In February 2000, among 600 children illuminating the area with their smiles, Mrs Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, President of the “Foundation for the Child and the Family”, inaugurated the model Area of Creative Activities in the Municipality of Ano Liosia –which was severely affected by the earthquake of September 1999- and gave toys to the children.

The area is an offer of love by Mr Vardis Vardinoyannis and his wife Marianna. It is extended in 210 square meters, fully equipped and accommodates ceramics and painting laboratories, a children library and rooms for game and other creative and recreational activities.

His Eminence Metropolitan Panteleimon of Attica performed the blessing.
The Minister of Environment, Town Planning and Public Works, Mr Costas Laliotis, the Members of Parliament Mr Theodoros Pagkalos and Mr Panagiotis Fotiadis, the Vice-Prefect of Athens, Mrs Valsamaki, the Deputy Prefect of West Attica, Mr Brebos, the President of the Prefecture Council, Mrs Dimou and many others honoured the inauguration ceremony with their presence.
Mrs Marianna Vardinoyannis presented the Mayor of Ano Liosia, Mr Nikos Papadimas with the key of the Model Area for Creative Activities for Children and thanked him for his great offer to the children of the Municipality.