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St Catherine's Community Support for the families of Turkey and Syria

We act for Solidarity

One of the incredible strengths of St Catherine's community is the way our families respond to, care and support those in need. This page is a call for action for our school community to make a difference and help people in need after the devastating earthquake in Turkey & Syria on Monday 6th February.


Together we can make a difference!

There are many organisations outside of the St Catherine's community that currently offer support and collect donations for the emergency appeal in Turkey and Syria after the earthquake. We have listed some of the ways you can support below and we ask you to please share your own resources on this page ( e-mail

Together we are stronger!

St Catherine's PTSA & DESMOS Drive

Please join our appeal for the whole school community to come together to support the families of Turkey and Syria who are directly affected by the  devastating earthquake.

Thank you to the PTSA and DESMOS for organising the school collection and picking up carloads of items to deliver them to the points where they can be delivered where needed most. The school collection points will be at the Lower School Welcome House and Upper School Main Entrance (inside on the left).

Please see below the list of items that will be collected in this drive. This weekend is the urgent call to action, but we will be collecting continuously as we see it is needed.

DESMOS & POLAT Foundation

DESMOS will collaborate with the POLAT Foundation's work in the badly hit areas in South East Turkey. The POLAT Foundation is already organising to set up a 250 people emergency container shelter with all necessary items to sustain and support the lives of the survivors.

Money raised will be used to purchase all needed items (generators, blankets, food, clean water system, beds, hygiene products etc.) as well as create other equipped camps in the areas to support the survivors whenever and wherever possible.

If you would like to help financially, please make a donation to DESMOS bank account GR1101401240124002002006831 - Alpha Bank mentioning (Turkey) in your deposit 

As always the St Catherine’s community spirit comes together at such times of need and we will all respond

in the best we can collectively and individually. Thank you!

Oloi mazi mporoume initiative

Collection of humanitarian aid for the victims of the earthquake in Turkey & Syria on

Thursday 9, Friday 10 & Monday 13 February

OLOI MAZI BOROUME join forces with the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece , the Region of Attica and all the Municipalities of the country , in order to collect humanitarian aid for the thousands of our fellows, who were hit hard by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey.

The action will take place on Thursday 9th , Friday 10th and Monday 13th February , from 8 am to 8 pm , in all the Municipal Stores of the country .

Donations can also be delivered to  Building B 220 , at the Olympic Pole of Paleo Faliro , in Kallithea .

Below please find the full list of items needed (unused are preferable):

  • Winter Clothes (For adults and children)
  • Coats - Jackets,
  • Raincoats,
  • Boots,
  • Sweaters,
  • Trousers,
  • Gloves,
  • Scarves,
  • caps,
  • socks,
  • Underwear


  • Tents Beds
  • Mattresses (for tents)
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags,
  • Gas stoves,
  • heaters,
  • Thermos bottles
  • Flashlights,
  • power banks,
  • generators,
  • Food with extended shelf life
  • Canned food
  • Baby Food
  • Diapers
  • Hygiene products,
  • sanitary, 
  • Napkins

The Greek Red Cross

Financial support for earthquake families in need

The Hellenic Red Cross, faithful to its humanitarian duty and recognising the enormous humanitarian crisis caused by the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, appeals to the world for financial support for the earthquake victims of the neighboring country. Donations can be made to the following bank account:



Beneficiary: Hellenic Red Cross

No. Account: 0026.0240.30.0201205013

IBAN: GR2602602400000300201205013

Indication: "Earthquake"

Thank you!

Support our CAS student Alina A., leading the "O Allos Anthropos" initiative

Phone information: +30 694 8098427 Magda, Vasia +30 698 9487417

Departure 24/2 Achatae, Antioch, Adana and from where we can by road and where Syria and Turkey allow us, return 11/3

Vehicles for transporting people, 4 people in each vehicle

2 trucks to transport Food and Clothes where they will deliver them and leave, unless they want to stay with us

Items to be collected:

  • Pacifiers, creams and milk for babies, warm clothes, Jackets, blankets, hats, scarves, gloves, Food, preserves, olive oil
  • Packaging bags (Panagiotis 10 euros per 100 and spoons (21 0523 2182)
  • Generators and heaters for heating and tents for volunteers and humans

Drop off spot: M Alexandrou 109 Kerameikos from Saturday 11/2 from 10:00-18:00 and Weekend

Via PayPal at:

By deposit to a bank account:

IBAN: GR2601401610161002114001818



HOW YOU CAN HELP: donations of food; financially and volunteering your time.

Thank you, your help in anyway is important!

Support the White Helmets


Join 336,482 people and make a donation now

The White Helmets are responding to the huge earthquake that hit Syria. As they search for survivors and pull the dead from collapsed buildings, they urgently need support. Give what you can to support their life-saving work.

Doctors Without Borders


Following the strong earthquakes that hit south-east Turkey and north-west Syria on 6 February, MSF, which is already supporting the population of north-west Syria, has mobilized its teams together with local partners to respond to the growing needs in the region.

To respond immediately to the stormy needs they have created the Emergency Fund which  enables them to respond immediately to urgent crises, treating victims of armed conflicts, epidemics, or natural disasters - such as the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. With your financial support, their teams can intervene immediately, where the need for medical care is greatest. 

For more information and donations click here.

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