SOS Children’s Villages provide abandoned, orphaned and destitute children with a new and permanent home, suitable education and preparation for independence in adult life
HOUSTON, Texas, May 21, 2012 – IntelliClear today announced the selection of SOS Children’s Villages Greece as the 2011 recipient of its annual Clarity Trust donation. Under the yearly program, IntelliClear contributes 1% of its corporate profits to an outstanding charity as part of an on-going corporate commitment to supporting worldwide communities and charitable activities.
“It is a great pleasure for us to be able to help SOS Children’s Villages. We have been made aware of the organization’s sound principles and remarkable international efforts over time, and we consider it an honor to support a most worthy cause,” says Eric Shuster, President and CEO of IntelliClear. “The increasing economic hardship in Greece makes it especially important to give to selfless organizations like SOS Children’s Villages, which provide successful rearing of the less fortunate children in this beleaguered country,” says Alex Kalamarides, Ph.D., Managing Director and General Partner of IntelliClear and a native of Greece.
Active in 133 countries and territories, SOS Children’s Villages builds families for children in need helping them grow with love, respect and security. Based on courage, commitment, trust, and accountability, it helps children shape their own futures, and share in the development of their communities. Founded by Austrian philanthropist Hermann Gmeiner in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages have been established in Greece since 1975.
“Children in crisis know no cultural or national boundaries. The support of those abroad, having our children and our country in their hearts, make for a brighter and more hopeful future,” says George Protopapas, National Director of SOS Children’s Villages Greece. “Companies like IntelliClear, which actively give back to humanity’s just and needy causes, make the world a far better place.”
About SOS Children’s Villages Greece (www.sos-villages.gr)
SOS Children’s Villages Greece are based on the organization’s four core principles: every child is given a Mother, not just an educator; each Family consists of six to eight children; the family House provides warmth and security; and the Village – 12 to 15 family houses – is the bridge integrating the children into society. There are presently three SOS Children’s Villages, plus two Youth Houses for adolescents, four Social Centers for local communities, and the Hostel ELIZA-SOS for abused babies & infants, all run exclusively on donations.