The Christmas Charity Bazaar of the Schools and Evangelos Mandoulidis Educational and Sports Association took place for the eighth consecutive year. A large number of students, parents, teachers, alumni and friends of the Schools took part and, in a festive atmosphere, contributed in their own way to the well-being of our fellow men.
In this celebration of love and solidarity, young and older friends sang carols, listened to Christmas stories, attended Christmas fairy tale performances, participated in arts and crafts, made Christmas treats, saw Christmas theatrical plays, shared the Christmas spirit and welcomed the holidays with “triangles and greetings, love and delicacies”.
The Schools and the Educational Sports Association support clubs, associations and people in need.
they assist by selling cards:
the Association of Friends, Parents and Guardians of Children with Chronic Rheumatic Diseases
ZOGRAFEIO LYKEIO, SYZOI (Panhellenic Association of Parents, Guardians and Friends of People with Vision Problems and Additional Disabilities), MELISSA (Girls’ Orphanage of Thessaloniki), THERMAIDES (Panhellenic Panathenian Women’s Association - Thessaloniki Department), friends of MERIMNA, the Friends’ Association of AGIOS PANTELEIMONAS “EIMAI EDO” Foundation, PNOI EPLIDAS (Greek Association for Welfare and Equality), EN DYNAMEI (Group of Children with Special Abilities), MAKE A WISH (organization that makes wishes of children aged 3 to 18 with life-threatening diseases come true)
and help actions, unions and needy families.
In this year's Bazaar program, there were songs from the choirs of Elementary, Junior High and Senior High Schools, traditional carols and customs from the students of Kindergarten and Christmas songs from the students of English Garden. The students of Day Care Center told us Christmas stories while the students of Pre-Kindergarten told us the story of the Nutcracker. Finally, the students of Junior-Senior High School played, danced and sang Christmas in a unique performance.
At the same time, the students of 1st and 2nd Grade celebrated together with writers Vangelis Iliopoulos and Dimitris Bogdanos at the Schools’ Theater.
At the charity market, they made Christmas cookies with the assistance of Koukoumeria bakery while the JINX group presented a Christmas show with puppets.
At the charity market, which was in the indoor basketball court, everyone bought their gifts, smart and affordable items, made with love and smile by children and adults alike.
More specifically, there were books - games (Konstantinidis K. Bros, "Thinkz" Mathematical Library - Lubonja Altin, Oneiropagida, Dragoudaki Vasiliki), charms / jewelery / handbags (Artavani Maria, Dragoudaki Vasiliki, Evangelinou Natalia, Kazaki Agathoniki, Kapetanopoulou Despoina, Beligianni Olga, Papazoglou N. Christos, Tsirimpasi Dorothea, Thobi Access, Zogka D. Thomai), little gifts and toys (Vlachopoulou Aikaterini, Vlachos Christos, Rogkoti Melpomeni, Tsingelis Evangelos, Fotopoulou Panagiota), clothes (Charalampidou Konstantia), clothes and accessories (Kalafatzi G. Melpomeni, Xynos Ioannis), food items (Gerasis Canteens, Mobile Pizzeria – Aivaliotis Konstantinos) plants and flowers (Papa Gardens Papas E. Christos, Pithari Karouli Katerina, Floral Creations Lina K. Diana), healthy nutrition (EXERETON, Apis Meli).
Finally, the following groups and associations were part of the Bazaar:
- Volunteer groups of Elementary, Junior High and Senior High schools
- The Erasmus+ group of the Schools
- Mandoulides Schools Alumni Association