The Henry Viscardi Scool
- Coach Joe Slaninka from the school came by Archangel Michael’s Greek Festival to show his support.
The Midas Mission
Midas was started by Greek-American High School students as a way to give back to their community. They began selling Greek-inspired apparel at Greek Festivals to raise money for charities that they have been involved with. So far, they have made substantial donations to The HomeProject in Greece, St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital in Queens, The Midnight Run in NYC, and The Henry Viscardi School on Long Island.
Adam Hadjipateras and Liliana Papachristos came up with the idea to form Midas after volunteering at the Cathedral of St. Paul’s Greek Festival. They have worked together to design the products, source manufacturers, organize sales and supervise all aspects of the company. Adam is now a senior at Garden City High School and Liliana is a freshman at Boston College.
The Midas Team
Peter and Aphrodite Dimopoulos joined the Midas Team in September 2019 and have been integral in helping Adam and Liliana to expand their operations.
On June 25, Liliana Papachristos (Class of ‘20) and Adam Hadjipateras (Class of ‘21) visited St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children in Bayside, Queens and presented The Center for Pediatric Feeding with over one thousand dollars worth of requested items.
Inspired by philanthropy and their ancestry, the two Long Island high school students created The Midas T—a company which supports charitable causes through Greek-inspired apparel.
These acts of service inspired them to give back even more to the community and to contribute in a tangible way. Hadjipateras and Papachristos came up with the idea of designing and selling Greek-inspired merchandise at Greek Festivals and online.
Garden City High School students Adam Hadjipateras and Timmy O'Hanlon were recently honored with the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, a nationwide youth volunteer recognition award sponsored by Prudential Financial...
St. Mary’s Kids
- Adam and Liliana bring supplies for the hospital’s feeding department.
- Adam paints a shelter for unaccompanied minors in Athens.
- Liliana and Melina Papachristos deliver hundreds of pairs of socks, gloves, etc. to the Midnight Run headquarters.
The Henry Viscardi School
- Team Midas plays a friendly game of basketball wheelchair with Viscardi alumns.