Kathimerini has decided to donate all its revenues from the sale of its newspapers on Thursday, November 19, to Shedia, a street magazine.
Shedia (from the Greek word for raft) is an initiative by the NGO Diogenes, whose main objective is the support and inclusion of society’s most vulnerable members. It is normally sold for 4 euros on the streets by individuals who are homeless, long-term unemployed, or low-income earners, and who receive part of the selling price (2,50 euros) to help provide for their most basic needs.
Due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, however, the magazine sellers are currently unable to sell Shedia on the streets as normal.
As a gesture of solidarity towards them, the latest issue of the magazine will be available along with Thursday’s Kathimerini in central parts of Athens and Thessaloniki. All revenues from sold copies that day will be donated to the street magazine.
As noted by Kathimerini in announcing the move, the people at Shedia need support in these difficult times. Hopefully this gesture will go some way to providing relief.
This article was first published on ekathimerini.com