3rd Annual Reaching for the Stars

3rd Annual Reaching for the Stars

About This Event

Our total goal is a minimum of $75,000.

We need YOUR support.

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WHEN WE MEET OUR $75,000 GOAL, The Hellenic Initiative WILL UNLOCK $50,000US TO ADD TO OUR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN!!

Our goal this year is to raise a minimum of $50,000 to continue the support of our two SOS Children's Villages Greece families, which includes the cost of living, food expenses, educational-professional training, psychological and psychosocial support and harmonization with the social environment. Each family consists of 5-7 children and one SOS Mother. The yearly expenses for food, clothing, education, pharmaceutical and medical expenses as well as the salary of the SOS Mother come up to $25,000CDN per family.

We are also committing our support to the immediate needs of the 'SOS Babies' Home' - a Centre that nurtures abused infants and babies.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • The Grand Luxe Event Boutique
  • 3125 Bayview Avenue
  • Toronto, ON
  • M2K 1G2, Canada
  • Time:
  • Nov 03, 2016 06:30 pm to
  • Nov 03, 2016 11:00 pm

Elite Founding Sponsor

Major Contributor

Gold Sponsors

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SOS Children's Villages

Event to Support SOS Children's Villages

SOS Children’s Villages offers safe and nurturing family homes to around 80,000 orphaned and abandoned children and youth in 134 countries around the world. Since 1949, SOS Children’s Villages has been guided by a basic principle: a loving home for every child. 


We are excited to share an evening of supporting our children in Greece with internationally renowned recording artist, Pavlo.

Over the span of his 20-year career, Pavlo, award-winning recording artist, performer and songwriter, has released 10 albums of his own music, plus two collaborative projects, including 2015’s Guitarradas with Remigio Pereira of The Tenors, and 2009’s Trifecta with fellow guitar masters Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez.

Born in Toronto to Greek parents, Pavlo has made a name for himself by offering a musical amalgam he simply calls “Mediterranean music” – a blend of Greek, flamenco, Latin,  and even Balkan flavours, wrapped in contemporary pop. His music has taken him all around the world. Along the way he’s performed for royalty in the likes of Prince Charles and worked and toured with artists such as José Feliciano, Jon Secada, Olivia Newton-John and The Tenors.

It has never been more convincing, Pavlo is a TRUE WORLD artist, and has become famous for bringing every audience to their feet.

Pavlo is currently on tour promoting his second PBS special “Live in Kastoria” Greece and is still driven by his father’s famous words:

“Have the courage to do what you love, and the drive to do it well.”




We are thrilled to announce our special guest for the 3rd Annual Reaching for the Stars, UFC fighter, reality star and owner of the best hair in the MMA, ELIAS 'THE SPARTAN' THEODOROU.

Join us November 3rd to support our children in Greece and for your chance to win a personal training session with 'THE SPARTAN'!!







When you think of soccer, Greece and the Euro, you think of Giorgos Karagounis.

In his club career he has played for  Panathinaikos, Apollon Smyrna, Internazionale, Benfica and Fulham.  

Internationally, Karagounis represented the Greece national team between 1999 and 2014.  He was a member of the Euro 2004 winning squad, and also represented Greece in Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup.  With 139 appearances, he is the most capped player in the history of the Greek national team.

Travelling from Greece to Toronto, specifically for our fundraiser, former captain of the Greek National Football team and  SOS Children's Villages Ambassador, Karagounis will be also donating signed jerseys for our auction!



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