Toronto Charity Hosts Special Bingo Night
Hellenic charity and women’s organisation the Toronto Daughters of Penelope (DOP) Mycenae Chapter #220 has been around since March 5, 1950. Over the years the organisation has held numerous fund-raising initiatives, and on January 10, they hosted a Bingo night charity event with a difference. Hosted online via Zoom, and open to everyone, the fundraiser was later declared a fun evening for all, and a grand success.
In a statement released by the Chapter after the fact, they confirmed that 31 keen and excited participants from across the U.S. and Canada had joined in the online Bingo fun. Bingo caller Gloria Heropoulos added a special touch to the evening’s proceedings, and three games were played in total – Coverall, Letter “X”, and Outside Picture Frame.
Help For Charities In Need
Prizes included gift-cards from Visa – valued at $25 (2) and $50 (1). The Chapter confirmed that all proceeds would be donated to those charities supported by the Toronto Daughters of Penelope. These include the Violence Against Women Program run by Greek Orthodox Family Services and Counselling, Toronto’s Hellenic Home for the Aged, and the Melissa Orphanage, which orphanage is located in Thessaloniki, in Greece.
Special guests of honour who all joined in were DOP District 23 Governor Dr. Xanthe Vafopoulou, Maids Advisor Kathy Dimou, Lt. Governor Angela Mouriopoulos, Treasurer and Past Canadian President Betty Drakontaidis, and AHEPA Region 3 Past Supreme Governor George Karatzia. AHEPA District 6 Secretary Chris Pappis also joined in the fun in support of the worthy Bingo event.
The Chapter’s statement also expressed appreciation to every participant for their donations and for the special support shown for a very special cause and movement.
Bingo Saves The Day – Online!
Bingo has yet again emerged the real star of the show as the world struggled through stay-at-home orders and charities suddenly had to come up with new ways to make their favourite game work in their favour.
Many charities continue to rely on Bingo games hosted across platforms such as Zoom, House Party, Skype and Facetime for raising desperately needed funds for people in need. Some organisations, such as metal health awareness organisation Aware, even used online Bingo to combat depression in people living alone, while at the same time raising funds in support of those living with the dilapidating illness in Northern Ireland.
Zoom Bingo nights are a great way to help raise funds and support for organisations helping individuals in need, and charities continue to call on Bingo enthusiasts to remain involved in the many worthy causes more in need of support now than ever before.