Share Hope with Refugees at Camp Oinofyta Greece

by Do Your Part, Inc
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Summary

Thousands of Syrian refugees have traveled to Greece fleeing a civil war that has raged since 2011 and displaced millions. Through a new agreement, the EU has closed the borders from Greece into the rest of Europe in hopes of better managing the crisis. The local Greek government is stretched thin, so it is imperative that volunteer organizations like Do Your Part receive funding to help support the refugees and ease the burden on the Greek people while refugee asylum applications are processed.
$25,000.00
total goal
$2,945.00
remaining
148
donors
3
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

The Civil War in Syria has created one of the biggest refugee crises the world has seen since WWII. With the new EU agreement in place, 50,000+ refugees are being housed in small camps awaiting processing of their asylum applications. This process can take anywhere from 6-36 months. The Greek people have opened their hearts and country but the Greek government cannot financially support all these refugees. Local groups and volunteers from all over the world are working around the clock to help.

Solution

As time passes in these long term camps, the refugees will need something to do to occupy their time and energy. This project will provide sewing machines and sewing supplies, gardening equipment and plants and seeds so that the refugees can begin to be more self sufficient. It will give them project that will instill a sense of pride in their 'home' and themselves. We will source the supplies and equipment directly from our suppliers in Greece, thus helping the Greek economy as well.

Long-Term Impact

Through donations to this project, support will continue through our volunteers and partners in assisting refugees living in the camps on mainland Greece until the end of the refugee crisis. Monies will be spent in Greece as much as possible to ensure that the local economy is stimulated to support the recovery of Greece after the crisis ends.

Resources

http:/​/​www.doyourpart.org
Do Your Part

Organization Information

Do Your Part, Inc

Location: North Hills, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.doyourpart.org
Project Leader:
Lisa Campbell
North Hills, CA United States

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