The Athenians’ Society in New York is standing by Greece during the harsh times it is going through. The active Greek-American association initiated a pilot program in cooperation with the municipality of Athens, in order to donate meat to the municipal Foundling Home of Athens (Dimotiko Brefokomio Athinon), which feeds more than 5,500 children from 82 day nurseries of the capital on a daily basis.
Director of the Athenians’ Society in NY called Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis to arrange the details of the program.
The initiative on behalf of the Athenian Society of NY is of great importance, as the “Athenians’ Society Children’s Fund” in Investor’s Bank is fully utilized for the cause.
The municipality of Athens received the first delivery of high quality, domestic meat, worth 1,000 Euro on Monday July 9.
Deputy Director of the Municipal Foundling Home of Athens Alexandros Drimalas expressed his gratitude to Greeks of the Diaspora through The National Herald, noting that every supporting effort is necessary.
The Municipal Foundling Home has been receiving requests for food for malnourished pupils in a number of elementary schools of the Greek capital. Today, 253 food portions are being donated to 25 elementary schools, along with two meals (day and night) for 1,500 homeless and/or poor people. The Foundling Home also offers meals to the children of “The Ark of the World”, while more and more people are seeking help in its premises.
The Athenians’ Society of New York will also assist the Municipal Pharmacy of Athens by offering US drugs, a process that requires more time.