Hunger  Greece Project #15250

Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families

by Kid & Family Vetted since 2013
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families
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
Distributions: Donated supplies are getting rare
Distributions: Donated supplies are getting rare

Dear Friends,

Thankfully it is with a sense of hope that we are able to report back to you. Although the situation in Greece has not in any way improved and we see that all the more Greek families are slipping into the sad statistics of poverty, we are nevertheless so grateful for your support and the support of our volunteers.  

  • Greek families are living like refugees in their own country and we are faced with the harsh reality on a daily basis. 

Unfortunately families are no longer in a position to support each other and organizations like ours have come to replace the traditional family support system. With your help, against all odds, we continue to distribute food and basic supplies to more than 5000 families throughout the country as part of our Hunger Relief programme. The amount of families needing help and asking to be included into our Emergency Relief Packages project  are growing on a daily basis and it is extremely difficult to keep up with the relentless results of the austerity measures. More and more families are facing poverty every day! Together with the housing problem where families are losing their homes due to extremely high taxation and the rise of unemployment there is the problem of health care as the system cannot keep up with the growing health problems caused by the huge amount of refugees carrying fatal diseases that had long been eradicated in Europe.

  • Greek families have been largely overlooked in the struggle to balance out the needs of the refugees in Greece and although a lot of people on a personal level have come together to help children and families in dire need most NGO"s are focusing on the Refugee problem and overlooking the way this is influencing all people living in Greece. For this reason we are witnessing a surge in violence and discontent instead of one of solidarity!

For this reason we have introduced our H.U.G (Humans United Globally) project where refugees and local residents are learning to live and work together through art, music and sports workshops. Our goal is to motivate both groups to participate as volunteers and to strenghthen the relationship between both the poverty stricken Greek families and the war torn Refugees.

H.U.G is supporting and empowering our “emergency relief packages”, with free workshops for social integration of the families in need, psychological support specialisted on selfharming , unfortunately very often affecting kids. We are  also trying to deal with the serious problem of students that have gained entrance to the University in Athens but are unable to attend because they have no where to live or even the basics to live by.

In 2014 there were 18 student residencies with a staff of 48 for every 300 students

In 2017 there are only 4 student residencies with a staff of 7 for every 500 students

The general consensus is that our youth is not able to get an education!! 

  • Due to your donations and a lot of hard work from our volunteers we have however been able to refurbish a part of a 5000m2 building we used to use as a warehouse for our distributions, in the centre of Athens

A part of it has been refurbished to offer students that don't have the means to find a home away from home. Although it is a drop in the ocean we have come to realize a valuable lesson and that is if we all work together, if we are united in a common goal, a drop turns into a puddle and in turn flows into a stream only to become a forceful river of change. It is this change that we are so desperately working towards and everyday we are witness to the profound difference help in any form makes to so many lives.

TOGETHER YOURS AND OUR EMERGENCY HELP CAN BRING RELIEF TO THIS DISASTER

We call on you to help us with your donations in order to ensure we have products and supplies for our distributions. Together we can create an enormous HUG of solidarity that can start from Greece and reach all people.

Please help us continue hoping that TOGETHER we can help ALL young children and students in Greece to survive, to be educated and  to dream of a better and brighter future.   

Gathering donations and supplies for distribution
Gathering donations and supplies for distribution
Distributions - volunteers
Distributions - volunteers' team
Emergency relief packages for Kids & Families
Emergency relief packages for Kids & Families
WE NEED MORE FRESH PRODUCTS FOR OUR DISTRIBUTIONS
WE NEED MORE FRESH PRODUCTS FOR OUR DISTRIBUTIONS
WE HAVE TO CARRY ...WHERE NO CAR CAN ENTER
WE HAVE TO CARRY ...WHERE NO CAR CAN ENTER
Together we can make a difference
Together we can make a difference
H.U.G with workshops for Greek & Refugee children
H.U.G with workshops for Greek & Refugee children
After "Working Together"workshop, Kids took gifts
After "Working Together"workshop, Kids took gifts
Our Team -  giving to make kids happy!
Our Team - giving to make kids happy!
Let
Let's make Stella's christmas wish come true!!

Dear Friends and Fellow Philanthropists,

 

In an attempt to keep you all informed on the progress of our cause we are once again faced with the harsh reality of day to day life in Greece. For us the problems have always been and are  becoming all the more personal!!

Meeting one of the many young and bright students, unable to move to Athens because of their poor economic status, highlighted the problems our society is facing due to the unprecedented economic crisis.

Stella has been accepted to Athens Law School, an extremely difficult feat in itself,but, like so many other young people she does not have the means to find somewhere to live in Athens.Studying has been and still is her top priority however her motivation has dwindled due to the difficulties she faces on a daily basis.

