Saint Basil Academy Students Raise Funds to Help People of Greece

Saint Basil Academy Students Raise Funds to Help People of Greece

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Saint Basil Academy Students Raise Funds to Help People of Greece

GARRISON, N.Y. (May 15, 2012)— The students of Saint Basil Academy held a bake sale to raise funds to help the people of Greece at the academy’s main building, May 5, 2012, announced Father Constantine Sitaras, executive director, Saint Basil Academy.

“The children were beaming with pride as they sold their culinary masterpieces,” said Board of Trustees President Evellyn Tsiadis.  “This is their way of contributing to the greater good and helping others in need.  We are proud of their initiative.”

The students, who baked and prepared the goods, raised $350 toward the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Fund for the People of Greece.  They will present their donation to His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios at the academy’s graduation ceremony to be held June 16, 2012. 

In previous years, the students held bake sales in support of Lucky Girls Orphanage and relief to victims of Greece’s wildfires in 2007. 

Founded in 1944, Saint Basil Academy is the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese home for children in need. The academy provides a loving Christian environment where resident children are nurtured to adulthood.  It is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. 

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