Hunger
 Greece
Project #15250

Emergency Relief Packages to 4,750 Greek Families

by Kid & Family
Vetted
Month of May. Greek Easter-Candles & Gifts to kids
Month of May. Greek Easter-Candles & Gifts to kids

Dear friends, donors and volunteers,

 

Our warmest thanks for supporting us in the most difficult period we experience until now.

 

Hunger "knocks at the door" of thousands of new Greek families and now the elderly as well. There is a desperate need for food currently by up to 60% of the population. The elderly from now on will be in a desperate need for food as they were hit by a huge reduction of their pensions from the new austerity measures. Low income families face salary cuts and new taxation, as every two months new measures are placed.

 

Families lose their own homes even for a debt of 3.500 euros to banks! .... and they become homeless.

 

There is an urgent need for us to prepare houses to host families and kids.

 

There is an urgent need to buy food.

 

Greek families in need are hungry as all donations of people and companies are directed towards the refugee crisis, a crisis that is killing many people and is caused by the war in Syria. As an outcome of the refugee crisis in Greece, Greek families cannot be helped. The number of refugees in Greece is huge. There is no certainty or information on how many refugees will enter the country. Our lives are in danger as food is not enough for everyone. 

 

Food and basic needs, supplies, and health is what we focus on, as Greek families cannot survive in these degrading conditions of austerity. But, we encounter numerous problems as policies of companies are focused on the refugee crisis. Greek families who face unemployment, increased VAT and reduced pensions are not remembered. The country is at an all-time low when some families cannot even afford to pay electricity, so the least we can do is to offer them their basic needs.

 

In an effort to help Greek families, we distributed food supplies to many schools, so children can have supplies for the summer. It is our mission to help children and their families in need as much as we can. During this effort, we realized that 55% of children at 40% of the schools in Attika are not Greek. This makes us very scared of the violence that may develop in our communities, in the whole country.

For the first time ever we have witnessed during our distributions children, 5-6 years old, helping our volunteer because we have no extra help.

 

What brought us to tears was the moment when Pavlos, an 8 year old boy asked if he could become a volunteer to our driver who delivered food at his door, so together they can distribute food to his grandmother who is hungry and living at another home, as our organization is able to help only families of unemployed parents with small children.

 

In Greece, families with unemployed parents with small children survive solely from the help of NGOs and pensions of the elderly. But, as austerity increases, pensions have fallen. The smallest pension used to be 500€ per month and now is 180€, while the largest was 2,500€ and now is 1,200€. The VAT has increased to 24%, which reduces pensions even more, bringing the lowest to 142€.

 

As a family with children cannot survive with 142€ per month, it is our duty to provide for them.

We cannot address these issues without your help. We ask for your help and for you to urge your friends, family, even your cats, to send us their help as well.

 

We are thankful for what you have done so far, and we count on you in order to move forward and provide to Greek families the necessary needs for survival. We believe that with your help, we can create a new life where the value of life is greater than that of money.

 

Our urgent needs:

Food supplies

Building space

Families in need of help have increased.

 

We must provide:

Food

Aid

Basic need supplies

Physiological help in our center, in public schools of Athens, supporting teachers, parents and kids.

 

We are also very thankful to Global Giving which gives us the opportunity to spread our message.

 

