The Hellenic Society of Maine (HSoM) was established for the purpose of preserving and promoting the Greek heritage and culture. We are affiliated with the University of Southern Maine and its Hellenic Initiatives program, and support the official Sister City Relationship between Portland, Maine in USA, and Mytilene, Lesvos,  in Greece.

We hope you enjoy this site and you actively participate in any way you can.

JOIN US! We welcome all persons interested in Hellenic culture to join us. As an ASSOCIATE MEMBER you will receive all mailings and email announcements of HSoM and other Hellenic related events and may attend meetings. As a FULL MEMBER, you also will be able to vote on policy issues at business meetings which you will be encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Christos Gianopoulos, president, at christosg@roadrunner.com or (207) 577-6454. 

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Lesvos Hospital Aid – WE DID IT!

lesvos-thank-youLesvos Hospital Aid — A Fundraising Campaign to Send Humanitarian Aid to our Sister City – Mytilene, Lesvos

The Hellenic Society of Maine undertook the largest project in its history – the sending of a container of medical supplies and equipment as humanitarian aid for the hospital of Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece – Portland’s Sister City. We have just met our goal of $20,000.

Thank you to all who contributed !

The container will be packed mid-October. Then it will be trucked to New York City where it will be loaded on a ship for Piraeus in late October. It will take approximately one month for shipping and handling to Mytilene.

HSoM is working with Partners for World Health, a non-profit organization based in South Portland, founded by Elizabeth McLellan, that obtains the medical supplies and equipment. We are also working with the Carpos Foundation, an organization affiliated with the Greek Orthodox Church, to assist with shipping logistics.

HSoM is responsible for all expenses. Any money received above the goal will be used to purchase additional supplies for the hospital, so there is still an opportunity to contribute to this humanitarian effort.

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