Archive for the “Social Volunteering” Category

In light of the natural disasters that are occurring in Peru due to the phenomenon known as ‘El Niño Costero’, New Acropolis volunteers have been developing a comprehensive volunteering program for the benefit of survivors who have lost much of their material belongings, including their homes. This situation has been caused by the overflow of rivers and the innumerable huaicos or mudslides.

In the city of Lima, volunteers have been carrying out collection campaigns, of food, toiletries, water and clothing which have been directed to the District of Catacaos, one of the most affected areas of the province of Piura, as well as collection centers designated by the central government.

Fifteen New Acropolis centers including those of Trujillo, Chiclayo, Huaraz, Ica, Puno, Huanuco, Arequipa, Iquitos, Ayacucho, Cajamarca and Chincha, among others, are collection points from where volunteers direct aid to the most vulnerable areas.

In the city of Trujillo, under the slogan ‘We all are one, a single force’, volunteers decided to go door-to-door to solicit the help of neighbors.
This initiative had the support of the municipality of the District of El Porvenir, which placed at the service of this campaign a citizen security van and a truck to transport donations to areas in the Districts of Buenos Aires, La Esperanza and El Porvenir in the Sector of Río Seco.

“In a week not only did we manage to collect donations, but also to generate bonds of union between volunteers and to awaken solidarity in neighbors who, with the best intentions, joined this worthy cause,” said Rosmery Correa, a volunteer at this center.

Carmela Becerra, National Volunteer Coordinator, reported that 10 tons of donations have been delivered so far. However, this campaign is on-going, since thousands of Peruvian people still need aid.

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New Acropolis volunteers visited the daycare and school in the small community of Dor Mărunt, and were greeted by the children with flowers, songs, and poetry. Each child received a package of school supplies, and the Center was equipped with new shelving and books for their library.

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We celebrated the day of ‘Dragobete’ (Romanian God of Joy and of Love) with a visit to our friends at the St. Mihail and Gavril senior center. All guests enjoyed special moments thanks to the dance, songs, the poetry and an unexpected ‘Costume Carnival’. Finally, volunteers offered a beautiful cake decorated with the symbols of love and friendship. As souvenir, each person received a “mărţişor”, a handmade symbol of Romanian Spring.

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Delivery of toys to children from various associations who gathered at the New Acropolis branch to receive their gifts.
These toys were donated by numerous citizens during the ‘Seventh toy collection’ carried out by New Acropolis volunteers.

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“No more violence”. This phrase played an important role on this day dedicated to promoting non-violence which included theater, artistic workshops, music and yoga among other activities. New Acropolis works with children and adults on this initiative and also collaborates with other entities such as: PANI, Municipality of Tejar del Guarco and security forces. The entire community showed its support for this project.

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New Acropolis volunteers visited the orphanage in Razliv before Christmas break. With their help and guidance children created beautiful Christmas cards that were sold at a charity market. Revenues provided the orphanage extra grocery items for the holiday season.

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New Acropolis Tirana volunteers visited a nursing home of the city. These visits take place weekly, and support consists of serving food, offering and sharing pleasant conversation and company.


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