Community Services 2020

Community Services 2020

Although 2020 was in many ways difficult, unyielding and disappointing, AWOG stayed true to its mission of supporting those in need.  As you will see, Community Services was extremely busy. Following the 2019 Christmas Bazaar (held at the War Museum), the following donations were made in the form of scholarships:
  • Deree–The American College of Greece (Athens)
  • The American Farm School (Thessaloniki)
as well as cash deposits:
  • Diabetic Society for Children (PEAND)
  • FLOGA
  • Moschato Nursing Home
  • MERIMNIS
  • Kivotos Agapis / Patra
  • Aghioi Apostoloi Soup Kitchen
  • Aghios Giorgios Day Care Center
  • Therapeutic Horse Riding
  • Very soon after Lockdown #1 began, AWOG members and friends embarked upon Project Staying Alive, creating hospital-approved masks. Between April 13 and the end of May, approximately two thousand masks were distributed to the following hospitals and needy institutions:
Aghia Sophia and Aglaia Kyriakou Children’s Hospitals, Asklipieio, Merimna Moschato Nursing Home, PAEND, Merimnis, Lofos Skouze Nursing Home (for elderly bedridden persons), Aghioi Apostoloi Soup Kitchen in Tzitzifies, Caritas, Aghia Anna, 3rd Gymnasium of Vyronas,  5th Lyceum of Vyronas, Aghios Georgios Day Care Center, Pinelopeion Day Care Center, Therapeutic Horse Riding. Furthermore, each AWOG member also received a mask. In June, one hundred masks were donated to Vostaneio Hospital in Mytilini.
  • We also continued our Heart Pillow distribution to the following hospitals:
Aghioi Anargyroi, Aghios Savvas, Alexandra, Aretaieion, Ippokrateio, Mitera, Nikea, where we were able to donate 454 pillows between January and October.
  • A donation of 840 blankets was distributed to the following institutions:
Lofos Skouze, Argo, Merimna Moschato Nursing Home and Aghioi Apostoloi Soup Kitchen.  Aghioi Apostoloi also received 1200 sets of disposable eating utensils.   OTHER DONATIONS made during 2020 include:  
  • sponsoring of coffee break at PAMEMMAZI’s third forum held at The American College of Greece
  • 100 Euros from the Glyfada area for a “souvlaki party” at PIKPA/Voula
  • food and beverages offered to Aghia Anna Shelter for Girls in Nea Kifissia and Caritas Food Collection and Soup Kitchen at the Catholic Church in Voula
  • 500 Euros to PIKPA Children’s Center / Voula for the purchase of hygiene products
  • 200 Euros to the Moschato Nursing Home towards the purchase of food and adult diapers
  • 100 Euro worth of food from the Papagou/Holargos area for the Karditsa flood victims
  • boxes of cookies delivered to the MERIMNIS Shelter for Underage Boys
  • an electric bed, an electric mattress, and a wheelchair donated by a friend of AWOG were offered to ARGO Center for Children with Special Needs
  • ten stuffed animals for children were donated and given to the Radiology Department of Aghia Sofia Children’s Hospital
  • thirty children’s books for ages up to 12 years, were donated to Aghios Giorgios Day Care Center
  From the Community Service Discretionary Fund: 200  Euros to PIKPA / Voula  for the purchase of necessities 200  Euros to the Moschato  Nursing Home for the purchase of needed goods VISITATIONS Because of the pandemic, we were able to pay only one visit and this was to FLOGA in February. AWOG was represented at two New Year Pitta-Cuttings:
  • Moschato Nursing Home
  • Aghios Giorgios Day Care Center