Warm regards,

Kid & Family

Last Easter eggs in Distributions of May
Last Easter eggs in Distributions of May
The youngest volunteer of our team
The youngest volunteer of our team
We
We're gratfull you helped Families for Easter time
Fixing the new dress on the size of the young lady
Fixing the new dress on the size of the young lady
Fixed! She left so happy that she choosed her gift
Fixed! She left so happy that she choosed her gift
and so proud that somebody is carying for her!!
and so proud that somebody is carying for her!!
OUR PHSYCOLOSIST HELP TEACHERS & PARENTS IN GROUP
OUR PHSYCOLOSIST HELP TEACHERS & PARENTS IN GROUP
1. SUPPORTING TEACHERS & PARENTS IN GROUP 2
1. SUPPORTING TEACHERS & PARENTS IN GROUP 2
OUR PHSYCHOLOGIAL SUPPORT TEAM IN PUBLIC SCHOOL
OUR PHSYCHOLOGIAL SUPPORT TEAM IN PUBLIC SCHOOL
MEALS PREPARED FOR DISTRIBUTIONS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
MEALS PREPARED FOR DISTRIBUTIONS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CURRING PACKAGES WITH VANS TO GREEK FAMILIES
CURRING PACKAGES WITH VANS TO GREEK FAMILIES
EMERGENCY PACKAGES LEAVING FROM OUR WAREHOUS
EMERGENCY PACKAGES LEAVING FROM OUR WAREHOUS
DELIVERY OF EMERGENCY RELIEF PACKAGES
DELIVERY OF EMERGENCY RELIEF PACKAGES
CURRING THE LAST BOXES IN A HORRIBLE HEAT
CURRING THE LAST BOXES IN A HORRIBLE HEAT
1. DELIVERY OF YOUGURT FOR KIDS
1. DELIVERY OF YOUGURT FOR KIDS
DONATIONS WE RECEIVE ARE MOSTLY CLOUTHS NOT FOOD
DONATIONS WE RECEIVE ARE MOSTLY CLOUTHS NOT FOOD
LAST PROVISIONS FOR JULY
LAST PROVISIONS FOR JULY
ONLY FEW PROVISIONS LEFT. WE NEED YOUR HELP ...
ONLY FEW PROVISIONS LEFT. WE NEED YOUR HELP ...

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CARRYING GOODS FOR DISTRIBUTIONS 1
CARRYING GOODS FOR DISTRIBUTIONS 1

Dear friends and supporters,

Over 780.000 children struggling desperately against consequences of economic crisis

We don’t have enough food to cover our distributions. Our emergency relief packages to 4.750 families, for the first time ever, have only milk, olive oil and clothes.

Please urge your friends and families to help us to give the basics. Children are in danger.Greece has to pay debts. However, many Greek families don’t know where the money for their rents is to come from. The economy is in ruins. Often only welfare organizations save Greek citizens.

On October 26, dozens of volunteers in the Athens suburb of Glyfada area, began harvesting olives from trees growing on public land. Glyfada was populated from high budget income families. Look at the photos and please read the article.

http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-basics/volunteer-provide-olive-oil-for-low-income-greek-families/49425

About 686,000 Greek children, or 35.4 percent of the total, are facing hunger (article of 2014) Now the number augments e v e r y  day! Please follow the link.

http://neurope.eu/article/greek-families-children-struggling-desperately-against-consequences-economic-crisis/

Greeks share their last piece of bread with millions of refugees arriving from everywhere.

We try hard to find food and medicines.

Even Greek Foundations and NGO's based in Greece who was supporting children in hunger in Africa, can't support anymore because there are so urgent to save houndrents of thousants of children in hunger in the main country. In Greece ! We could never imagine we could ever experience such a hunger in Greece the moment where refugees arrive in thousants every day, in despare hunger too.

http://www.enet.gr/?i=news.el.article&id=339796

 

 

Please hold our hand on these efforts.

Giving help is the only way of having peace on earth

In our lives too

 

Warm thanks,

 

