Our action gained Pan-Hellenic scope thanks to the unprecedented and highly moving response of the world. A total of 300 children in need from the SOS Children's Villages of Thrace, Vari, Crete and Plagiario Thessaloniki, the Orphanage for Girls of Thessaloniki "Melissa", the Child Protection Branch of Kavala, the Association of Friends of the Disabled in Soufli and the Region "Thread of Life", the 5 Social Services of N. Drama, as well as the Child Protection Branch of Drama, received the Easter gift of their desire from the anonymous "Godfathers of Kindness".
As every year, this year our volunteers created our Easter collection with various handmade candles, which we made available to the public, so that through donations we achieved our main goal, that was to offer humanitarian work.
For the 6th birthday anniversary of our Association on February 8th, the volunteers symbolically prepared 6,000 hand-made white flowers and 6,000 cards that were distributed in cars, so the receivers would take them, smiling happily and feeling warmth. The purpose was that the residents would be motivated in order to offer flowers to their loved ones in turn, thus creating an endless chain of love and joy. The white color of the flowers is a symbol of purity, innocence and conveys a sense of peace, tranquility and hope, feelings that are important to spread in order to alleviate the difficulties of everyday life
During Christmas we help “differently” (in another way)! For the 4th consecutive year, the volunteers of our Association crafted our handmade Christmas collection “for all these you have in your heart”. By choosing a Christmas present from our collection, everyone can share smiles to their precious ones and at the same time make a donation to our Association, contributing to our humanitarian work.
Concentration of Humanitarian Aid for the earthquake victims of the Municipality of Heraklion, Crete
In collaboration with the Cultural Association of Arkalochori and the warm participation of volunteers and our fellow human beings, we gathered 89 boxes of long-lasting food, necessity products, personal hygiene products, school supplies and bedding and we delivered them to the earthquake victims of the municipality of Heraklion in Crete. The response of people in our action was wide with donations from all over Greece and Cyprus, city associations and local businesses.
For a 3rd consecutive year, the Wall of Kindness gathered and donated school supplies (bags, notebooks, cases etc.) to students in need. More particularly, we collected and distributed 200 school bags and 50 boxes with new school items and plenty of stationery to the five Social Services and the Department of Children Protection of the municipality of Drama. At the same time, being aware of the needs that were created by the unfavorable conditions of the fires in August and in collaboration with the Union of Secondary Education State School Teachers of the municipality of Evia, many school supplies were distributed to students from the fire-affected areas, offering simultaneously love and children’s smiles for the new school year.
During the summer of 2021, volunteers of our Association visited Private Kindergartens and Centres of Creative Activities for Children of the municipality of Drama. There, with plenty of games and in an interactive way, the values of voluntarism and offering were approached. Our little friends had the chance to come closer to the values of solidarity, selflessness and humanity and in this way, we are trying altogether to make voluntarism a manner of living!
Walltherapies” (aka Toixotherapies) were realized every Sunday afternoon at 18:00 from January to May 2021. “Toixotherapies” concerned 20 free, open and interactive meetings, via Zoom platform supported by various scientists-speakers and different agenda on each event. They kept us great company, counting more than 1000 participations from all over Greece and abroad. A total of 23 exquisite volunteers-speakers presented topics that were about our mental health, empowerment and self-awareness. Indicatively, we shared our feelings, concerns and thoughts with: Antonis Kalogirou, Stefanos Ksenakis, Dimitris Flamouris, Apostolis Koumarinos, Nancy Mallerou, Lisa Varbogli and many more distinguished scientists of various specialties.
For us, Easter means “Love in action…” and at the same time with our other various easter actions, we delivered food and necessity goods in 100 families in the municipality of Drama, we donated 200 easter eggs to the Hospital of Chronic Diseases of Drama. We also delivered 30 packages with 200 handmade cookies, chocolates and candles to the children of the Department of Children Protection of the municipality of Drama, sharing generousl once more love and childish smiles!