On the 40th anniversary of offering and solidarity of the Charitable Organization of the Catholic Church, Caritas Athens, in the Greek society, a concert of choral music is organized in collaboration with the ERT’s Musical Ensembles on Monday, October 8 at 20:30 at the Parnassos Literary Society (Karytsi Square 8, Athens) for strengthening its goals.
The event, besides its festive character, will provide an opportunity for the Organization to be brought to the attention of the public, to give honor and gratitude to its supporters and to raise awareness of others by helping everyone in any way they wish.
The ERT Choir will perform songs from the Greek cinema by Stavros Xarchakos, Manos Hadjidakis & Mikis Theodorakis, accompanied by a piano, under the direction of Athanasia Kyriakidou.
Tickets are sold at the Headquarters of the Organization, 9 Omirou str, Athens Tel: 210-3626186 (Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 13.00).
Entrance: 10 €.
Caritas Athens, as a recognized Charity Society of the Catholic Church in Greece, a member of the national Caritas Hellas, which is a member of the International Organization with presence in 165 countries worldwide, has been active since 1978 to embrace and support vulnerable groups of fellow human beings in the region of Attica, Evia, Peloponnese & Sterea Ellada and with the values of love, practical and substantial solidarity, subsidiarity, social responsibility, sensitivity, respect for dignity and for inalienable human rights reserved.
For 40 years, it has continued its unselfish offer and its organized and methodical support for every human being, whether Greek or foreign, in need, irrespective of age, race, sex, language, nationality or religion, trying to cover material, psychological and spiritual needs.
Its wide range of activities requires the operation of various organized areas of action – covering all the vulnerable groups of the social fabric of the capital – to which it responds thanks to the financial support of its supporters and donors, its participation in national and European programs (as it has no financial or material support from the state) and of course to the help of its valuable volunteers!
Its multi-faceted / multidimensional work, especially following the refugee crisis, has increased as the number of those seeking help has doubled, resulting in more than 120,000 people per year in the last two years, being served only in the Refugee Sector through the distribution of clothing, , food, counseling, activities for children and adults, Greek-English language courses for Greeks, refugees and migrants, as well as shelter and prepaid cards for about a thousand refugees. In addition, its activities include volunteer blood donations, support and entertainment for the elderly, support for patients and people with health problems, distribution of food and essentials to homeless people, provision of daily snack to 165 primary school pupils, distribution of necessities for inmates of prisons, financial and advisory assistance to young people who want to start a small business, as well as emergency relief at natural disasters!