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  • MELISSA Girls Orphanage Thessaloniki … since 1921 BRIEF PRESENTATION GET TO KNOW US and THE WAYS OF SUPPORTING THE ORPHANAGE

    www.stegimelissa.gr

  • We warmly welcome you to MELISSA!

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  • The Institution of MELISSA

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     MELISSA was founded back in 1921 by a lady in

    Thessaloniki for taking in orphan children coming from

    Pontos. In 1922, the Greek State offered the honoring

    privilege to the Orphanage to raise all the Greek children

    sent to Greece from the Orphanage of Smyrna, following

    the Destruction of Smyrna.

     Legal institution governed by private law

     Governed by a Board of Directors of 10 individuals

     The Orphanage takes in pre-teen and teen girls from

    social services where they end up following a Prosecutor’s

    order, aiming to protect the children from acts of abuse,

    abandonment and parental neglect

  • The girls of MELISSA from 1921 till today

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  • The girls of MELISSA from 1921 till today

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  • Today, MELISSA takes care of 24 children

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  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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    President of the Board Members

    Theano Papazisi Dafni Mpatsara

    Rea-Chrisanthi Konstantopoulou

    Vice-President Fotini Sarafianou

    Iro Stoila Anastasia Anandranistaki

    Theodora Sidiropolou

    Gen. Secretary Fraggoula Kountouratzoglou

    Androniki Keramopoulou

    Treasurer Director

    Domna Mpetzouni Vasilia Mavrou

  • MELISSA offers:

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     Accommodation, feeding, clothing

     General care

     Medical care

     Psychological support

     Educational assistance

     Intellectual development opportunities

    (athletic activities, learning of musical instruments etc)

     Personalized program aiming at healing trauma of children and

    their smooth re-integration to society during adulthood,

    combined with support to their first steps in the professional

    environment

    Professionals and volunteers are all working for the benefit of the

    children. Additionally, the Association (Somatio) of the Girls

    Orphanage support adult girls

  • Potential Sources of Income

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    For the RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTION (Orphanage)

     The Association operating for the support of the institution *

     State funding

     Sponsorships

     Fundraising

    For the *ASSOCIATION (Somatio supporting the Orphanage)

     Real estate property income (owned and managed by the

    association)

     Sponsorships

     Fundraising

  • MELISSA’s main problem today: The significant reduction of income

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    For the residential Institution, resulting from the dramatic

    reduction of state funding mainly due to the recession Greece

    experiences for the 6 th consecutive year. The reduction of the

    state funding is also accompanied by a significant delay in terms

    of payment. Due to the recession, we are totally unaware of

    whether any amount of state funding will continue to be

    granted to the institution.

    For the Association, resulting from the reduction of the real

    estate property income (inelastic reduction) due to a) high

    taxation, b) reduced possibility to rent properties, c) reduction

    of rents, again mainly due to the recession

  • The significant reduction of income for both the

    institution and the association results in the

    Orphanage’s economic weakness, questioning even its

    viability and existence in the year of 2014, though

    MELISSA has even survived the World War II

    Such being the case, MELISSA is currently seeking new

    sources of income, while also ways of recruiting new

    supporters in order to be able to continue offering vital

    services and protection to children having experienced

    the worst in life from their own family environment

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  • MELISSA’s needs:

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    1) Orphanage’s running expenses such as:

     Employee remuneration

     Buildings maintenance (both the Orphanage

    buildings and the buildings comprising the association’s

    real estate property)

     Heating, electricity, water supply

     Communication (telecommunication, internet etc)

     Property taxation etc

  • MELISSA’s needs:

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    2) Children’s running expenses such as:

     Food

     Clothing, footwear

     Education

     Recreational activities

     Allowance

     Summer vacations (i.e. summer camps etc)

    Both the Orphanage’s running expenses and the

    children’s needs are covered exclusively by revenue

    generated from sponsors be it companies and individuals,

    which either donate money and/or goods and services

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    Athletic charity event WIND RUNNING TEAM supports MELISSA

    We share with you some of the charity events which gave to warmth to MELISSA’s children during 2013

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    UNICEF TELETHON – Greek national television

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    Charity bazaar - Charity cocktail

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    Bakery ESTIA supports MELISSA

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    MELISSA thanks you for your support!

  • MELISSA Girls Orphanage Thessaloniki

    2, Harilaou Trikoupi Street GR55236, Panorama Thessaloniki, Greece Tel.: +30 2310 341965 Fax: +30 2310 343872 email: stegimelissa@gmail.com

    mailto:stegimelissa@gmail.com