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 are expatriated; 90% reside 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 due to the Greek crisis. During 2017 the Federation offered, through its Solidarity Program, various goods and services to a total of 120 beneficiary families in Athens and Thessaloniki, and 85% of the beneficiary families had an elderly family member living under the same roof. The total number of persons that belong to the 120 families are 350. The Federation also offered shelter to 74 homeless persons in cooperation with the Kosmeteio Philanthropic Foundation-Constantinopolitans Home, along with covering their medical and pharmaceutical needs.
The grant regards the support of the Solidarity Program so as to support 50 families with an elderly relative living under the same roof. This support will entail food supplies and hygiene products, pharmaceuticals to those without insurance, and health-related equipment.