The Acropolis Project of Giving was formed as a way for Acropolis Funeral Services to engage with our local community and make positive and memorable change. Acropolis Funeral Services would like to thank all of the families who have supported and chosen our company to assist them in their time of need. Because of this support, we are proudly able to give back to our local communities- this is what we have done so far:
RMHC Tour and Donation- December 2021
On Friday 3rd December, Acropolis Funeral Services through their Project of Giving initiative, proudly supported the fundraising needs of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Randwick. Members of the team were provided with a tour of the house and were extensively briefed regarding the invaluable contributions of the organisation’s volunteers, their efforts and the services the organisation provides unconditionally to families and their children when in need.
OEEGA NSW Fundraiser- November 2021
This month, OEEGA NSW held a radio fundraiser thanks to 2MM that allowed callers to donate to the Children’s Cancer Institute. Acropolis Funeral Services, as part of the Acropolis Project of Giving, called up this week to make a donation to this cause.
OEEGA NSW has been supporting the Children’s Cancer Institute since 2007 and has raised over $414,000 to date. Each targeted therapy treatment costs $10,000 per child, and OEEGA NSW aim to save as many children as possible. Acropolis Funeral Services is honoured to have been able to contribute to such a wonderful fundraiser and hope that our contribution helps to support a child on their journey through their cancer treatment.
St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church Donation- October 2021
While beginning to slowly come out of the recent NSW lockdown due to COVID-19, it has been difficult to organise community initiatives under restrictions in place. However, Acropolis Funeral Services as part of the Acropolis Project of Giving were honoured to donate $2,000 to St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church in Mascot to go towards the purchase of the Altar Curtain- Christ the Vine; a piece not only for the church, but for all congregants of the parish who are part of our Greek community here in Sydney.
Easter Food Collection- April 2021
For Easter, the Acropolis Project of Giving contributed towards the Easter Food Collection hosted by St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, Mascot. Our team donated a bunch of food items and helped to sort them all out to give to different organisations:
- Ronald McDonald House, Randwick.
- Bayside Women’s shelter.
- Pantry4thePeople, Botany.
- Street Buffet, Woolloomooloo.
- St. Catherine’s food distribution in conjunction with the St. Elesa Food Initiative.
- St. Constantine and Helen Soup Kitchen, Newtown.
It was warming to see the community come together to help those in need, and it was lovely to meet so many wonderful people along the way.
Nursing Home Visit- March 2021
On Thursday 25th March, The Acropolis Project of Giving team, along with entertainer Sotiris, visited Acacia Nursing Home in Marrickville to celebrate Greek Independence Day. We donated the service of Sotiris to entertain guests, and provided a delicious afternoon tea for everyone who attended. It was a lovey day spent laughing, singing and celebrating Greek culture with all residents and staff.
Nursing Home Visit- March 2021
The Acropolis Project of Giving team was so happy to finally continue our morning tea visits to the aged care homes. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were not able to attend our regular visits. Yesterday, the team together with Tasos the bouzouki player visited IBIS CARE in Blakehurst. We donated the services of Tasos to entertain the residents as well as a lovely morning tea with delicious cakes, and a gift bag for all residents. We all enjoyed a morning of dancing, laughing and singing.
In the days leading up to Christmas, the Acropolis Project of Giving team have proudly put together Christmas hampers to donate to the nursing homes across our local community. These gifts will be used as raffle prizes for festive events hosted by these nursing homes, whereby all proceeds will contribute towards improving facilities and resident experiences over this festive season. We wish all nursing home staff and residents a safe and joyful Christmas and New Year.
This Christmas season, the Acropolis Project of Giving team bought 210 gifts to donate to the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. These gifts will be given to all the children spending Christmas at the hospital this year, as a way to bring them some joy and positive memories during this celebratory period. If you would like to donate to this cause, please visit the Sydney Children’s Hospital website and follow directions on how to donate- your donation will bring a smile to a child this holiday season.
World Kindness Day- 13th November 2020
This year, for World Kindness Day 2020, the Acropolis Project of Giving team bought 100 standard coffees to give away to customers at The Daily Greek, Earlwood, as a way of giving back to the community and contributing our good deed of the day to highlight the positive power of kindness that binds all human beings together.
The day was filled with lots of smiles and uplifting conversation. You never know what another person is going through- it takes only a little spark of kindness to bring an enormous burst of sunshine in someone else’s day. Happy World Kindness Day.