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Diners Club continues to support children in need.


Athens, November 14th, 2012.

The 3rd year of Diners Club initiative to offer UNICEF school material to elementary school children in need was just completed with the support of 1.037 children from 26 child protection institutions.

Diners Club partnership with and support towards UNICEF is already at its 9th year. Since 2003,  Diners Club Unicef card has offered vaccines against measles to more than 13 million children in developing countries. Vaccinations are supported by Diners Club consistent offering of 0,5% of the value of each purchase with the card to UNICEF at no expense for the cardholder.

It is thanks to the Diners Club members themselves though that more African children have gained access to education and to healthcare services through the “Symvallo”,(I contribute) programme. According to “Symvallo”, Diners Club cardholders can select a monthly standing order of 5 or 10 Euros through their Diners Club card and contribute either in the therapeutic program for children or to the development of their educational opportunities.  

The child protection institutions that received the school material are the following:

*CentrefortheRecovery of Children, Voula, Attica,
*Children & Family Support Centers of SOS Children Villages in Athens, Kalamata, Komotini, Herakleion/Crete, Alexandroupolis
*Child-city of “Agios Andreas”, Kalamaki, Attica,
*Christodouleio Childcare Institution,
*Hatzikiriakio Institution of Childcare,
*Hatzikonsta Institution,
*Hellenic Children Village in Filyro,
*Kivotos tou kosmou (Arc of the world),
*Melissa Girls Orphanage,
*Melitefs, Papafeio Institution for Boys Childcare, Thessaloniki,
*Pammakaristos Childcare Institution,
*Public Model Juvenile House for Boys, Perissos, Atttica,
*Public Model National Infant Institution, Kallithea, Attica,
*Public School of the Avlona Juvenile Prison,
*Public Social Care Unit for the Child, Penteli, Attica,
*Refuges Centre of Lavrion, operated by the Red Cross.
*Sorority of Agia Anna,
*SOS Villages in Vari, Plagiari, Kalamata & Thrace
*Zanneio Institution of Childcare & Education,

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