The Greek America Foundation is proud to announce a $5000 USD grant to HOPEgenesis, one of our Greek partner charities operating in the health and social welfare sector and fighting against declining birth rates in the country.
HOPEgenesis is among the six partner charities for our #ChildrenOfGreece campaign which supports organizations whose work directly impacts children in Greek society — from birth, all the way through their developing years.
Since launching our campaign in 2019, we have given two grants totaling $10,000 in financial support to HOPEgenesis.
According to the organization, the Greek America Foundation’s latest grant will be used to provide full financial support to women who permanently reside in remote Greek islands and cover all pregnancy costs including exams, transport to affiliated medical centers and hospitals, accommodation and childbirth.
“On behalf of Dr. Stefanos Chandakas, the Board of Directors and HOPEgenesis’ team, I would like to express our warmest thanks for your vital support and the continuous trust you have shown in our organization,” HOPEGenesis Project Manager Eva Papadaki wrote in an official acknowledgement letter.
“We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your significant contribution,” she wrote.
Founded in 2015, HOPEgenesis aims to reveal, analyze and study the causes behind the issue of low birth rates so as to develop actions and movements that will reverse the negative birth-death ratio in Greece.
The organization focuses on solutions to reverse the birth deficit, both on a community level and in broader society, through information, awareness raising and in-depth research. Through these efforts, HOPEgenesis’ aims to provide the necessary security to women who are or wish to become pregnant.
More specifically, HOPEgenesis fulfills its mission through the following programs:
a. Adoptions of frontier regions and remote islands by covering all the costs of pregnancy, childbirth, transport and accommodation of pregnant women at affiliated hospitals and medical centers
b. Provision of in vitro fertilization (IVF) services
c. Remote medical monitoring of the program’s beneficiaries via telemedicine devices
d. Establishing preschool children’s activity centers and nursery schools in remote areas
e. Conducting research, meetings and workshops
f. Creating infant and preschool children’s care services in order to help women combine motherhood and employment.
g. Participation in the “Renaissance” program in frontier regions
h. Fertility Awareness Campaign for Greece by informing and raising awareness of reproductive health issues and providing financial support to women that are facing infertility issues.
HOPEgenesis operates in more than 400 areas, 361 remote mainland villages and 40 remote islands. The organization cooperates with 25 medical centers in Athens and the province, located in 15 different parts of Greece, while its medical team consists of more than 50 doctors and health professionals.
Until today, more than 550 families have benefited from HOPEgenesis programs in areas where there have been few or no births for more than 3-5 years.
To learn more about HOPEgenesis, visit the organization’s website.
The #ChildenOfGreece campaign falls under the Greek America Foundation’s Project Hope for Greece. Launched in 2013, the project aims to inspire philanthropy among North Americans and encourage grassroots fundraising for charitable organizations in Greece.
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