Roumpini Terzaki

EMERGENCY PACKAGIES AND FOOD  IN OUR WAREHOUSE
EMERGENCY PACKAGIES AND FOOD IN OUR WAREHOUSE
YOGURTS FOR KIDS
YOGURTS FOR KIDS
YOGURTS FOR KIDS - PACKING FOR DISTRIBUTIONS
YOGURTS FOR KIDS - PACKING FOR DISTRIBUTIONS
MAKING PACKAGES OF FOOD FOR KIDS IN NEED
MAKING PACKAGES OF FOOD FOR KIDS IN NEED
CARRYING PACKAGES OF FOOD FOR KIDS TO OUR MINI VAN
CARRYING PACKAGES OF FOOD FOR KIDS TO OUR MINI VAN
CARRYING PACKAGES OF FOOD FOR KIDS
CARRYING PACKAGES OF FOOD FOR KIDS
CARRYING FRESH FOOD FROM OUR WAREHOUSE TO KIDS
CARRYING FRESH FOOD FROM OUR WAREHOUSE TO KIDS
CARRYING CLOTHES FROM OUR WAREHOUSE TO FAMILIES
CARRYING CLOTHES FROM OUR WAREHOUSE TO FAMILIES
CARRYING CLOTHES TO OUR MINIVANS FOR DISTRIBUTIONS
CARRYING CLOTHES TO OUR MINIVANS FOR DISTRIBUTIONS
GETTING READY TO START DISTRIBUTIONS TO FAMILIES
GETTING READY TO START DISTRIBUTIONS TO FAMILIES
DELIVERY OF OUR EMERGENCY PACKAGES STARTED!!!!
DELIVERY OF OUR EMERGENCY PACKAGES STARTED!!!!
young boy who is asking the permission to help us
young boy who is asking the permission to help us

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School equipment distributions in our center
School equipment distributions in our center

Dear friends and supporters,

With your support, Kid & Family continues to touch the lives of thousands of children all over the country.

The new school year 2015 started the 13 of September. More than 500 children were desperate because their parents couldn’t afford anymore to pay even for the basic school equipment, clothes, school meal and medical control of their kids. It’s important that you know that there are not free school meals in Greece.

Your donations for the period of June to September gave to 500 children food for one month, all necessary school equipment for the new school year. Donations are extremely important to fulfill the needs of kids in need, 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 the slightest equipment, books, transport tickets, when even the basic food for their kids is not guarantee for their kids. Unemployment rises so fast in Greece that the companies who donated us products, can’t afford anymore to donate the quantities of products needed to cover even the families we already take care off. We have to run all over Greece, looking even for products such as scholarship equipment. Olive oil and milk are scarce.

Every donation allows us to reach in-need children nationwide. 

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.

It is this kind of compassion and dedication that makes us proud to be affiliated with your partner network. Most importantly, we would not be able to provide this wonderful product without your support. For every $1 donated, Kid & Family Delivers is able to donate over $10 worth of brand new products to underprivileged families across the country.  From our experience, we know product donations like these help fulfill the needs of disadvantaged children and adults, demonstrating to them that they are worthy of being valued.

Due to the support of our product donors, your gift is multiplied ten-fold: a $30 donation provides over $300 worth of new merchandise to needy families.

Our goal is to raise $5,000, which will provide $50,000 worth of brand new merchandise, such as clothes, books, school materials, home items and more to disadvantaged children and adults who are in dire need of the basics.

Please help us continue our mission by donating now.  Thank you again for your valuable support.

On behalf of our volunteers team

kind regards

Street fare and School equipment distributions
Street fare and School equipment distributions
school fare and School equipment distributions
school fare and School equipment distributions
Opening fare of our School equipment distributions
Opening fare of our School equipment distributions
Syrian & Afghan. refugees waiting for our meals
Syrian & Afghan. refugees waiting for our meals

Dear friends and supporters,

Despite the financial crisis facing many Greek families at this time, we feel it is our humanitarian duty to aid the vast number of refugees that are arriving daily from Syria and Afghanistan in our country. These families arrive destitute and ravaged by war, hardship and disease often with young children who are famished and sick, seeking refuge from the horrors they have escaped.

In the entire city of Athens whole squares and public gardens have become the temporary living quarters for these families. Their numbers have become so overwhelmingly large that it has become impossible to support or aid them through any private or public initiative. The overcrowding and unsanitary conditions under which they try to survive pose a greater threat for the general public’s health. It is no longer just the case of saving the refugees, but also preserving the permanent residents of Greece who are torn between helping and surviving themselves in harsh economic times.

Many of the sick suffer from communally transmitted diseases. In order to secure public health for the residents of Greece there is the dire need for creating dormitories, sleeping quarters where the refugees can rest and heal without endangering others. The outpouring of support from all classes of Greek society has been inspiring. Young and old, rich and poor are offering what they can to help those who are in greater need than them. In lieu of an organized governmental effort, private donors have moved up to the challenge of the times and offer what they can to relieve the pain and suffering of their fellow human beings. Unfortunately, these moving offerings of private citizens are not enough to alleviate the desperate situation. Therefore, we must implore you to help us again.

