Hunger  Greece Project #15250

Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families

by Kid & Family
hunger gets Kids & families in extreme conditons
hunger gets Kids & families in extreme conditons

Dear friends,

we thank you for your time and support. We ask you kindly, to sensitize your friends to take part in our effort to keep alive many families in deprivation, with no hope, no house, no job and no food. It is the first time that we did not manage to collect and give a symbolic gift to young children for Christmas, but also we lacked basic food supplies. Because donations are reducing, your help and support is very important for these families and young children. Greece is sinking slowly, day by day. Only with your help we will be able to collect and distribute food and supplies to the families in need.

Christina, a seven year old girl, visited our Charity Shop yesterday, secretly from her father, to confide in us that her father and younger sister, are driven out from the warehouse they are currently accomodating. Her younger sister, 5 years old, needs therapy. Her father, just like every single parent in despair, is suffering from serious psychological disorders, and Christina is now responsible for her sister's and father's life. 

More than 50% of young Greeks, constantly harm themselves and have suicidal behaviours. The economic crisis we are suffering, has destroyed us socially, materially and ethicly, our children and families. 

Please join our efforts. Support kids and families in need in Greece. Food became a vision more than a reality for the half of the population. Spread the news, help us create a strong network of supporters and donor. United we can do the impossible.

We invite you to help us by renting any of the two "airbnb" flats we prepared, furnished and decorated by the 5 stars Hotel Grate Britain based in Athens. Please check the attached links for detailed photos of each flat. Our flats are based next to Acropolis in the ancient town in the heart of Athens, with all public transports, cafes, restaurants, easy access from the airport and the port for the islands. You could spend some days of your your holidays in Greece while you help us fundraising our projects, supporting our vision. Do your Booking via email or via phone. When we ll have a confirmation for your booking, you can deposit your payment on Global Giving, by choosing in our donations list "other", with the amount of the rending. This rending is important because it is a donation to us.You can also use our bank account, if you have it. Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy. We hope you ll spread the news to friends and family, so they ll be able to support us.

 

Warm regards,

 

 

 

First time we achieved to distribute fresh fishes!
First time we achieved to distribute fresh fishes!
Mother of 3 kids! So happy she ll make a real meal
Mother of 3 kids! So happy she ll make a real meal
taking the way back home, with our relief packages
taking the way back home, with our relief packages
When we have food to deliver it
When we have food to deliver it's a relief to all
we are so happy after a delivery of food packages
we are so happy after a delivery of food packages
Old lady without a pension has to feed 4 grandkids
Old lady without a pension has to feed 4 grandkids

Links:

Hunger erase every smiles ... Kids need your help!
Hunger erase every smiles ... Kids need your help!

Dear friends and supporters,

The prolonged recession in Greece has taken a great toll on its people, especially children. Over the years, even the most hopeful, seem to have given up. 

There are so many cases of psychological problems among the people (psychosis as suicidal, borderline or dipolar behavor, selfharming too in our sunny country ... that we never experienced before the econ.crisis) which are serious desorders mostly due to the hunger that kids are experiencing the last 6 years!!!.

Currently, about 75% of children are already addicted self-harmers and there are constant cases of suicide in young adults aged 15-25. The menace is increasing daily as it has been noted that about 68% of the Athens population are self-harmers while in small towns and villages, the average is 30-50%. Most of these people have lost their mental health and 5-7% are suicidal.

Due to this economic crisis, Greece has become a sad society with no future for kids and youth.

Violence and Bullying occurs in and out of schools without abate, meals are no longer provided to children in schools. Hunger and despair has turned our youth to a sick and suicidal society. Young people no longer have dreams of the future and most resort to violence as a means to express their despair.

There are no private or public clinics, or even NGOs working on mental diseases for kids and teens in Greece. Due to the recent retrenchment of staff in the medical oversight board, less control and screening is exercised over the licensing process for medical practitioners. Professional therapists and Psychologists can now take their licenses without any control of the government, so there is a new generation of incompetent Psychologists and psychiatrists all over Athens who are unfit for the current health crisis. 

Also, the previous cues experienced in super markets are a thing of the past as most homes can barely feed. Even the sales from the charity shop have dropped drastically to as low as 5-6 Euro per day. There is no support anymore from the local people and the charity shop has a lot of bills left unpaid. 

We plead for urgent assistance as the impact of this crisis is beyond what the current volunteers can provide. The percentage of needy people is too high, beyond the capacity of the Charity organisation. Currently, we do not have enough resources to cover even the essentials for kid’s nutrition. 

We urge you to help us keep them alive!

