For the 3rd consecutive year, we are running the biggest friendship campaign that has ever happened in Greece! “Best Buddies Friendship Bells 2019”
The “Friendship Bells” are an idea that started by the need to promote the concept of friendship, of equality, acceptance and inclusion of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The youngsters that participate in the program of Best Buddies Greece and the volunteer group of the organization developed the most beautiful, colorful friendship bells of love and equality!
On May 11 & 12, the concept “Friendship is a Gift” will be promoted through the campaign, where thousands of friendship bells will be hung in various parts of the center of Athens.
- Saturday 11/5, Time 10.30a.m. _ Meeting at metro station Syntagma Square
- Sunday 12/5, Time 10.30a.m. _ Meeting at metro station Acropolis
Search-Find-Take! The Friendship Bells, are available for all that find them, and we suggest to upload a photo of the friendship bell on social media with the hashtags #LetsBeFriends #BestBuddiesBells #Filarakia. In this way we promote the social inclusion of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The campaign will take place in the frames of the promotion of the 6th Best Buddies Friendship Walk, that will take place this year on Saturday June 22nd at 10a.m. at Syntagma Square.
For the 3rd time, the campaign “Friendship Bells – Best Buddies Greece 2019”, will take place in other parts of Greece, with the support of other Best Buddies groups with other organizations in Greece.
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THE BEST FRIENDSHIP WALK FOR INCLUSION OF PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
The 6th Friendship Walk of the organization Best Buddies Greece, was a great success.
At Syntagma Square youngsters and their families had the opportunity to visit the booths, and to play with Pipi PafPouf (stilt walker), with Evi (facepainting) and the queen of bubbles Antonia.
The band Alter Ego entertained the people with their music, and all together sang the known success songs.
Everyone saw a really impressive event by the one and only hoop dance team in Greece, Ηοοp It, which caught the attention of many persons watching their great show with the hula hoops.
The greatest part of the day was when the fabulous drums team Quilombo, took over the event and gave their cue for the beginning of the friendship walk. The pedestrian street Ermou suddenly became crowded with colorful banners with messages of love and acceptance of the differences among persons. Besides, the purpose of the friendship walk is to promote the message that “Friendship is a gift” and we make friendships with youngsters who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Upon reaching Monastiraki Square, the end of the friendship walk was signaled, saying goodbye and giving the meeting for the next friendship walk of next year!!
To our buddies who with their passion increased the thermometer to the highest level!!
To the wonderful event volunteers who served with much love all of the participants and persons attending the event.
The sponsors : SYN-ENOSIS, Ravago Building Solutions, Eydap S.A., Piraeus Bank, Bikos natural water & Chipita S.A. who helped so that the friendship walk was a success.
The gift donors with their wonderful gifts that will be drawn on July 3rd and Dimitris Giannoulakis Photography for his coverage of the event.
And of course our surprise person.….Ms. Jennifer Allen (Director, International Programs of Best Buddies International).
Finally we would like to thank all of the hidden heroes and all of you who without you the friendship walk would not have had all of the passion and great energy.
See you next year!!