The Hellenic Democratic Initiative raised more than $10,000 at its fundraising dinner on Sunday, July 8. The collected sum will be used to purchase food and other necessary household items for Greek families living below the poverty line in Greece, according to a Neos Kosmos article.
The successful event was predominantly attended by second- and third- generation Greek-Australians and is part of a wider Diaspora fundraising campaign organized by the group to help raise funds for Greek families in need as a result of the economic crisis in Greece. The campaign will continue up to July 31, 2012.
The Hellenic Democratic Initiative has sought the support of Athens based non-profit organization “BOROUME” to help coordinate the distribution of food directly to Greek families in desperate need making sure that the appropriate Greek families receive the benefit of the aid. Group representatives will travel to Greece in August 2012 to personally facilitate such distribution.
The Hellenic Democratic Initiative is a global Hellenic non-profit organization that was established in Melbourne in 2010 by second- and third- generation Greek-Australians. The group’s President, Mr Vasilis Giavris, and the members hope to continue supporting their fellow Greeks back in the homeland.
For those wishing to donate to the groups Diaspora Fundraising Campaign they can do so by contributing their donations to the following special purpose bank account:
Hellenic Democratic Initiative – Help Greece Fund: National Australia Bank – BSB: 083 231 Acc: 127572444.
For those wishing to join the group they can do so by emailing the HDI committee at: email@example.com.
You can also follow the group on facebook: Hellenic Democratic Initiative