Aid to Greece and Cyprus
2013 Donations: $208,000
2012 Donations: $160,000
Total Donations to Date to Greece and Cyrpus: $368,000
In our ongoing effort to demonstrate our love in action, the Aid to Greece and Cyprus Campaign is being conducted through two initiatives.
Thank you beloved Philoptochos Stewards for sponsoring fundraisers throughout the United States to aid our brothers and sisters in Greece. As a result of your great efforts, National Philoptochos has disbursed financial assistance totaling $210,000. Below is a listing of donations made in 2012 and 2013.
The impact of the European economic crisis has severly affected Greece and now Cyprus. The crisis is expanding and deepening, affecting all sectors of society. Both countries require humanitarian aid and the need increases daily.
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, with the help of your philanthropia, has donated a total of $210,000, to date, to organizations and philanthropic agencies.
To see where National Philoptochos has made donations in Greece, click here.
Talking To Your Children About Violent Events
Although we would like to protect our children from hearing about events like the Boston Marathon bombings, the school or movie theater shootings in Newtown, CT and Aurora, CO the repeated images and reporting on television and internet postings don’t allow this. But what we can do is talk about these events to our children to help them understand what happened and to help them cope with their emotions in a healthy manner. For suggested steps to help you appropriately address the questions, concerns and feelings of anxiety that your children may have, please click here.
Tips to help the children in your life deal with tragedy.