Support Ecogenia – Say YES to Climate Action

This year, in the lead up to the famous “OXI” (No) Day, Ecogenia invites Greeks to once again unite their voices in saying no to continuing as is – no to resignation around climate change, unemployment, and brain drain. Echoing the spirit of resilience that the nation showcased throughout the Greek Resistance to the Axis occupation in Europe, our campaign reverses the narrative by turning Oxi into a loud and bold YES!

  • YES to climate action and sustainable development.
  • YES to facilitating employment opportunities for all.
  • YES to retaining and further elevating Greece’s eager talent.
  • YES to civic engagement as a catalyst for mobilizing young Greeks to achieve these goals.

The campaign puts youth at the center of constructing Greece’s sustainable future as the main beneficiaries of Ecogenia’s programming and a catalysing force in driving solutions-oriented community engagement in Greece.

Our goal for this campaign is to raise $10,000 USD. This will help us cover our lingering 2021 costs as we prepare to launch our pilot year. Your support is critical in helping to ensure our foundation is strong for 2022.

Ecogenia’s vision is rooted in the three pillars of people, planet, prosperity. Young Greeks activated through civic service to address national sustainability needs while securing a viable future for themselves and future generations. Our mission is to promote sustainability and climate action through civic service.

Read more about Ecogenia’s vision and mission here.


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Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos

Welcome to the Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos 2021 Fall Fundraiser donation page. The MoB Board invites you to be a sponsor of “Celebrating the Holidays in Greece” – a virtual winetasting to be held on November 12 for the benefit of the Philoptochos ministries. Until we can gather in person, let’s raise a glass together virtually!

For more information on this and the many good works the Metropolis Philoptochos and its 42 Chapters accomplish to help those in need explore their website.

The Sponsorship Levels are:

Agape – $1,000 and up
Philotimo – $500 to $999
Pisti – $250 to $499
Philanthropia – $100 to $249
Elpida – up to $100

Once you click the Donate button above, you will see suggested donations or you can enter any amount you desire in the Custom Amount field.

Support Boxing Champ Johnny “The Greek” Birmpilis

After arriving in Toronto, Johnny Birmpilis (5-0-0, 2KOs) has taken the Canadian middleweight division by storm, defeating domestic rivals Larone Whyte (4-3-0, 3KOs) and Justin Blades (3-2-0, 3KOs) to solidify his place in the Canadian fight scene.

Birmpilis fought as an amateur in Greece, entering the punch-for-pay game against Evangelos Chatzis (1-1-0) almost exactly three years ago in Athens.

In 2018, Birmpilis turned his attention abroad, hoping to find more fights in the great white north. In Canada, he hooked up with Lee Baxter Promotions and the rest is history. The Greek prospect has boxed in Toronto and is now in Los Angeles. Keep an eye on him, you’ll be hearing great things from Johnny!

  • Given Name: Ioannis Birmpilis
  • Pro Boxing Record: 6-1-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Greek
  • Current Streak: N/A
  • Age: 29 | Date of Birth: 1992.05.31
  • Last Fight: N/A
  • Weight Class: | Last Weigh-In: N/A
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: N/A | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Larissa, Greece
  • Fighting out of: Toronto, Ontario
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Boxing

Supporting Vulnerable Children in Greece

In Greece, where The Smile of the Child‘s 11 Homes & 15 Support Centers are located, about 50% of the pipes are made of asbestos, a material that is now banned as it may cause cancer.

Through the project “aQua4all” we are financing the installation and maintenance of clean, drinking water treatment systems in all homes of The Smile of the Child. The sole purpose of this project is to provide clean, fresh, potable, and hydrogen-rich water to children living in ‘The Smile of the Child’ Homes in Greece.

  • Installation of 18 water treatment systems at the point of use (POU).
  • Maintenance of the water treatment systems for the next two years.
  • Human resources, technician expenses, parts replacement costs.

In 1995 the 10-year old Andreas Yannopoulos wrote in his diary his last wish, to create an Organization for all children to enjoy what he had in abundance in his life; care, safety, love. “If we all come together, we can make it.” In 2021 “The Smile of the Child” celebrates 25 years of continuous service in support of more than 1.700.000 children and their families. Andreas would be proud of the Ripple Effect of his vision, which still inspires thousands of children and adults.

Today the Organization “The Smile of the Child”, is recognized internationally, with a Vision: the Smile of every child. Implementing nationwide, 365 days a year and 24 hours a day, non-stop direct and effective actions to prevent from and fight against phenomena threatening children, is what makes their work admirable.

The organization provides its services free-of-charge to every child & family in Greece, engaging in four critical fields, Violence, Health, Disappearance, Poverty; finding children going missing, providing free healthcare access, assisting children facing food insecurity, supporting families in need, setting the entire spectrum of its services and infrastructure at the disposal of public actors and agencies, promoting children’s rights through engagement with international organizations.

In the course of its 25 years of action “The Smile of the Child” has supported more than 1,728,626 children and their families.

In Greece, among others, they currently operate 15 Support Centers, 5 facilities named “The House of the Child” for children victims of any form of violence, and 3 Daycare Homes in different cities all over Greece.

The pandemic has increased the organization’s needs dramatically.

Giving Children Clean Water

18% of Greece’s territory has been highlighted as nitrate pollution risk zones due to run-off contaminants from industrial and agricultural uses that end up in tap water.

Through the project “aQua4all” we are financing the installation and maintenance of clean, drinking water treatment systems in all homes of ‘SOS Children’s Villages’. The sole purpose of this project is to provide clean, fresh, potable, and hydrogen-rich water to children living in the SOS Children’s Villages in Greece.

  • Installation of 42 water treatment systems at the point of use (POU).
  • 150 bath water treatment systems, in Athens, Thessaloniki, Thrace, and Crete.
  • Maintenance of the water treatment systems for the next two years.
  • Human resources, technician expenses, parts replacement costs.

SOS Children’s Villages is an international non-governmental organization active in 136 countries and territories around the world. It has been founded by Hermann Gmeiner in Tyrol, Austria, in 1949. With the generous support of donors, child sponsors, partners, and friends SOS Children’s Villages are helping hundreds of thousands of children each year through alternative care, family strengthening, schools, health centers, and other community-based work.

In Greece SOS Children’s Villages has been operating since 1975 and currently operates 4 SOS Children’s Villages, 2 Youth Houses, 2 SOS Babies Homes, Social Centers, and 6 Learning and Education Centers.


Wines of Crete Documentary

Born and raised on the island, I always had a passion for culture, history, and the traditions of Crete. But what’s a passion if it’s not shared? I wanted to share a piece of Crete with you, that is why I embarked on this journey of documentary film making.

I went to Crete this summer, under very difficult travel conditions and interviewed 11 winemakers, discovered fascinating grape varieties, tasted mouthwatering wines and now creating a documentary for the wine lovers in the U.S and Australia. I have already invested $13,700 and now I am looking for help raising funds for the post production editing and film festivals submission fees.