The Hellenic Initiative (THI) has launched a global fundraising effort to support the anti-graffiti campaign in the picturesque historic Plaka district, organised by the Athens Partnership (AP),
AP is a nonprofit organisation that promotes partnerships between the private and public sector and leverages donations to support the city of Athens.
Areas like Plaka are becoming much nicer and cleaner areas for Athenians and tourists to experience thanks to the city of Athens efforts.
“Step by step, with well-thought out initiatives that include public-private sector collaborations through “Adopt the City” program, we are restoring the charm and glory of the great city Athenians and visitors remember and introducing it to new friends from all over the world. We thank THI for its love for our city and its generous support," said Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis.
By cleaning the streets and treating the walls with anti-graffiti materials that resist new illegal posters and make cleaning new graffiti easy, Plaka will become even more beautiful.
"Plaka is the showplace of ancient Athens and in many ways the heart of the city. It is a monument that belongs not just to Greece and Greeks but to all of us. We are proud to join in sponsoring this program and hope to encourage others to participate," said Drake Behrakis, THI Board Member.
The City of Athens has completed 40 cleaning and anti-graffiti projects in the past year, restoring the appeal of areas like Omonia Square, Patision and Panepistimiou avenues, and the popular Thision and Monastiraki districts.
"As a life-long visitor to Athens, and resident since 2007, I am very impressed with the progress this administration has made in caring for and beautifying the city. THI is delighted to work with AP on this important project," said Peter Poulos, THI’s Executive Director.
Donations to the campaign can be made here.
The Hellenic Initiative
Founded in 2012, THI is a global, nonprofit, secular institution mobilising the Greek diaspora and philhellene community to support sustainable economic recovery and renewal for the Greek people. THI’s programs address crisis relief through strong nonprofit organisations and build entrepreneurial skills in a new generation of business leaders. Since 2012, THI has committed or distributed $5.7 million in direct crisis relief and $10.1 million in economic and entrepreneurial development. Last year’s Gala raised more than $2.2 million, making it the most successful fundraising event in the Greek diaspora globally.