Ecumenical Federation of Constantinopolitans
The Ecumenical Federation of Constantinopolitans is the umbrella organization of the Associations of the expatriate Greeks of Constantinople. Its aim is to revitalize the Greek orthodox community of Constantinople and to offer solidarity to Constantinopolitans in need. 98% of the Greeks of Constantinople is expatriated; 90% resides in Greece and the remaining 8% around the world.
The "Minas Tsitsakos" Solidarity Program was created in February 2014 as a result of the rising numbers of Constantinopolitans in need. Also due to the Greek crisis, in November 2012, 500 elderly Constantinopolitans lost their pension. During the first year of the Solidarity Program’s operation, the Federation offered various goods and services to a total of 130 beneficiary families. 80% of the beneficiary families have an elderly family member living under the same roof.
The grant regards the expansion of the Solidarity Program so as to include elders. The expansion will cover food supplies and hygiene products, medication as well as health related equipment and supplies.