Our Easter bazaar fed 70 families in need
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:
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,
Our charity shops's bazaar for Easter
Our Easter Bazaar supported 70 families in need
Distribution at our Nest of Solidarity
Distribution of staple commodities to students
accomodation for male students
Double room for male students
accomodation for female students