As we continue to navigate through the crisis facing the world and our day to day lives, we wanted to find a way to give back and help those in need. We've spoken before about charity being a huge part of our company mission. At Christmas we were super excited to be able to provide a generous donation based on our holiday sales to the Hellenic Nursing Home of Canton, Massachusetts. We feel compelled to once again not only support our local communities at this difficult time , but also our fellow Greek business entrepreneurs with their efforts to make a positive impact on the doctors and nurses fighting every day to help patients recover from this virus and who work tirelessly risking their own lives.
Taste and Art of Greece is proud to announce we are making donations to three wonderful charitable endeavors in both our local communities of New England as well as other regions of the USA:
1) Our family friend Diane Sikellis Barbieri has put together a fund raising effort for food donations to all hospital staff and lab workers of Winchester, Massachusetts.
In addition, her efforts are also helping a wonderful local business - Eleni's Mediterranean Grille, who is not only providing the food but also generously adding extra food to those they deliver to. This will be our second donation for this fantastic effort! To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/donate/667294630510698/
2) The second fundraising effort we are supporting is by our dear friend Christina Julakis , a consultant at Pure Haven cosmetics, a company that offers self care products which are 100% free of toxins, manufactured in Johnston, Rhode Island. You've probably seen photos floating around of healthcare workers with severe abrasions on their faces and rashes on their hands from wearing protective equipment non stop. Christina is working together with Adopt a Healthcare Worker to provide personal care kits to nominated healthcare workers. Christina's efforts are bringing kits to several area hospitals in New England, and we are super excited to be able to adopt several healthcare workers for this fabulous program! To learn more, visit:
3) Also, the amazing granddaughter of my Nona, Irina Kapetanakis, who is the CEO and Founder of Obscur Intimates located in New Jersey as well as VP of Marketing at Suuchi Inc, a manufacturer of fine clothing and apparel in New York....has spearheaded an effort along with her partners at Suuchi to transform their manufacturing efforts to produce much needed Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for medical staff all over the USA. Irina is raising funds to continue these efforts to provide supplies for hospitals in most critical need of this safety equipment. 100% of all donations she collects will go towards the purchase of much needed equipment to help save the lives of those putting their lives at risk every day to save ours. Whats great about this program is it is not limited to the New York and New Jersey areas...they will try to help as many hospitals all over the USA as possible, all someone has to do is simply reach out to inform them of their need. We are proud to be able to make a donation to this effort as well! Copy this link in your browser to learn more: https://www.gofundme.com/f/let039s-get-ppe-to-our-hospitals?utm_source=custome
THANK YOU for supporting our business! We are committed to doing whatever we can to help during this time of crisis. Stay well and many blessings to all of you!