PRESS RELEASE “Convoy of Love” for destitute families in Lesvos

For the 19th consecutive year, the Lesvos Branch of the Hellenic Rescue Team  organizes the ” Christmas Love Convoy”  for families in Lesvos and their children who are facing difficulties.

This year, due to the special conditions that prevail due to the pandemic, we will try with the help of everyone to warm the souls of all those who will participate, but will also receive our help.

By contributing to the chain of collection of essential goods, we offer love, a warm smile and a big hug to our fellow man. Let the new year find us all united, let the sweet melody of Christmas make us believe in the magic we have inside us and everyone can create.

In order to be able to stand by all the families in need, which this year have multiplied in number due to the Covid19 pandemic, the need for everyone to participate is absolutely necessary.

We undertake to pack in boxes all the collected essential materials and deliver them to all the families in need we have recorded and verified over the years.

The families are scattered all over Lesvos. The goods that will make up each “package” for each family depending on the number of its members are:

Essentials for collection

  • Long-lasting milk, pasteurized, condensed, evaporated, infant powder
  • Cream-Baby foods
  • Oil
  • Pasta
  • Sugar
  • Rice
  • Canned foods
  • Salt
  • Tomato sauces
  • Legumes
  • Flour
  • Breakfast items (cocoa, biscuits, croissants, cereals, toasts, honey, jam, chocolate, juices)
  • Baby Care Products (Milk Bottles, Diapers, Wipes, Shampoos, Bubble Baths)
  • New or toys in very good condition eg puzzles, dolls, stuffed toys etc

We are at your disposal for any information on mobile telephone number 6982873020 and email address

During the process of collection and delivery of the boxes, all safety measures will be strictly observed to avoid any spread of the coronavirus.

We will waiting for you from Saturday 05/12 until Wednesday 23/12, at our offices (Koundouriotou 1, Mytilene – Basement of the Prefecture Building)- appointment needed or call the above phone for your contribution to be picked up by one of our volunteers.

We Stay Safe – We Stay Healthy – We Keep Safe Distance but we ensure better living conditions for our fellow human beings