The new demands for help we receive every day from families in need with young children are scary. Unemployment is increasing fast in Greece. All companies, even the multinationals ones, don’t have any more the capacity they use to have to cover through donations in products the quantities we need to full feel the needs of unemployed families and kids in hanger.
Your donations are more important than ever. We warmly thank you for supporting all efforts we make to give food and all essential to cover the basic needs of young children.
Through your donations to the “Kid & Family” NGO in Greece, we were able to distribute “emergency relief packages” to one thousand eight hundred (1.800) young childrenranging in ages from 0 to 9 years old, received emergency relief packages with products related to: food, personal hygiene, clothing items, shoes as well as essential medicines.
Because of your donations and support, the last two months we were able to cover the needs of 1.800 children instead of 688 we covered three months ago. This miracle happened, against all odds because you are on our site.
OUR EFFORTS FOR A “EDUCATIONAL AND NUTRITION CENTER” FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES
In purpose to eliminate the cost of oil of our distributions and to cover the needs of a bigger number of children in need, instead, we are trying hard to reconstruct a building donated from one of our volunteers. We try to transform this building next to our warehouse in the center of Athens, to a center for nutrition and care for kids and families in Athens.
So we keep on delivering our “emergency relief packages” all over Greece as far as in all long way distances in Attica, but we decided to transform a 200m2 building offered us in “Omonia” square. We are almost ready to start distributions in this building. We still don’t have electricity and all installations needed, but we ll be able at list giving “packages” with products during the day. We will soon post a new project for this purpose, as the situation of the building needs a lot of work to function as a safe place for kids. We already used a small amount of your donations for cleaning, disinfection and painting, we gave all of our heart, work and efforts and our volunteer’s team achieved to transformed the abandoned building to a clean space where we are already able to prepare and distribute more packages. We spend 1.200 euros for this purpose already and we saved for the last 2 months 4.000 euros for oil. This way we experienced the miracle of saving the life of 1.800 more children due to your crucial help.
We strongly hope that with your continued action we will be able to finish all works needed in our new center, so that the high number of 11.000 children who ask for your help.
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Thank you for your support!
"KID & FAMILY" NGO is so thankful for your donations, which enabled us to provide new essentials to children in need throughout Greece.
With your support, Kid & Family continues to touch the lives of thousands of children all over the country.
The new school year 2014-2015 has started. Your donations for the June to September period gave to 76 children food for one month and all school equipment needed for the new school year. Unfortunately we are in a very crucial point of supporting hundreds of children left without our packages this month. Donations are extremely important so that "emergency relief packages" arrive to all families and kids in need we take care of, especially in this period that schools are open and hundreds of kids of unemployed families are forced to stop their studies when parents are not able anymore to pay for the slightest equipment, books, transport tickets, when even the basic food for their kids is not guaranteed. (There are no school meals in Greece!!! ). We try hard to help children keep on attending their school classes.
Unemployment rises so fast in Greece that the companies which used to donate us products, can’t afford anymore to donate the quantities of products needed to cover even the families we already take care of. We have to run all over Greece, looking for products. Olive oil and milk are scarce. This year the production of olive oil was extremely low in the country! Thus, all of your donations paid for all the quantities of these basic alimentation products, oil and milk, as far as school bags, note books, books, etc.
We are no longer able to pay even the insurance of mini vans we use to distribute our "Relief Packages" to the families in need and we are forced to distribute in the streets this month. Next month with the winter coming this will be impossible! So we urge you to talk to your friends, families, collegues about this difficult situation we experience, so that we gain next month the opportunity to distribute to all families as we did in the past.
Every donation allows us to reach in-need children nationwide. We would not be able to get these wonderful donations to some of the neediest children in the country without your support. Thank you so much for your care. We look forward to reaching more children in need next month, and we cannot do it without your support.
Please help us continue our mission by donating now. Thank you again for your valuable support.
Due to your sensitivity and care through your donations to the organization Kid & Family in Greece, Six hundred eighty eight (688) young children ranging in ages from 0 to 9 years old, received emergency relief packages with products related to: food, personal hygiene, clothing items, shoes as well as essential medicines for chronic diseases they were suffering from .
Two hundred sixty eight (268) families in need have benefited from your heartfelt efforts receiving essential relief packages for the entire month due to your kind donations. We chose families destitute at the last stage prior to becoming homeless.
We experienced the miracle of saving the life of 688 children due to your crucial help with diseases such as tuberculosis and specific other chronic diseases which placed their health in high risk.
We strongly hope that with your continued action we will be able to help more families and children in need.
We have reached the high number of 11.000 children whom we help.
It has been over five years now since Kid & Family initiated distributions of emergency relief packages to families in need with young children. In this way we have been able to contribute to nutrition and health care services in response to the Crisis we are experiencing in Greece. You are one of over 314 Global Giving donors who, so far, have kindly supported our emergency work. Between you, nearly $12,163 has been raised toward the open target of $25,000. So in this holiday season of thanks we would like to share with you what your generosity has helped us to accomplish in concrete terms.
Five year old Marios was referred to a Kid & Family center after being diagnosed as severely malnourished.
Marios’s parents were unemployed from 2010 due to the economic crisis in Greece. The drought hit the family hard, as they lost their house and Marios’s mother died of tuberculosis. His father was concerned that Marios’ life was also in danger. He asked for help. Marios and his elder sisters are currently safe. Each week they receive at home enough food to cover the whole family\s needs as well as equipment for school and health care. The kids have not been infected with tuberculosis. All vaccinations for hepatitis have been given.
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