Food is an essencial right for every kid!

Warm thanks for your support,

sharing food in a central pedestrian street
sharing food in a central pedestrian street
our volunteers after 6 hours of distributing food
our volunteers after 6 hours of distributing food
KID & FAMILY distributions. Our way back..
KID & FAMILY distributions. Our way back..
WORKSHOPS for KIDS
WORKSHOPS for KIDS' PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH CARE
GIVING WORKSHOPS TO KIDS SO THEY FACE THE LOSS
GIVING WORKSHOPS TO KIDS SO THEY FACE THE LOSS

Attachments:
Food distributions to Greek families
Food distributions to Greek families

Dear friends and supporters,

This summer was an arduous one for Greek kids, students and families. With a barrage of new austerity measures in the workplace and high rates of unemployment, daily foreclosures of residences and social unrest even in the northern areas of the capital, many Greek families are desperate, literally begging in the streets to feed their children!

Our volunteers struggle to work and distribute staple commodities during the severe heatwave of July that has temperatures rising as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit! 

This heatwave is following an earthquake whose center was near the island of Lesbos and was felt even in the Greek capital, Athens! The magnitude of the earthquake reached 6.1 points on the Richter scale and literally demolished the village of Vrissa, killing a woman in the rubble of her home. The village is deserted and 150 houses are non-habitable. During the summer the whole country experienced earthquakes reached from 4.6 to 6.1 points of Richter, several times, we lost people, residencies, that we can't afford to reconstruct.

Now is the time to show true solidarity to the people of Greece. We need volunteers and donations to keep children and families alive, cured, and supported with basic essentials. Our Youth experience terror.  H.U.G. project running and to respond to the present challenges!

Common meals for Greek families in need
Common meals for Greek families in need
Distributions taking place at 110F
Distributions taking place at 110F
Theatrical workshops in the streets of Athens
Theatrical workshops in the streets of Athens
Street theatre
Street theatre
Children enjoying our creative workshops
Children enjoying our creative workshops
GREECE FACES HUNGER IN 21th CENTURY!
GREECE FACES HUNGER IN 21th CENTURY!

Greeks suffer. Children in Greece lack basic goods. Even Greek people who have a job are unable to cover their basic needs. The citizens with a small but stable income, were until last year those you have retired, with unemployment having reached more than 70% in most occupations. Last year, the retired were those who maintained families who had not been included in our deliveries. Even the retired people are being extinguished in Greece.

Youths were the only ones we hoped to have a basic support from the government and hundreds of big organizations that exist in our country which are only interested in fundrasing and then they disappear. We experience hard times which are used for fundraising by foreign multinational organizations without giving us their support.

Education in Greece, universities and schools, are for free, but they cannot function in a way that ensures the basics for the children's lives. There are no school meals in Greek schools or universities. The student dorms are extinct. There are only 7 student dormitories that cannot function properly due to lack of staff. Anyone can enter the student halls. Only 8 people work in the dorms. Four years ago, there were 57 people working and taking care of the students in the dormitories.

The health sector in Greece, the thousands of uninsured citizens and the thousands of uninsured refugees in the hospitals that have been left with very few staff. Almost half of the number of hospitals are in operation with very few beds available, failing to even help those who have an insurance and are employeed. Hospitals are full of uninsured. There is no unit in Greece responsible for mental illnesses of kids with suicidal behaviour or self-harming because we never had such phenomena before the financial crisis. 

We are struggling to defeat the deaths in childhood and adolescence, but also in young adulthood who, although succeed in university, they stop attending the lectures, because no one can pay for the rent, but they themselves have no chance of finding a job. Even big multinational companies reduce their staff. Small companies that have not closed are now in the process of closing. Only the sector of tourism and Greek charities are helping our country this year.

Until this year we could separate categories of people who can be identified as vulnerable groups. Today, 85% of people living in Greece are now poor or deprived of the tax system and the desperate decline in wages and pensions. Employees work extra hours and are paid half of their salary. Young people attempt suicide. We do not know hoe many people we will need to help. The citizens' financial capacities have been exhausted. No one can offer. We need far more volunteers to help us compared to last year.

  • Please help us taccommodate students for free
  • Please help us complete H.U.G. to treat self-harming as nobody has the knowledge to face it in Greece and provide medication to childrenwho turn them into permanent bipolar patients
  • Please help us urgently
  • Please help children and young people. In September when schools and universities open, hopefully you will  help us at "Kid & Family" and H.U.G. Project (Humans United Globaly), to offer food and mental therapy to children, beds and rooms to students.
  • Please help us keep children away from death and be their supporters in life by giving them the right to study and stay alive. 