Dear fellow humanitarians and supporters, through your generous donations in the past we have been able to help thousands of refugees that have managed to make it alive to our shores. We have secured food for 2500 people who have remained in our country from September to this day. We have distributed over 4500 kinds of first aid and staples (like soap, shampoo, water, clothing and shoes, diapers and dietary supplements) trying to relieve their desperate conditions.

We are in desperate need of any financial aid/and or contribution you can offer us; this year, more so than any other year, has proven to be extremely demanding in our struggle to help the thousands of refugees crossing through our country. Please spread this urgent message for help to all your neighbors, friends and loved ones. United we can help sustain hope and life for thousands.

With my deepest gratitude and on behalf of all our volunteers,

 

b. First wave of refugee families in Athens
b. First wave of refugee families in Athens
refugee families in Athens where schools exist
refugee families in Athens where schools exist
food we collected for refugees by Greek citizens
food we collected for refugees by Greek citizens
Kid & Family invites people to cook for refugees
Kid & Family invites people to cook for refugees
Kid & Family helps families in need
Kid & Family helps families in need
Kid & Family
Kid & Family's meals for Syrian & Afghan families
Our meals and toys for Syrian and Afghan families
Our meals and toys for Syrian and Afghan families
hygienic products for Syrian and Afghan families
hygienic products for Syrian and Afghan families
We offered shoes for Syrian and Afghan families
We offered shoes for Syrian and Afghan families
Afghanistan and Syrian people help our volunteer
Afghanistan and Syrian people help our volunteer
Afghanistan and Syrian people help our volunteer
Afghanistan and Syrian people help our volunteer
Afghanistan and Syrian people help our volunteer
Afghanistan and Syrian people help our volunteer
Afghanistan and Syrian people help our volunteer
Afghanistan and Syrian people help our volunteer
Afghanistan and Syrian people help our volunteer
Afghanistan and Syrian people help our volunteer
products for refugees in the Olympic Stadium
products for refugees in the Olympic Stadium
distributions in the Olympic Stadium - Athens GR
distributions in the Olympic Stadium - Athens GR
Daily supplies Kid & Family offers to families
Daily supplies Kid & Family offers to families
sorting out the goods we bring for families
sorting out the goods we bring for families
Please help us to go on!
Please help us to go on!

Dear friends and supporters.

We are in dire need for your donations! 

These donations may be in the form of canned, non –perishable foods or cash.  Due to the current economic crisis in Greece it is becoming harder every day to secure donations from any of the large companies that used to support us. They too are struggling to survive. Just as an example a known business in Greece that used to supply us with 10,000 cans of milk has been forced to drop that number to merely 300! The minimum salary in our country is barely enough to cover a family’s electrical bill and the additional taxes, closings and increasing unemployment only adds to the problems. 

We are witnessing this desperation every day as more and more families are applying for our distributions, trying to secure whatever they can for their children. Hunger is a terrible thing that should not exist in the world, yet it is an everyday reality form many families in Greece. Donations of clothing are the only ones that are continuing to arrive steadily and as grateful as we are for any contribution, the fact remains that we need canned milk and food. At this very moment, we are in urgent need for food donations as we are unable to fulfill the needs of the families we are helping and furthermore, we cannot accept any new applications for food distributions.

Please help us to continue our efforts in offering food and hope to many families with young children who are struggling to provide for them and are in danger of even losing their homes. Again we cannot stress enough that any contribution makes a huge difference in someone’s life. 

We are currently supporting 4,750 families and we hope to be able to maintain our services and our distributions to them.Spread the word of our organization and the services we offer, talk to your friends, relatives and colleagues and please find it in your heart to help us help families that are hungry and desperate.

Thank you for your support

 

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Kid & Family

Location: Athens - Greece
Website: http:/​/​www.kidsfestival.gr
Project Leader:
Roumpini Terzaki
Athens, Athens Greece
$50,000 raised of $75,000 goal
 
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