The Hellenic Initiative: Keep Greece in Your Thoughts This Holiday Season

December 16, 2020

ATHENS – The Hellenic Initiative (THI) continues its efforts for Greece and reminds supporters to give during this holiday season when so many are in need. THI Executive Director Peter Poulos sent the following message via email noting the ongoing fundraising for the worthy organizations that do so much in Greece:

Dear Friends of THI,

These are trying times for all of us and especially for our brothers and sisters in Greece.  After 10 years of a prolonged financial crisis, Greece was finally set to see the light of day only to have it darkened again by COVID-19.  And to make matters worse, the one bright spot in its economy, tourism, has taken the most serious blow, worsening the economic situation for thousands of individuals and families.

As a crisis relief organization, THI has a duty to respond to this new challenge. So, as we approach the holiday season, and 2020 comes to a close, The Hellenic Initiative would like to thank you for your support and also ask you for your help.

With just $10 Prolepsis can provide a child with lunch for a week.

We are raising funds to continue supporting our programs on the ground in Greece providing life-saving support to people who are struggling. And we are doubling down on our efforts to create jobs and build a strong, sound business environment. You can read about the programs we are supporting on the attached list of THI’s funded charitable organizations.

A $50 donation to Enaleia can help a new fisherman jumpstart his/her career.

As you reflect on this past year, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to The Hellenic Initiative. 100% of your donation will be directed towards our programs in Greece.

With $1,000 Agigma Zois can help ease the burden of treatment for a cancer patient.

Please join us in helping our fellow Greeks. On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Hellenic Initiative, we would like to thank you once again for your continued support.

Oli Mazi – All Together,

Peter J. Poulos                       

Executive Director

More information is available online: https://www.thehellenicinitiative.org/donate-now/.


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