Not A Member Yet? See All The Features Of The Forum By Clicking Here To Register For FREE! Or Members Login Below:

Cyprus Eastern Forum Index Cyprus Eastern Forum Index
Offering Free Help, Advice, Tips & Support for those buying or living in:
Paralimni - Protaras - Pernera - Kapparis - Agia Napa - Larnaca - Oroklini - Pervolia - Kiti - Xylofagou
Vrysoulles - Frenaros - Dherynia - Sotira - Agia Thekla - Liopetri - Ormidia & surrounding areas...

 
Main Homepage Cyprus Eastern Forum Index Register Directory Memberlist Search

  Ads By Forum Sponsors

    
Cyprus Eastern Forum Index » Cypriot Charities » Helping poor Paralimni families since 1998
Post new topic  Reply to topic   View previous topic : View next topic 
Helping poor Paralimni families since 1998 
Post: #1   PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:20 pm Reply with quote
Steve - SJD
Site Admin
Site Admin
Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 23509
Pictures: 55

 
Helping poor Paralimni families since 1998
By Peter Stevenson Published on February 28, 2013


THE DISTRICTS of Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos have only this year begun working towards gathering food for needy families through creating community markets, but Paralimni has been operating one for the last 15 years.

St. Christopher’s Centre for Offering and Love (KEPA) in Paralimni has been quietly operating since 1998 as a community market, helping the residents of the Famagusta district.

KEPA is a registered charity that was founded in 1996 by the late father Evelthontas Charalambous. It is housed next-door to a modern old people’s home, in a private building where a school for children with special needs operates.

“The centre, along with other charitable foundations, provides solace to needy families in the Famagusta district,” a statement from KEPA said.

“Every year, since 1998, KEPA has given out a total of 15,000 portions of warm food through a special programme,” it continued. “In conjunction with Famagusta Welfare Office the centre gives out ‘Baskets of Love’ which contain necessary foods for families,” it added.

In 2010, KEPA gave out 600 baskets. In 2011 it gave out 850. Last year the number reached 1,300. Since the turn of the year, KEPA has also contributed to giving breakfast to needy school children at Paralimni Gymnasium.

The centre accepts contributions from residents of the area and products from different companies to insure that it operates effectively.

Eleni Gourounia and her husband Anastasis volunteer at the centre and have been overwhelmed by the increase in needy families. “Four years ago we gave 200 baskets a year,” she said. “In 2012 we gave more than 1,300 baskets to needy families,” she added. “We help out as much as we can and we thank all of those who support our work,” she concluded.

Those who would like to contribute to the centre are urged to call Father Evelthontas Demetris on 99 68 41 50.


© Cyprus mail Ltd
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail Cyprus News,Weather & Travel


Hide These Ads? Register for Free or Login

 
Post: #2   PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:32 am Reply with quote
Steve - SJD
Site Admin
Site Admin
Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 23509
Pictures: 55

 
Just a reminder about the above.

Cheers

Steve
Personal Photo Album View user's profile Send e-mail Cyprus News,Weather & Travel
Helping poor Paralimni families since 1998 
  Cyprus Eastern Forum Index » Cypriot Charities
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
  


All times are GMT  
Page 1 of 1  



  
  
 Post new topic  Reply to topic   
Search Tags: #Helping #Paralimni #families #since



 Link To Cyprus Eastern Forum    YouTube Channel    Cyprus eBay Search    Shopping To Cyprus    Contact Admin   SmartFeed RSS Feed



BUYING PROPERTY IN CYPRUS? PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU SEEK INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE FIRST.
Cyprus forum covering Kapparis, Protaras, Pernera, Agia Napa, Agia Thekla, Paralimni, Larnaca, Oroklini, Pervolia & surrounding areas
Please note that the views expressed on this forum are those of the author and may not reflect the views of the management.
* Problems Logging In? Click To Contact Us | Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group Design Style: VTrushkin | View Lo-Fi Version