ACG CARES has been active this Fall semester gathering food and money to support people in need. Odeon Cinemas generously donated two cinema tickets for lottery to raise money for food. The J. S. Bailey Library donated books that were made available in the DEREE main corridor for a donation of at least one euro. This effort will continue as we are hoping students and alumni will also support it by bringing in books they have finished reading.
So far over 1,000 euros had been raised. The money collected will be donated to the Municipality of Ag. Paraskevi to buy food for families in need for Christmas and Easter, and the Municipality of Salamina that reached out this year as they have a large number of poor families in need and limited donations.
At the ACG CARES corner in the DEREE main corridor, the ACG Cares bin has been overflowing with toys and clothing. Volunteers have been boxing the clothing weekly throughout the semester. Clothes and toys will be given to SOZO, the Municipality of Salamina, and Kid and Family.
ACG Cares also hosted its annual Social Awareness & Solidarity Days Holiday Bazaar on December 3rd and 4th, during which NGOs had the opportunity to raise funds for and awareness about their causes. Fifteen NGOs took part: Agapo-Prosfero, Agkalia, Hara, Kid & Family, Make a Wish, MDA Hellas, SOZO for Children, TACT Hellas, Amymoni, Porta Anoikti, Kivotos Tou Kosmou, Boroume, Floga, Enosi Agona kata tou Neanikou Diaviti (for children’s diabetes), and the Cultural Association of Mikrasiaton in Ag. Paraskevi (Politistikos Syllogos Mikrasiaton Ag. Paraskevis)