Feb,2012

Mars Hellas supports children and families in need

Mars Hellas supports children and families in need

Mars Hellas, Greece supports vulnerable children and families with donations at Christmas

Last Christmas Mars Hellas, Greece donated 500 boxes of UNCLE BEN’s® rice to ‘Friends of the Child’ a non-profit organization which protects and supports vulnerable children and families. It raises funds through member subscriptions, donations, sponsorship and events. For the past 22 years, the organization has been responsible for donating clothes, food, diapers, education expenses and health equipment to those in need.

“Friends of the Child is well known for its focus on poor families and their needs,” said Anna Economou, Mars P&O Coordinator. Greek society is facing very difficult times, and such initiatives are becoming more and more important.  As a food company, we feel a responsibility to support these initiatives.”

Working in collaboration with Domna Nikolaou and Panagiotis Pavlakos in the Logistics and Accounting teams, Mars Hellas delivered the 500 boxes directly to the Friends of the Child warehouse and the donations from Mars benefitted 300 families over the holiday period.

The charity also held its annual Christmas Bazaar in Athens at the end of the year. “I went to the Christmas Bazaar where I met some children of the association” said Anna. “This was a great end to 2011”.

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