AGAPI is a beautiful Greek word meaning “love”. Love is at the foundation of everything we do, inspiring us to help others, ourselves, and each other. Read on for our vision, mission, and our story of how we came to be.
“We are a group of volunteers, who believe passionately in helping the poor and vulnerable of any race or religion…“
Our Vision is an international partnership of Christians, members of all faiths or of no faith who believe the human race is one family working together with compassion for the poor and oppressed, promoting freedom, justice, hope, dignity and peace for all, protecting and sustaining our natural environment and celebrating the diversity in human personality, contribution and culture.
Our mission is to walk alongside the poor and vulnerable of any race or religion, in providing services for their support and welfare.
How We Got Started
We are a group of passionate individuals working together to help those in need and who are most vulnerable in Limassol, Cyprus. It all started from St Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church in Limassol. In 2012, Dolores Savvides and Margaret Irving (sadly deceased) were requested by the Parish Priest to set up a branch of an international charity in Limassol for the benefit of the poor, migrants and asylum seekers. Margaret and Dolores selected another eight persons from the parish all from different countries and this became the original team:
In 2016, this team decided to leave the international charity and to set up its own Association with its own objectives operating only in Limassol and AGAPI Cyprus was born.
Support us in our work! There are so many ways you can support us. No matter what role you play, however big or small, you are part of our AGAPI family.
Who Are We?
We are a group of volunteers, who believe passionately in helping the poor and vulnerable of any race or religion. We include individuals of different faiths or of no faith, from different ethnic backgrounds and from all walks of life.
We are a 10-member Board, motivated by principles of compassion and humanitarianism, who have worked together voluntarily for many years.
We are supported strongly by about 50 regular volunteers and donors.
What Do We Do?
We operate our AGAPI Migrant Centre in Limassol, our one-stop shop for all our services:
- Provision of groceries, food, baby food, clothing and toiletries.
- Free legal, social and administrative advice regarding welfare and immigration status.
- Referrals to other organisations that may be of assistance.
- Psychosocial support.
- Language classes.
- Arts and crafts groups.
- Friendship groups.
- Fundraising events.
Some of our activities have been restricted due to the Covid-19 Virus.
We also operate a Charity Shop next to our Migrant Centre, offering various items at an affordable price. From clothing, household items, books, toys, shoes and more, all proceeds go towards the work that we do to help those in need.
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
Migrant Centre & Charity Shop address:
Zenonos Street 10, 3040, Limassol, Cyprus
Agapi Correspondence Address:
P.O. Box 50101 CY 3601 Limassol Cyprus
Migrant Centre Contact Details:
+357 25 212 221
Agapi.org.cy | Registered Cyprus Association No. 4600 | Zenonos Street 10, 3040, Limassol, Cyprus | +357 25 212 221