Greek Australian households in financial need will receive an Easter hamper thanks to a joint effort between the Greek Orthodox Parishes, St John’s Greek Orthodox College, Oakleigh Greek Orthodox College and the Greek Welfare Centre.
For over a decade the Greek Welfare Centre Victoria has taken a leading role in organising an Easter and Christmas Food Hamper and Toy Appeal with the solid support of the Parish Network of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and the Greek Australian Community of Melbourne and Victoria.
The Greek Welfare Centre once again calls upon the community to demonstrate their kindness and contribute as much as they are able. Any non-perishable food items, as well as toys, preferably new, are welcome.
The Centre also encourages Greek Australian businesses to give generously to the Easter food and toy appeal.
Health and practical reasons restrict the collection to non-perishable food. These items may include; oil, pasta, rice, coffee, tea, sugar, biscuits, canned food (including vegetables, meats, hams), sauces, flour, spices, snacks etc. Before purchasing or dropping off such items to the collection points, please check use-by dates and that there are no ruptures to the packaging.
Non-perishable food and toys can be dropped off at any Greek Orthodox church in Victoria or at St John’s Greek Orthodox College, 21 Railway Place West Preston or at Oakleigh Grammar ,77-81 Willesden Road, Oakleigh, or alternatively at the Greek Welfare Centre at the Holy Monastery of ‘Axion Estin’ at 7 Hartington Street, Northcote.
Anyone interested in volunteering or finding out more about the appeal can contact Edmond Kaderoglou at the Greek Welfare Centre on (03) 9486 6588.