AHEPA Initiates International Emergency Care Package Drive for Greek Fire Victims 

27 August 2007

In our continuing efforts to assist our extended family in Greece, we have initiated an AHEPA Care Package Drive.

Care Package Checklist

We are asking each chapter to make a minimum of four (4) boxes consisting of the following items:
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Towels
  • Hand Soap (bars, not liquid)
  • Baby Diapers
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Toothbrushes
  • Children’s Clothing
  • Men's and Women's socks
  • Men’s and Women’s underwear
  • Men's & Women's Shoes – various sizes

Furthermore, we ask that all items collected are properly packaged and boxed for transport before sending them to AHEPA Headquarters. Please do not send any liquids or canned foods.

Upon receipt, we will deliver the boxes (unopened) to the Red Cross, who will then facilitate final transport to Greece.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact AHEPA headquarters directly.

(Posted 28 August 2007)

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is the largest and oldest American-based, Greek heritage grassroots membership organization in the world. Its scope is international with chapters in the United States, Canada, Greece, and Cyprus, and "sister" chapters in Australia and New Zealand under the auspices of AHEPA Australasia. AHEPA was founded on July 26, 1922 in response to the evils of bigotry and racism that emerged in early 20th century American society. During its history, AHEPA has joined with the NAACP and B'nai B'rith to fight discrimination. It also helped Greek immigrants assimilate into society. Today, AHEPA brings the ideals of ancient Greece, which includes philanthropy, education, civic responsibility, and family and individual excellence to the community. The AHEPA family consists of four organizations: AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles and Maids of Athena. For more information about the organization or how to join, contact AHEPA Headquarters (202-232-6300) or visit the organization's newly redesigned website at http://www.ahepa.org.

HCS maintains an extensive archives of AHEPA articles and press releases which readers are invited to browse under the AHEPA Family Releases section of the site archives at http://www.helleniccomserve.com/archiveahepa.html.

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