow Man) on December 24, 2020. Sakellaropoulou spoke with volunteers and Constantinos Polychronopoulos  and assisted in the distribution of food. [Thodoris Manolopoulos/Presidency/ANA-MPA]

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WHAT'S ON

Looking to help the planet while also making a thoughtful gift gesture? Help WWF Greece help the world’s polar bear population, which is under increasing threat from global warming.


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NEWS

The official opening of a UNICEF office in Greece was announced by the organization and the Greek government on Friday, which coincided with World Children’s Day. 

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NEWS

Food donations skyrocketed during the lockdown earlier this year, according to figures released by Greece’s Food Bank ahead of International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Tuesday. 

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SOCIETY

“This summer I will not go to Chios. The feeling of emptiness is overwhelming. I am thinking of the kids who have to stay in the migrant centers without the few hours of normalcy we could offer them.”



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NEWS

Medicines and medical supplies to support the victims of the Beirut explosion will be collected from spots throughout Attica on Thursday as part of an initiative by the Attica Regional Authority in collaboration with the Medical Association of Athens and the Oloi Mazi Boroume (All Together We Can) philanthropic organization. 

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NEWS

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church of Greece and Patriarch Ieronymos have sent a letter to Patriarch of Antioch John offering their full support in the relief effort following Tuesday’s deadly blast in Beirut.

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WHAT'S ON

Filmmaker Nikos Mengrelis has brought together 71 minutes’ worth of footage covering the range of activities of the Greek branch of Médecins du Monde (Doctors Without Borders) in a tribute documentary.


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NEWS

Greek twins Marianna and Sofia Erotokritou this week delivered the last batch of thousands of protective face masks purchased with donations made by Chinese citizens to assist Greece in its battle against Covid-19, they told Xinhua on Wednesday. 

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NEWS

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Wednesday announced that it was cooperating with a Church of Greece charity, utilizing funds from the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), to improve accommodation facilities for unaccompanied migrant children in Greece.