School bells rang this week for the first time in the village of Vrisa on the island of Lesvos, since a devastating earthquake leveled more than a thousand buildings on June 12th. Miraculously, school had just been dismissed on the fateful day of the earthquake and no children were harmed, while the building was completely […]
PROJECT HOPE FOR GREECE
Providing Hope to the People of Greece
Responding to the deteriorating conditions in Greece, the Greek America Foundation launched Project Hope for Greece— a fundraising effort that channels the power of our constituents and supporters and encourages them t get involved via a series of projects and programs that raise funds— and awareness— and that will bring hope to the people of Greece.
The project’s purpose is to inspire philanthropy amongst Greek North Americans and engage our network of friends and supporters to come together on a grassroots level and raise funds for various accredited charitable organizations in Greece. Project Hope for Greece capitalizes on the power of people and their ideas and encourages them to host an event or fundraiser that suits their personality or their talent or skill.
Since it’s inception, thanks to the philanthropy and creativity of our members and supporters, Project Hope for Greece has raised over $300,000 for reputable charitable organizations doing important work to alleviate the crisis in Greece.
Become an Ambassador of Hope
The power of Project Hope for Greece is the creativity of our supporters. In order to become an Ambassador of Hope, you need to donate or raise a minimum of $1000 towards our fund. How you do it is up to you.
Some have hosted events at home, others have gone all out with full-fledge dinner dances and epic events. Several of our entrepreneurial supporters organized fundraisers around product launches or promotions.
Contact us today about becoming an Ambassador of Hope and doing your part to support worthwhile charitable organizations helping the people of Greece.
Some of our Ambassadors of Hope
Our Ambassadors of Hope have been very innovative in the way they've fulfilled their pledges to raise a minimum of $1000 to become Ambassadors. One person hosted his birthday party for the fund and asked all gifts be made to Project Hope instead. A duo from Baltimore organized a Taverna Night at their local church hall, while an actor from New York City organized a reading of a theatrical production with all admissions going to the fund. See our Ambassadors of Hope here.
Why Project Hope for Greece?
Far away in Beverly Hills, California— one man with no direct connection to two fisherman in a tiny Greek fishing village of Lesvos— made a gift that would not only impact the fishermen, but their entire community. Thanos and Kostas were amongst the Greek islanders from the tiny village of Skala Sikamnias who were thrust […]
Another Project Hope for Greece grant was fulfilled on July 28, 2017 to Mama Maria, a selfless woman who has cooked thousands of meals for refugees arriving on her island of Samos. Back in 2015 she transformed her Taverna into a make-shift shelter, feeding dozens at a time and laying out blankets at night to […]
A team from the Greek America Foundation visited the village of Vrisa on the island of Lesvos on July 20 where a series of devastating earthquakes hit, leaving one woman dead and almost 1,000 buildings damaged or destroyed completely. Gregory Pappas, founder and president of the foundation, and Jennifer Kellogg, executive director, were given access […]
The Greek America Foundation Board of Directors voted unanimously Friday a their biennial meeting to launch an emergency relief campaign for the Greek island of Lesvos following a catastrophic earthquake last week. Individual board members that were present kicked off the campaign with more than $30,000 in individual donations at the meeting. An appeal to […]
Operation “Rescue Mt. Pelion Puppies” is officially under way as the latest Project Hope for Greece endeavor and we need your help to rescue four adorable, abandoned Greek puppies and their mom. It all started with a Facebook post from a wonderful rescuer named Melia in the mountains of Pelion, in Central Greece. One thing […]
Providing Hope to Greece’s most vulnerable people was the goal when we created project Hope for Greece and a recent grant has accomplished this in a direct way. New York City businessman and film producer Chris Papavasiliou became an Ambassador of Hope with a direct donation to Project Hope for Greece, earmarked to support the efforts […]
Greek America Foundation supporters Lea Soupata and her husband Sotiris Zervoulias presented a check for $5,000.00 from the Greek America Foundation to Desmos, a non-profit organization that has helped thousands of people in need throughout Greece. This is yet another gift made possible by the supporters of the GAF and Project Hope for Greece. To […]
Just goes to show you that when a company pairs up a great product with a great cause, beautiful things can happen. When Steve Kriaris decided to donate part of the sales of his renown Thalia Wine to Project Hope for Greece in the month of May 2014, he made sure all of 2500 bottles […]
Dr. Pericles Constantine Markakis, loving husband, father and grandfather and Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University, passed away on May 3, 2015. He was 95. In lieu of flowers, his family asked that donations be made to Project Hope for Greece, raising $3545.00 for the fund to serve the people of the nation he loved so much. […]