“I was in Athens when the tragic blast happened. Although Greece is my second home, I felt very far from home… even guilty for that. My Greek friends were very supportive with lots of love towards Beirut. In a way of helping from a distance I decided to start Athens Love Beirut. A support bridge from second home Athens to my first home Beirut”Georges Abou Chabke
Athens Love Beirut (ALB) is an initiative that aims to spread Love to Beirut from Greek Designers who are wholeheartedly gathering to support the Lebanese community through donations to prominent trusted humanitarian Lebanese Non -Governmental Organizations during the harsh period Lebanon is going through.
The participating designers will be selling design pieces, limited editions and uniquely crafted authentic products via Athens Love Beirut channels and all returns will be donated supporting different on field missions, aiming to help those who have been severely affected by the Beirut “04 August” tragedy.
3 NGOs were selected to support 3 different missions:
arcenciel: a Lebanese based non-profit organization that we will be donating returns to support disabled families affected by the blast.
Offre Joie: a Lebanese NGO that the ALB donations will be supporting the reconstruction of severely damaged homes.
Lebanese Food Bank: a Lebanese non-profit organization offering comprehensive support for the families while donations will be supporting the newly launched initiative to rebuild Kitchens that got damaged.
ALB (meaning HEART in Lebanese) is an initiative by Georges Abou Chabke with the full support from Yalgo Group connecting through its wide diverse network of Greek Designers in order to push the cause on a successful path and Plus More 360 as a PR and Communication for #ALB.
About Georges Abou Chabke – Decoventure:
Georges Abou Chabke is a Lebanese interior architect, art director and founder of Decoventure based between Beirut and Athens.
Decoventure is a digital platform dedicated to the deco and art lovers: a venture in the world of architecture, interior and all different trends.
Georges has been partnering with major design fairs, museums, local and international brands on many projects, alongside collaborating with local and Pan Arab TV stations on interior, art and design segments.
About Yalgo Group:
With an experience of more than 10 years in the Greek market, Yalgo Group holds under its operation a dynamic series of agencies in the field of communication, design, real estate and construction.
Providing creative services and solutions to a sophisticated clientele with distinguished ideas and tailor-made assistance that accomplish their business goals with an out-of-the box thinking approach in a continuous focus on emerging trends and market dynamics.
Yalgo Group is fully dedicated to the #ALB initiative connecting through its wide diverse network of Greek Designers in order to push the cause on a successful path.