ORGANIZATION HISTORY - GOALSFriends of Merimna
In 2002 a group of friends who shared the same vision with Merimna and wanted to support children and adolescents facing a life threatening illness and death founded the non- profit organization «Friends of Merimna» based in Athens.
In 2012 Merimna opened the Child Bereavment Counseling Center in Thessaloniki. Shortly afterwards «Friends of Merimna» created a branch there in order to better meet the needs of the region.
Our aim is to offer moral and financial support to Merimna’s mission.
Our goals are:
- To raise the necessary financial means to cover a significant part of the operating expenses and needs of Merimna.
- To commission and purchase the scientific and technical equipment needed by Merimna.
- To build a supportive community by raising awareness on topics concerning life serious illness and death through the sensitization of Greek society and Public services.
New members are encouraged and invited to join us.
Funds raised by «Friends of Merimna» rely on donations from individuals and companies Membership fees- actions and events planned and implemented in Athens and Thessaloniki.
«Friends of Merimna» is a member of «Together for the Child».