Ark of the World

For the purchase of an additional floor in the association’s existing building that is used as an entertainment hall.

The Ark of the World is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1998 by Father Antonios, with the aim of taking care of poor Greek and immigrant street children, coming from single-parent families (often single mothers), with the highest percentage of mothers being drug users and/or alcoholics. The ultimate goal of the association is to provide social and psychological support, as well as job placement to mothers, so that they can become financially independent and able to raise and care for their children, thus avoiding the institutionalization of the children. Within this context, the organization supports 150 women annually, while offering a multitude of services to 300 children aged 0 to 18, namely three meals per day, classes and help with homework in all basic school subjects, psychological support, and medical and dental services. 

This grant is dedicated to the memory of Mary A. Dracopoulos, sister of our late founder, Stavros S. Niarchos.