Urge your family, friends, and colleagues ...

In peace and solidariy,

Humans United Globally for "Kid & Family's" efforts

Carrying Boxes of Fresh Breams for Kids!
Carrying Boxes of Fresh Breams for Kids!
Preparing and Packing Fish
Preparing and Packing Fish
Huge efforts for ensuring FOOD
Huge efforts for ensuring FOOD
FOOD IS NOT ENOUGH in 2017. Please Support
FOOD IS NOT ENOUGH in 2017. Please Support
GIVE YOUR LOVE AND CARE TO KIDS IN GREECE!
GIVE YOUR LOVE AND CARE TO KIDS IN GREECE!
SOS DISTRIBUTIONS OF KID & FAMILY
SOS DISTRIBUTIONS OF KID & FAMILY
More Products needed for Greek kids in hunger
More Products needed for Greek kids in hunger
Packing for Greek Families in Despair Need
Packing for Greek Families in Despair Need
we TRY hard TO KEEP PEOPLE AWAY FROM SUICIDE
we TRY hard TO KEEP PEOPLE AWAY FROM SUICIDE
Our Easter bazaar fed 70 families in need
Our Easter bazaar fed 70 families in need
Dear friends,
  We are proud to report that we are currently hosting our first group of students!! We are volunteers and supporters of HUG's effort to help kids and youths that are recipients of our food and clothing distributions and have no place to stay.
 
HUG -humans united globally - is asking all of us to support the children living in Greece, as the economic crisis has greatly damaged their health and/or their capacity to afford housing,and of course their capability to afford food or get a decent education.This generation of youths, ranging from 10 to 25 years old ,is an impoverished,destroyed one,due to the situation in Greece.This generation will soon start having kids of its own...
 
We are appealing to everybody,to help uinited as a HUG ,to reestablish a proper coverage of basic needs such as eating,housing,the right to education to the generation most harmed by the ongoing economic crisis.
For this we ask for your support in spreading this important effort of citizens and NGO's like 'Kid & Family' and 'HUG' that care for children and youths in Greece.
  
By offering economic support here,you are helping Kid & Family continue to care for children between 0-10 years old and HUG to extend Kid & Family's work to ages ranging from 15-27 years old- the age spectrum most severely impacted by the current crisis. Uneployment rates in this age group are as high as 75% and the prevalence rates for mental illnesses in childhood and adolescence have risen to an astonishing 20% of children and youth in Greece according to official Eurostat reports!!!
Unemployment and mental illnesses are ravaging the tenderest age group of Greece...
 
A second generation has already begun to perish.The data pertain to 2015, but we still lack data for 2016 and 2017.Our mental health center is currently the only aid in Greece for children and young adults. At the same time,the university apartments accomodating students have been reduced from 48 to 7 apartment complexes ,and the employees have been reduced greatly- from 46 to just 8 people!
 
This is because of all the cuts imposed to the Greek public sector by the IMF! This is also the reason the number of care workers in state hospitals has been reduced so. Instead of establishing new care units for children in hospitals in order to aleviate the deteriorating physical and mental health of minors,our hospitals are flooded with refugees with only half the work force they had in 2008.
 
HUG will extend Kid & Family's work to ages 15-27 due to the massive number of requests that one organization cannot respond to alone, because of the drastic increase in needs in infancy and early childhood as well as adolescence in both Greeks and refugees.
 
 
Kid & Family's needs:
Food
1 Freezer for staple commodities
1 Deep freezer for fish,chicken,pies ect
 The freezers currently at our disposal are not enough any more.The families in need have proliferated and their numbers keep on increasing.Please help us in food maintenance by buying freezers in order to care for children and youths in the ages 15-27 that are in danger of social exclusion
 
Soon we will invite you to a global symposium with the subject of restoration of the lives and dignity of children brought upon by the economic crisis .You will receive an invitation to participate.Thank you for your continued support of our efforts,
warm regards,
Our charity shops
Our charity shops's bazaar for Easter
Our Easter Bazaar supported 70 families in need
Our Easter Bazaar supported 70 families in need
Distribution at our Nest of Solidarity
Distribution at our Nest of Solidarity
Distribution of staple commodities to students
Distribution of staple commodities to students
accomodation for male students
accomodation for male students
Double room for male students
Double room for male students
accomodation for female students
accomodation for female students
 

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Kid & Family

Location: Athens - Greece
Website: http:/​/​www.kidsfestival.gr
Kid & Family
Roumpini Terzaki
Project Leader:
Roumpini Terzaki
Athens, Athens Greece

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