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2019 Volunteers: More Than an Average Day on Chios

Today may seem like just another average day, but for the Greek America Foundation’s volunteers, who are on the Greek island of Chios serving unaccompanied refugee minors — it’s more than that.  While some volunteers are at a school — operated by our partner charity METAdrasi — offering basic education to the children… Others have […]

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Bring the Documentary Film “Border Souls” to Your Community

The Greek America Foundation, in partnership with Square Films, is proud to bring the documentary film “Border Souls” to communities throughout the United States and Canada for special screenings. The film tells the story of humanity and light during one of the darkest times in recent Greek history, when tens of thousands of refugees passed […]

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Chicago’s St. George Church Supports #ChildrenOfGreece

A dynamic partnership with St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago is bearing fruit and supporting the Greek America Foundation’s #ChildrenOfGreece campaign. Every Sunday for the past six months, a free-will offering has been requested by parishioners attending Sunday liturgy. The initiative was created after Fr. Chrysanthos Kerkeres, the priest at St George saw stats […]

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$10,000 to Children’s Charities

The Greek America Foundation is proud to announce the first disbursements totaling $10,000 to support two non-profit organizations doing important charity work in Greece. The donations are part of our #ChildrenOfGreece campaign. HOPEgenesis and METAdrasi each received $5,000 grants, raised through the Greek America Foundation’s #ChildrenOfGreece campaign aiming to raise funds and awareness amongst North […]

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Athanasia Liakopoulos Memorial Fund

Athanasia Liakopoulos (nee Sotiropoulou) fell asleep peacefully while surrounded by family on January 31, 2019. She was born January 30, 1931 in Apiditsa, a village in Arcadia, located in the Peloponnese. She endured much hardship during her lifetime, specifically the economic and health challenges brought upon during World War II and the German Nazi occupation […]

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2019 Summer Volunteer Program on Chios Island

The Greek America Foundation is proud to partner with METAdrasi on the Greek island of Chios for our 2019 Summer Service Learning Program which aims to engage North American college students and young professionals in volunteer programs in Greece. Our 2019 program includes a month-long experience volunteering with vulnerable groups, including refugee children and unaccompanied […]

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Greek America Foundation Launches #ChildrenOfGreece Campaign

The Greek America Foundation proudly announces the launch of our Project Hope for Greece #ChildrenOfGreece campaign that seeks to raise funds and awareness for specific charities in Greece. Since 2013, with the support of donors throughout the United States and Canada, we’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthwhile charities and individuals in Greece. In addition […]

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Donate Your Birthday to the #ChildrenOfGreece Campaign

Throughout modern Greek history, children have been among the biggest victims of war, poverty and social unrest. During these extreme moments, the Greek diaspora, particularly in North America, always responded in a resounding way. Today, one in four children in Greece face extreme poverty, making the country the worst place for children in the European […]

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Become an Ambassador of Hope for the #ChildrenOfGreece Campaign

Since 2013, with the support of donors throughout the United States and Canada, the Greek America Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthwhile charities and individuals in Greece through our Project Hope for Greece campaign. In addition to numerous beneficiary charities, we’ve rebuilt fishing boats for fisherman, provided tons of food and […]

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Meet the Charities We Are Supporting for #ChildrenOfGreece

Our Project Hope for Greece #ChildrenOfGreece campaign aims to raise funds and awareness for six charities in Greece — with your support. We have chosen each of these charities because we support their work, which strives to alleviate challenges faced by the most vulnerable members of Greek society today — the children. In all cases, we shall receive […]

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Greek America Foundation Announces 2018 Constantine and Patricia Mavroyannis Scholarship Recipients

The Greek America Foundation is proud to announce that the Constantine and Patricia Mavroyannis Scholarship recipients for 2018 are Marios Galanis of Stanford University, Georgios Gounaris of the University of Pennsylvania, Elias Kokkas of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Panagiotis Stavropoulos of the University of Toronto and Houri Christina Tarazi of Harvard University. All students […]