We support and invest in communities through donations and educational programs.
We responded immediately to the Covid-19 pandemic and after a request from the Mayor of Skiathos, Mr. Thodoris Tzoumas, donated 1.118 protective face masks (disposable and reusable) and 20 protective coverall bodysuits to the Municipality of Skiathos and its Health Center.
Following a needs assessment of Samothraki’s Fire Station, WATERBAGS facilitated the donation of essential equipment to the station, in particular:
Nine pairs of hiking boots.
One sun shade for tablet and one camera filter, necessary for locating people
in need of rescuing.
One multipurpose printing machine.
A donation was made to the Association of Parents & Guardians of the 2nd Primary School of Karystos to purchase the necessary equipment to make a robotics lab at the school.
More specifically, the equipment donated was:
• Four robotic kits “We Do Lego”.
• Two tablets.
Following a needs assessment by the president of Afentakeio Foundation, Mr. Sotiris Stanotas, WATERBAGS made a donation to support the reopening of Kimolos’ Care Center.
Further to the request of the Principle of the 2nd Nursery school of Skopelos, Olimpia Pegiou, we donated a much-needed multipurpose printing machine to the school, so it could conduct efficiently its day-to-day activities.
For second year in a row we sponsored the program We Are the Environment. The program consists of educational workshops for the students of the three General Public High Schools in Santorini and the General Public High School of Therasia. The main purpose of these workshops was to promote environmental awareness and educate students on plastic pollution and marine ecosystem.
The program was implemented by Agoni Grammi Gonimi with the collaboration of Arcturos, Noesis, and The Tipping Point.
In 2018, WATERBAGS donated to Santorini’s High School technical and sports equipment. Sponsors, school staff and students celebrated the donation in the schoolyard with a small ceremony.
«…it is a pleasure to be a part of this program’s activities focusing on the environment. Our students and teachers are delighted and appreciative of this donation…» as Antonis Karamolegos, Principle of Santorini’s High School stated.
In April 2018 we fully sponsored the program We Are the Environment, which consists of educational workshops for the students of the three General Public High Schools in Santorini. The main purpose of these workshops was to promote environmental awareness and educate students on plastic pollution and marine ecosystem.
The program was implemented by Agoni Grammi Gonimi with the collaboration of Archipelagos, iSea, Hellenic Oceanographers’ Association (HOA), Greenest, and Aegean Rebreath.
Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa, one of the first supporters of WATERBAGS sponsored the production of 1500 WATERBAGS. All sales revenue funded educational environmental programs and essential equipment for the three High Schools of Santorini and Thirasia.
We asked the students of the 2nd Primary School of Karystos to paint “What is the world for you with one shape and one color” and the kids created their own unique prints for WATERBAGS. All sales revenue from this design returned to Karystos local community.
WATERBAGS collaborated with Oxbelly and Captain Vassilis & Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation for the first time in 2019 annual gathering of filmmakers from around the world, in Costa Navarino. The unique pattern of this WATERBAG was designed by the artist Vicky Stamatopoulos and all sales revenue of this bag sponsor an environmental program addressed to schools located in Messenia.
In 2020 along with Athens School of Fine Arts we held an art contest for its students. An ad hoc committee was formed with the participation of ASFA Professor Mr. Zafo Xagorari, the gallery owner Mrs. Daphne Zoumboulakis, and the painter Mr. Antonakis Christodoulou.
The committee vote for 10 designs to decorate our new WATERBAGS collection. The artists who won the contest are:
In 2019 we collaborated with Cyclades Preservation Fund (CPF) to produce a limited edition floral WATERBAG. The designer Hara Marantidou created a unique pattern inspired by the caper plant (capari in Greek). Through this collaboration, WATERBAGS will create a botanical garden with local native flora in Kimolos’ primary school.