Stella finds herself having to live on the outskirts of the Attika prefecture in Thrakomakedones with relatives that aren't very forthcoming as they too have difficulties covering their basic needs.In order to get to her lectures Stella travels at least 2hrs there and another 2hrs back which leaves her with very little time to apply herself to her studies, not to mention the growing feeling of futility as she sees her dream for a better future slipping away from her.

Thankfully due to your support and that of our many beneficiaries we have some good news for Stella and for so many other young students in the same predicament.

Over the Christmas season our Charity "Kid & Family" is trying to organise fundraising events in public spaces as well as a high profile art auction which we hope will help raise funds needed to proceed with the renovation of a building in the heart of Athens. Getting started is our top prioriy and with the help of our tireless volunteers we are prepared to do all that is humanly possible to get the job done as soon as possible!! Time is of essence because most first year students have already missed the first semester. Of course we need ALL the help  we can get! All donations however small will be a welcome boost toward our goal. Your support will serve to strenghthen our resolve and add to the momentum of this cause.

Please join us in this endeavour in the hope that those students, who haven't been able to come to Athens as well as those experiencing similar obstacles as Stella is, will be able to have a decent and safe place to stay in order to continue with their studies.

Stella and so many just like her have every reason to start believing in the Christmas Spirit and who knows Santa Claus might bring them a much deserved solution!

5000m2 in Athens to become student accomodation
5000m2 in Athens to become student accomodation
One of the many rooms needing refurbishment
One of the many rooms needing refurbishment
Together we can make the most of your donations
Together we can make the most of your donations
We believe in a bright future for all students
We believe in a bright future for all students
YOUNG GREEK STUDENTS DEMONSTRATING FOR HOUSING
YOUNG GREEK STUDENTS DEMONSTRATING FOR HOUSING

Dear friends and supporters,

Many thanks for your valuable  support!!

Our endeavor to help  families and  children is on going but it is however becoming all the more difficult. Greek families facing difficulties regarding food and housing are constantly growing in numbers.

For the first time since  the Second World War we find that huge number of families from small Greek towns that had been touched less by the economic crisis, so far, compared to the 3 major cities Athens, Thessaloniki, Patra, are not able to send their children to study! These children achieved top marks in order to get into the University of Athens!!! It's important to mention that although there are NO FEES required for Greek Universities, these children, however unable to enroll because their parents are not in a position to pay even the  €300/month rent needed.

The burden of extreme taxation, the sudden drop of income because of job cuts, low wages, the austerity policies, have driven to poverty even the families who are employed with a stable income!

As a charity we face an impass! We are called upon to cover the urgent needs of Refugee Families blocked in Greece by the thousands, the moment that we do not have enough supplies for the permenant residents in need. 

We have been able to aquire a 5.000m2 in the center of Athens that could house at least 50 students. We need funds to renovate the building, access electricity & heating and equip each dorm, 

We desperately need your help more than ever, so that we can give hope, food, medical care and an option to education. We are inundated by families with children who have succefully achieved an entrance to Univerisities but are UNABLE TO SUPPORT them! 

We are in dire need of support so that children that have the capacity to be an asset to our society are given the chance to do so. Please spread the news to your friends and families. Food and Education should be important.

We kindly thank you for your support

DISTRIBUTIONS TO YOUNG STUDENTS - SCHOOL YEAR 2016
DISTRIBUTIONS TO YOUNG STUDENTS - SCHOOL YEAR 2016
CHILDREN CHOOSING THEIR SCHOOL SUPPLIES
CHILDREN CHOOSING THEIR SCHOOL SUPPLIES
EMERGENCY PACKAGES TO BE DISTRIBUTED
EMERGENCY PACKAGES TO BE DISTRIBUTED
VOLUNTEERS HELPING FAMILIES GET THEIR BASIC NEEDS
VOLUNTEERS HELPING FAMILIES GET THEIR BASIC NEEDS
POVERTY EXCLUDES GREEK STUDENTS FROM UNIVERSITIES
POVERTY EXCLUDES GREEK STUDENTS FROM UNIVERSITIES
GATHERING BASIC SUPPLIES FOR STUDENT ACCOMODATION
GATHERING BASIC SUPPLIES FOR STUDENT ACCOMODATION
VOLUNTEERS WORKING TO CREATE STUDENT LIVING SPACE
VOLUNTEERS WORKING TO CREATE STUDENT LIVING SPACE

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Kid & Family

Location: Athens - Greece
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Project Leader:
Roumpini Terzaki
Athens, Athens Greece
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