On Sunday, August 14, on the Greek island of Chios, the Greek America Foundation’s summer volunteer program coordinator Darden Livesay will run a self-organized 10K race to raise funds for our charitable endeavors.
Darden is a Wilton, Connecticut native who has worked full-time for the Greek America Foundation for three years. He is based in New York City but relocates to Greece during the summer to help lead our Greek America Corps volunteer programs in Athens, Thessaloniki and Chios.
The 25-year-old is running as a member of Team Greek America, our virtual team of athletes who create their own or participate in organized races to raise funds for the foundation. He also completed a 12K run in Athens in July 2021 which raised more than $2,500.
Darden’s fundraising goal is $1,000 with proceeds to benefit our Greek charity partners in Chios which support vulnerable populations including unaccompanied refugee minors, abandoned and orphaned children and stray or rescued dogs which have suffered abuse. Click here to donate.
Our partner organizations include METAdrasi, Kivotos Tou Kosmou (Ark of the World), Kivotos Tou Thodori (Ark of Theodore) and the Chios Animal Welfare Society. During our three week volunteer program on the island, our volunteers support each charity directly through various service activities.
“As we prepare to conclude our volunteer program in Chios this week, I feel that it’s very important to leave a lasting impact on our partner charities,” Darden says. “For this reason, I’ve decided to do another fundraising run in hopes that we can provide even more support — in this case financial — to the organizations we’ve helped this year.”
“I look forward to updating everyone on the fundraiser after I’ve completed the run,” he adds.
Click the button below to donate and help Darden reach his goal! Follow him on his personal social media including Facebook and Instagram (@dardenikos.). And remember to follow the Greek America Foundation on Facebook, Instagram (@greekamericafoundation) and Twitter @GreekAmerica.
$1,115 out of $1,000 raised so far
Thanks to the following generous donors
List updated as of August 17
- Darden R. Livesay III
- Darden R. Livesay Jr.
- Kostantina Livesay
- Gregory Pappas
- Spiridon Theodorou
- Chrysoula Xyrafakis
- Demetra Kritsidimas
- Kim Livesay
- Steven Tagle
- Jennifer Kellogg
- George Kreatsoulas
- C. Maskaleris B. in memory of Stephen and Corinne Maskaleris
- Elizabeth Madden
- Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos
- Steven Gerazounis
- Lefteris Hazapis
- Kostas and Anna Koulouris
- Will Hurst in honor of Chios 2019
- Eleni Anagnostopoulou