In March 2012, the association decided to create the “I Give Because I Care” donation center further emphasizing its philosophy of togetherness. This service provides systematic assistance to child welfare organizations in Attica by providing them with as many resources as possible, so as they are able in turn to respond to all children and adolescents in need.
The economic recession has been causing an ever-increasing influx of social and economical problems and consequently an increase in the calls for assistance, to which the association felt the compelling need to respond to. Many people affected by the crisis have not been able to cover for their everyday needs, and child welfare organizations are experiencing dramatic budget cuts and reduced funding. After identifying the needs of more than 100 Social Welfare organizations in Attica, the association created the “I Give Because I Care” service, to help even more children in need.
The donation center is located at 9 Agiou Thoma Street, Ampelokipi, Athens and is open daily from 9:00- 17:00. The “I Give Because I Care” donation center has been supported since its launch by two anonymous donors, as well as the National Bank, TERNA S.A. and Praktiker. In collaboration with the Association, the branches of Praktiker in Attica are collection points for donated goods including: