POLITISMOS, a registered 501C3 nonprofit organization in the U.S., is proud to announce its Give Back Program. In an effort to support the charitable works of the non-profit organization Desmos in Greece, the Museum will donate $15 from each membership purchased using the code DESMOS16 to the organization. Desmos has been working for the last four years to deliver much needed funds, services and goods within the country. To date, it has successfully raised over $2,100,000, offering support to more than 300,000 short and long term beneficiaries in Greece. Desmos has offices in Athens and Thessaloniki and matches regular and emergency needs with existing, or potential, surplus.
A Few Words about Desmos Non-profit Foundation
Desmos is a Non-profit Foundation with the aim to best manage and utilize surplus goods and pro bono services from companies and individuals, in order to help cover documented needs of social welfare providers in Greece. Simply put, Desmos matches regular and emergency needs with - existing or potential - surplus. Desmos strives to render the donation process simple, targeted and efficient, by undertaking the research, managing logistics and ensuring transparency of transactions, thus encouraging the involvement of the private sector in charitable activities.
Since its establishment in January 2012, Desmos, from both its offices in Athens & Thessaloniki, has been able to provide for more than 300,000 short and long term beneficiaries, by distributing goods and services exceeding €2,000,000 in -conservatively estimated - total value to 513 social welfare organizations in Greece, through the donations of 215 companies and hundreds of individuals.
About DESMOS (www.desmos.org)
Desmos Non-profit Foundation was founded on the mission to help cover documented needs of social welfare organizations by best managing and utilizing surplus products and services from companies and individuals. Since its establishment in January 2012, Desmos, from both its offices in Athens & Thessaloniki, with the help of more than 1,000 volunteers, has been able to provide for more than 300,000 short and long term beneficiaries, by distributing goods and services exceeding €2,000,000 in - conservatively estimated - total value to over 513 social welfare organizations in Greece, through the donations of 215 companies and hundreds of individuals. To learn more, visit www.desmos.org and www.facebook.com/desmos.org/
DESMOS programs include:
Desmos for Youth: which aims to address constantly rising youth unemployment in Greece that has reached a peak the past years, due to the current socioeconomic crisis. With the funds raised via the Greek Crowdfund Desmos will support charitable organizations in need of manpower, to create ut to 20 jobs for young people aged 18-28 years, for one year.
“Noiazomai kai Dro”: Introduction to volunteerism and civic engagement as a course in Greek schools: Desmos in collaboration with the Lambrakis Foundation initiated the course's pilot phase in 60 elementary and junior high schools within 13 regions in Greece for 2015-2016 academic year. The pilot phase will reach 205 teachers and 3,300 students throughout Greece
“Desmos Gives Warmth”: Since 2012, Desmos’ campaign to provide heating fuel to organizations and schools, has been able to distribute 171.566 litres of petrol and 9,9 tons of pellet to 123 social welfare providers, giving warmth to 7,174 people in need.
“Desmos for Schools – Agoni Grammi”,: a program that has offered equipment and expendables to 35 schools in 11 remote islands of the Aegean Sea, benefitting thus approximately 1,000 students.