Our purpose

 

The Charity Association "FRIENDS OF THE CHILD" was founded in 1987. Ιt is a Non-Profit Association that is running by a twenty member Board of Directors and it is based in Athens (Stisichorou Street, 15) .

Our goal is to support and secure all the required monthly needs for children until their adultness, whose families (single-parent or nuclear families) face financial and social problems. Specifically, “Friends of the Child” covers food, clothing, rents and bills for families in housing risk, psychological and counseling support, entertainment, and medical care. Children with health problems are a high priority for our social program.

In 2017, 250 families and 400 children were benefitted.

Since 2007, we operate our proprietary daycare center which is situated in Kerameikos (Calypsous Street, 8). 25 children from families in need participate every year in the daily educational activities. The nursery covers complete feeding, clothing, personal hygiene, medical care and the parental educational level improvement. A place of physical and mental development full of love and affection, which helps them realize human relations, escape from domestic violence, neglect and growth failure.

The financial resources come exclusively from membership fees, contributions, donations, in-kind sponsorships and income by recreational event participants. There is no government grant.

Our project is implemented by fully trained and experienced staff from different specialty professions.

Our special thanks go to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation who have been sponsoring from 2006 our Programs.

Special thanks to NEPTUNE LINES who for 4th year, covered basic foodstuffs in meat, vegetables, fruit and cheese, for infant use our Nursery.