In October 2011, under the pressure of the economic crisis, which has led many social groups in Greece to despair, the “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation” joined forces with the Association of Friends of Children with cancer “ELPIDA”, aiming to implement a social programme that will offer hope and relief to our suffering fellow citizens.

Through a joint announcement, the two bodies publicized the launch of the programme “A hope from the children of ELPIDA”, pointing out that at times of crisis, the Civil Society must work together on a common front, based on the principles of humanism and solidarity, in order to support those who belong to sensitive social groups.

Since then, the following actions have been organised:

  • Collection of food and basic essentials that were distributed to a large number of families.