SNF RUN 2019: FIRST RUN – Crowdfunding Campaign

04 – 30 December 2018 – We coordinated the crowdfunding campaign of Amimoni, ELEPAP and Floga which participated in this year’s race of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for the New Year’s Eve on the GIVE & FUND platform.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) organized the SNF RUN: 2019 FIRST RUN for the New Year’s Eve at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) under the organizational supervision of AMKE “Regeneration & Progress”. This year’s race invited the runners to join forces, and, with the further contribution of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, transform their participation into a New Year’s gift for children that need it the most.

Each runner was able to offer a symbolic amount of participation that would be entirely devoted to a Nonprofit Organization of his choice. With the SNF’s further support, the amount donated will be tripled, augmenting the initial gift offered by the runners themselves.

The Nonprofit Organizations have been selected on the basis of their proven work in their field of expertise and are long-term partners of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation: Amymonis, ELEPAP, and Flame.

Get to know the Nonprofit Organizations and the specific projects that will be supported!

Amimoni: Activity Nest
The Activity Nest is a sensory stimulus space for visually impaired children with additional disabilities, customizable according to the needs of each child. A space constructed to resemble a “nest” in the sense that a child has the opportunity to reach for and explore, a variety of items that stimulate its senses. The Activity Νest gives children the opportunity to explore and practice their skills, learn through hands-on activities, improve sensory coordination, develop concentration, and encounter visual stimuli in their own pace and interest. The main objective is for the visually impaired children to have access, on a daily basis, to pleasant activities, improving their overall development and functional vision. Support from runners and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation will allow families in need to acquire an Activity Nest for their child’s everyday play and development.

Amymoni is a Panhellenic Association of Parents, Guardians, and Friends of Multiply Disabled Visually Impaired people, helping children and adults with vision problems and additional disabilities become as autonomous and independent as possible. It provides services from infants to adults, and their families, including education, treatment, counseling, and support.

The Hellenic Society for Disabled Children (ELEPAP): GO BABY GO
Launched in the U.S. by the University of Delaware, GO BABY GO aims to give children with neurodevelopmental disorders the opportunity to move independently, while providing entertainment through play. The program serves to children ages 2 to 6 and is implemented using electric motorized toy cars for children. With the help of volunteers, the cars are adapted according to the needs of each child. The specially modified electric cars enable children with mobility problems to explore their surroundings and improve their spatial awareness, visual perception, speech, and cognitive and psychomotor development, among others. With the support of the runners and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, ELEPAP aims to cover the cost of purchasing 50 special motorized children’s cars.

The Hellenic Society for Disabled Children (ELEPAP) was established in 1937 in Athens. It provides holistic, multi-disciplinary, and innovative intervention programs to 1,600 children with developmental motor disorders (cerebral palsy, neuromuscular diseases, and motor disorders caused by genetic conditions or traumatic brain injury) annually.

Floga: Christmas Program for the 52 Families Hosted in the Floga Hostels
Floga hosts children with cancer who are in Athens to receive treatment, but whose families live outside the city. This Christmas, Floga wants to unite families—even if only for a few days—so they can celebrate the holiday together.
With the support of the runners and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Floga will cover the children’s travel expenses so that they can go home for Christmas. Alternatively, in the cases of children whose condition does not allow them to travel, Floga will cover the costs for the rest of the family to travel to Athens to spend the holidays with them. The program will also cover the cost of attending Christmas events, as well as the preparation of Christmas meals at the Hostels.

Floga was founded in 1982 by parents whose children suffer from cancer, aiming to provide the best possible medical, psychological, and social care to children and their families.

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