On the 9th of December 2016, I met with Limassol’s mayor, Mr. Andreas Christou, to personally deliver a large amount of brand new school bags, stationary, classroom supplies and a cheque of 5,000 euro to support the social initiatives of his city. This donation was done as part of our foundation’s Christmas Campaign which already saw the collaboration with the Cyprus Red Cross Society for the donation of 30,000 euros for the distribution of “1000 Packages of Love” and 1000 gift vouchers, to children in primary and middle schools all over Cyprus.
The social initiatives of the municipality of Limassol include the ‘Free Hands’ program which works by giving children of working parents, aged between 12-17, a place go until their parents are done with work and the ‘Koinoniko Pantopolio’ which aims to provide food and other necessities to families that have been affected by the financial crisis.
Christmas is a time of magic, hope and giving, and as adults we need to do our best to keep filling this season with as much of those things as possible. Being able to give back to the community of the place I call my home away from home is an honour, and one Ι will continue to uphold for many years to come.