Our Newest Accommodation for Families in Need
Join us in making a difference in the lives of refugees in Athens! In September, we will be opening our tenth apartment, a spacious 195 square meter unit, to provide a safe haven for five more families who have been lost in the system.
At our organization, we believe in offering a helping hand to those who have been left behind. Our dedicated team works tirelessly to rescue individuals from the streets, including those with second rejections and those who are not receiving any government assistance. Our mission is simple: to give these families a second chance, an opportunity to rebuild their lives.
With your support, we can provide these families with more than just a roof over their heads. Our comprehensive program spans an entire year, empowering them with essential life skills, improving their English proficiency, and ultimately helping them regain their independence. By offering stable accommodation, we create a foundation for their successful integration into society.
However, we cannot achieve this alone. We need your assistance to turn their dreams into reality. Your generous contribution will directly impact the lives of these vulnerable individuals, granting them the chance to regain control of their futures. Together, we can create a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
Join us in making a tangible difference for these families today. Every donation, no matter the size, brings us one step closer to providing them with the support they desperately need. Together, let’s build a brighter future for those who have endured unimaginable hardships.
Donate now and become a catalyst for change. Together, we can transform lives and restore hope. Thank you for your invaluable support!
We accept donations to sponsor individuals or families for a month or for a year.
To sponsor a single refugee for one year costs 4,200 Euros. This total includes the cost of accommodation for 12 months, as well as the cost of food and essential bills. It can be paid in one installment or monthly payments of 350 euros.
To sponsor a woman and her child, it costs 5580 Euros. This total includes the cost of accommodation for 12 months, as well as the cost of food and essential bills. It can be paid in one installment or monthly payments of 465€ Euros.
To sponsor a refugee family for one year costs 7,800 Euros. This total includes the cost of accommodation for 12 months, as well as the cost of food and essential bills. It can be paid in one installment or monthly payments of 650 Euros
Athens Community Center
After a year of work, we have opened our own Gallery/Community Center in Athens.
It is a beautiful, two-floor, 124 square meter space in the heart of the Kypseli neighborhood. This Community Center serves as our new Headquarters, with office space and a distribution center. It also includes classroom space for our art workshops/language and music lessons and serves as a safe space for refugees to meet.
We have already welcomed over 100 students from France, Germany, Greece, USA, and Bahrain to our Athens Community Center. Because if there is one thing we have learned from our years working here in Greece, it is that above all of the supplies and distribution and material help we can offer our fellow humans, what these displaced people truly need is to know that they belong to a community and that there is a safe, welcoming space out there for them to confidently, lovingly and safely grow.
Click here to support us opening this Community Center in Athens .
Golden House Accommodation Program
Love Without Borders for Refugees in Need (LWB) manages an extensive accommodation program to support the most vulnerable refugees in Athens. This includes those who have received a second denial in the asylum process, victims of gender-based violence, and those with no other options for housing who are living on the streets of Athens.
The Golden House, which houses up to eight families/singles at a time, has been running since May 2022. Our sponsorship program helps individuals and families find stability and gain autonomy over their lives over one year. In addition, they have access to our Gallery/Community Center, where we have Art, Dance, Music, and Language courses. In addition, we have five apartments for families in the Athens area.
We provide housing, food, and material aid essential to survival for up to one year. During this time, LWB helps ensure those we support will gain the means for independence. This may include providing them English or Greek language lessons, helping them find sources of income for economic independence, connecting them socially within the Athenian community, and finding essential medical or legal aid. We are grateful to our donors who make this possible and help us continue this very important work.
To sponsor a single refugee for one year costs 5,580 Euros. This total includes the cost of accommodation for 12 months, as well as the cost of food and essential bills. It can be paid in one installment or monthly payments of 465 Euros.
To sponsor a woman and her child, it costs 6,840 Euros. This total includes the cost of accommodation for 12 months, as well as the cost of food and essential bills. It can be paid in one installment or monthly payments of 570 Euros.
To sponsor a refugee family for one year, it costs 8,100 Euros. This total includes the cost of accommodation for 12 months, as well as the cost of food and essential bills. It can be paid in one installment or monthly payments of 675 Euros.
Animals Without Borders
Six years ago, my 14 year old Syrian friend/translator and I noticed many stray dogs and cats and decided to do something to help. We are now partnering with local folks to support these stray animals. We have taken many out of the camp and brought them to a local dog hotel, treat them and get them prepared to fly out of the country after we find a happy home for them.
First, we make sure that the stray animals in the camps are receiving the food and medical attention they need, including treatment for ticks, spaying, and neutering. Second, we work to place animals in a forever home; this often means preparing passports and required items to fly out of the country. We have taken over 60 dogs and cats out of the camp, treated them, prepared them for travel, and found them a happy home.
Wahid Wahid /واحد تلو الآخر (One by One)
To further encourage our main principle of empowerment and solidarity over charity, we have launched a new project, Wahid Wahid /واحد تلو الآخر (One by One).
The idea is simple: One by one, we will work alongside individuals for one year to create and sustain their own business. The individual is responsible for all business plans, product creation, marketing/advertising, and execution. However, we will be there every step to help start-ups and support that individual in this transition however we can for their first year.
We have already been having success with the first individual we started the project about six months ago. Nour was a tailor back in Afghanistan. When we met, he was sleeping in the park with his four-year-old daughter, as many refugees do in Greece. After telling me about his life and craft back home, we decided to ask for your help to purchase a sewing machine and materials to get him started and a little help for rent. In just a few months, he has already been able to earn money making masks and is on track to be completely self-sufficient in the next few months, which is when his year is up with us. If you would like to help support Nour or place an order for masks, send me a private message.
Because of your outpouring of support, we have decided to continue and take on a few more individuals and would be grateful yet again for your help. ***To donate, PLEASE PayPal Or Venmo.firstname.lastname@example.org
With ONLY “Project 1-1” and NOTHING ELSE in the memo line. In order for us to receive your donation and for it to not get blocked by PayPal, I cannot stress enough that NOTHING but “Project 1-1” be written. If, for any reason, you are unsure, please feel free to contact me directly.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to get people on their feet again. We hope this project will take off, and we can see people prospering in every corner of the world.