Canadian Initiative for Lesvos

For: The Smile of the Child
Fond du Lac, WI
Organizer: The Smile of the Child
Canadian Initiative for Lesvos (The Smile of the Child)
$159,477
of $140,000 goal.
Raised by 29 donors
100% Complete

The Story

Canadian Initiative for Lesvos (CIL) targets children vulnerable to exploitation.

More recently "The Smile of the Child" inherited a premise on the outskirts of the city of Mytilene, Lesvos. It is composed of a neoclassical residential house, sitting on a plot of land of approximately 4.500 square meters. 

In mid-February 2016 "The Smile of the Child" initiated its operational presence on the island of Lesvos by establishing a new Center for Direct Social Intervention (CDSI) according to the following model upon which the Organization already operates another five (5) similar Centers throughout Greece. In this framework the Greek Organization deployed medical services on Lesvos in the midst of an unprecedented refugee crisis and brought to the island the very first mobile incubator for newborns.

In September 2016 "Canadian Initiative for Lesvos" was born out of the vision of "The Smile" and a Canadian supporting community that refugee children and other children at risk have a different past but a common future: a place in Lesvos itself, called 'home', for refugee and other children in need alike, with what they need most: care, safety and affection.

The Canadian initiative for Lesvos aims at ensuring the necessary financial funding to sustain and support functions for the House and cover a wide spectrum of needs for the operation of the Home.

Our supporters can make their donations through this platform and make the change for those children in need of a loving and safe environment in Mytilene.




Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 3, 2017

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Posted on July 3, 2017

We would like to hereby express our sincere and deepest gratitude to “The Canadian Initiative for Lesvos” and the thousands of people and precious sponsors who joined their efforts in support of “The Smile of the Child”.

Your great initiative and true dedication to the cause of children resulted to the resounding success of the Wine & Tasting Festival in Montreal and the engagement of a wide range of ordinary citizens and businesses from the US and Canada that warmly embraced and supported in practice our common goal for the protection of all children at risk in Lesvos. 

Acknowledgement Letter from "The Smile of the Child"


Posted on April 25, 2017

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Posted on April 25, 2017

The Canadian Initiative for Lesvos organizes the Wine Tasting Festival 2017 in support of "The Smile of the Child". The two-day event will be held on 6-7 May in Montreal at the venue of the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal (5757 Wilderton Avenue, Montreal). The event will host a full music program, the photo exhibition of Jeff Malo dedicated to the refugee crisis in Greece and many other amazing activities. The Wine Tasting Festival will take place in the presence of the team of The Smile of the Child and its President Mr. Costas Yannopoulos. For more information please check the invitation.

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