An old English proverb says, “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” That simple concept may be what makes the Hellenic Hearts Foundation different from other Greek organizations in Philadelphia.
The newly formed foundation hosted its first fundraiser this past Saturday evening at Estia Restaurant. Some 120 Hellenes, Philhellenes, and friends attended. They got to meet the board and founding members. John Aivazoglou and Tim Vlassopoulos spoke about the direction of the organization and its platform that is still in development.
Like many other historical Greek organization in the Delaware Valley, they plan on giving out scholarships and providing monetary assistance for those experiencing hardship. It’s an old recipe that established groups follow during the holidays and spring season when schools are letting out. You apply to an organization via website or form. It’s likely that your families connected to or are familiar with them. You attend their annual banquet and get your check. A few photos for posterity with the board and family – done. It’s a great way to help young Hellenes.
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