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Reaching For the Stars Fundraiser

**Reaching For the Stars: An SOS Villages Greece Fundraiser**

Reaching for the Stars is an organized charity event to benefit SOS Children's Villages Greece (Vari), sponsored by Integrated Consulting Services (ICS) in partnership with AHEPA.

About The SOS Children’s Village in Vari, Attica: The foundation stone was laid in 1979 by the then President of the Republic and the official opening ceremony was performed by the Deputy Minister of Health and Social Security in 1984. There are 13 family houses for 95 children, a house for the Village Director and a Community House which contains offices, library and playground facilities. 

Our goal with this gala is to raise a minimum of $25,000 CDN for an SOS family and SOS Mother in the SOS Children's Village in Vari, Attica, Greece. The raised funds will go directly to the intended beneficiaries and will support the cost of living, food expenses, educational-professional training, medical expenses, psychological and psychosocial support, and harmonization with the social environment.

We believe in working together, we as members of the Greek diaspora in Canada in assisting underprivileged children in Greece to overcome their challenges and reaching for the stars. 

This past August, the organizers of this event had the pleasure of meeting with an SOS Village family in Vari and the National Director of SOS Villages Greece, Mr. George Protopapas. We are thrilled to announce that he will be joining us for this event!

We look forward to your attendance and needed support in making this fundraising event a success; where we will get to socially interact with each other, have fun and help our fellow compatriots in need. 

 

Date: November 13th, 2014

Time: 6:30pm (Cocktails), 7:30pm (Dinner)

Location: Grand Luxe Event Boutique, 3125 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M2K 1G2

 

Special Guests

Angelo Tsarouchas, Comedian

Chef Peter Minaki, Special Guest Chef 

George Protopapas, SOS Villages Greece National Director

Boyd McBride, President and CEO SOS Villages Canada

 

Tickets: $150 Single Gala Event Ticket; $1500 Gala Event Table

To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/886965

For more information on tickets, sponsorship, or advertising, please email Voula McLaughlin (mvmclaughlin@rogers.com)

For more information on SOS Villages Greece, please visit http://www.sos-villages.gr/page/english 

For more information about SOS Villages International, please visit http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org  

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