In 1994 some children came to Kefalonia to get away from the horrors of Bosnia and we organised an office jumble sale donating 26,000 drs for the children. So this was the beginning of what we now call KIDS.
In 1995 and 1996 we had small jumble sales making 23,500 drs for UNICEF.
In 1997 on 03.02.97 UNICEF 34,120 drs from another jumble sale. In 1998 small donation from another jumble sale.
1999 Jumble Sale at the Cottage Taverna
Raised 112,000 drs for UNICEF
2000 Milenian Jumble at Pub Old House
Raised UNICEF 82,00 drs and Save the Children Fund UK 152 gbp
2001 Jumble sale at Queen Vic Pub
Raised 120,000 drs for UNICEF and for Save the Children Fund UK 228 gbp
2002 Olive Press kafeneion Jumble Sale
Raised 438.10 euro for UNICEF and 443 euro to Save the Children Fund UK
2003 Olive Press Kafeneion Jumble Sale
Raised 789 euros for UNICEF and 535.77 gbp for Save the Children Fund UK (being 789 euro at 0.679050 pounds to the euro)
In 2004 we had a charity football match, car boot sale and a 70s night raising 791 euro for UNICEF and 787 euro (518 gbp) to Save the Children
2005 Car Boot Sale
We only raised 400 euro for UNICEF in 2005 as the car boot sale was stopped after one hour as we were reported to the Port Authority and did not have the correct license for selling things in the harbour. We did not have our usual raffle as it was shortly after a large TSUNAMI appeal involving the usual supporters for KIDS.
2006 Spring Bazaar at Eleios Taverna
KIDS raised 1760 euros from th Bazaar and Quiz. If you could not make it to the Spring Bazaar and Quiz, you may like to visit the Ethniki Bank (National Bank of Greece) and make a donation to the UNICEF account.
2006 and 2007 Planning
We are planning to collect jewellery - new and old - which will be cleaned, repaired and sold in the next KIDS Bazaar. Donations throughout the year invited.
For local businesses who wish to promote their products as well as donate a prize for the raffle, this website can offer free advertising on this web-page. The Corfu and Kefalonia Travel Guides are currently attracting 20,000 visitors a day and Google loves us!
Why not offer a prize now for the 2007 raffle and have your business on the internet?
We need a storage room or 'apothiki' somewhere to store some things we like to keep for next year - can you help.
We need a good strong clothes rail every year. Can you donate one?
Visit the websites for UNICEF and for Save the Children. They have fund-raising and buy on line ideas. Plan an event of your own - and the KIDS may be able to help and support you here in Kefalonia. No idea is too big or too small.
This web-page has been written by Francesca Roe,a KIDS supporter who invites all those who wish to have their names, emails, websites, telephone numbers, listed on the KIDS page as a supporter to contact her on the email given above.