Love Without Borders-For Refugees

$22,700 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 241 people in 46 months
After 2 1/2 years of voluntary work with the refugees in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece and Serbia, I have focused my time to work in northern Greece, where there's over 60,000 displaced refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, amongst other countries. My focus is one one particular camp, Nea Kavala, as well as a housing community where families have been taken out of the camps. I am teaching English, German and offering art sessions.

I have a vast network of friends and donors that allows me to channel clothing, art supplies and other donations mainly to Greece.
We're already experiencing very cold temperatures in the evenings and have an urgent need for winter clothes in all the camps and housing communities. I tend to vulnerable cases in the camps. We have many pregnant women and women with many children.

In addition, I am teaching people how to design jewelry and sell it to sustain basic food and clothing costs.

I sell the beautiful children's drawings and give them 100% of the proceeds so their mothers/family have money for food. All supplies I buy myself or from donated art supplies through NeedsList.

Nea Kavala - Art Without Borders
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307016992976229/

Designs Without Borders - For Refugees In Need
https://www.facebook.com/groups/981189408660375/

I am on the front lines two to three weeks a month. I have close contact with all volunteers and displaced persons and need your support.

Thank you in advance to all the many people who have supported my personal campaign. We've been able to move mountains during this most difficult time and bring some joy and love to these people that have been displaced.

With much love,

Kayra
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Thank you to:
Love Without Borders - For Refugees In Need
Love Without Borders For Refugees In Need
Refugee Biriyani & Bananas
Donate4Refugees
Refugee Relief
@Refugees4Refugees
Volunteers from America, Sweden, England, Scotland, Iraq, Syria and several other countries.
We’re tired of sharing posts and sending love and prayers. We decided to take some action.
We were here a couple months ago to facilitate a mass distribution for women, so this time it’s for the men. Each person receives a T-Shirt, hoodie, socks, underwear and trousers.
Each person is given a ticket, then they’re registered in the computer so that it’s a fair and well organized distribution.
There’s over 4,000 people in Vathay camp here on Samos. The living conditions are dreadful with many people living in tents.
I spoke with a 52 year old man from Syria today, who looks about 85 years old. His future as well as his that of his families is very bleak at this point. Many people have been here for months.
We tried to do our best to spend a bit of time while waiting in the line, to tell them someone cares, that they are not forgotten.
Many people said thank you for not forgetting about them.
We do our best to keep it positive.
We have hundreds more to process.
The highlight is working with all these amazing friends from around the world that keep me motivated.
They’ve left their jobs temporarily to spend some time on the islands to prepare hundreds of clothes packs and spend hours distributing them.
Thank you Natalie Kling Ruhi Loren Saafaaldin Parthena Hantzaridou
Amber Bauer Courtney Dobbs
Dadi Moukby Djani
Simon Bragman
Love you all to the moon and back.
To donate for the items we need in the next days, please consider supporting Love Without Borders.
Thank you in advance.
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Hello to all!
We are continuing our art workshops in Greece to help the still 70,000 people that are displaced there, bringing back the art to the U.S. and around the world to create awareness campaigns and pop up art shows. Am also speaking to many schools and Universities around the globe about the dire situation in Greece.
The arrivals are still happening on the Greek islands and many deaths in the Aegean Sea.
It’s a small drop, but I continue to advocate for this group, and hope that someday we will see peace. We need your help with art supplies, hosting families ( at the moment, I am housing 3 families) and funds to support the many needs in Greece. I’m still flying full time and am in Greece every month. I appreciate any amount you can spare. If you would like to have an art awareness event in your home or community, please reach out to me!
Thank you in advance!
Kayra
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The weekend in Samos left me numb. Although I’m from Colorado, I never felt so cold in my whole life.
As I walked through the camp, and around the area, I tried for one second to imagine how hard it must be day in and day out. How do they get their strength? How do they survive? How can they be strong for their children?
Each person has their own way of coping. I saw a man 2 kilometers away from the camp, wearing pink flip flops, but he had a soccer ball, and was happy for that moment, in his own world. At 7:30 am, I saw a man at the top of the hill praying.
If you looked down, all you could see were rows and rows of tents. I saw children playing, but they had on plastic sandals with no socks and it was 4 degrees Celsius.
While we were distributing clothes, I heard singing coming from on top of the hill. They had gathered together, to sing their hearts out. On the other side, a big group gathered to pray.
This is the human spirit, which is stronger than anything in the world.
Tonight I can take a bit of comfort knowing that those people won’t give up, because they know we’re advocating for them.
And we won’t give up.
Thank you all for sharing. Awareness is the first step to change.
If you can volunteer, please contact me!
Thank you!
Vathy Camp, Samos Greece
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Thank you and Happy 2019!
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Selma Tischer
15 months ago
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Dearest Kayra, you are reaching us from all over the world, and through you, all these people that need help, but also who have so much to give! They are not a burden, but a treasure to the world. You are encouraging them to give the best of tmselves through art!

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Soozy Brockmann
42 months ago
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Fabulous job Kayra. Please stay warm & healthy! I love your updates. I'm so glad you are helping & in a way representing us back home. Im glad you are leaving people with a positive impression that there are a lot of good people that want them to feel welcomed and happy.

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$22,700 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 241 people in 46 months
Created September 4, 2015
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Irma S
4 months ago

Thank you Dima Basha for introducing me to this organization. I appreciate all that you are doing to alleviate the pain of these people, especially the little kids and bring a sliver of hope and peace in their lives.

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Farah Misbah
4 months ago
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carolyn shaw
5 months ago

I appreciate and admire Kara's good heart and helping hands.

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Tony Reece
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Gayle Hidarjan
6 months ago
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Deborah May
7 months ago

Thank you for your work Kyra. Children should always come first.

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Susan Simon
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Selma Tischer
15 months ago
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Dearest Kayra, you are reaching us from all over the world, and through you, all these people that need help, but also who have so much to give! They are not a burden, but a treasure to the world. You are encouraging them to give the best of tmselves through art!

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Soozy Brockmann
42 months ago
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Fabulous job Kayra. Please stay warm & healthy! I love your updates. I'm so glad you are helping & in a way representing us back home. Im glad you are leaving people with a positive impression that there are a lot of good people that want them to feel welcomed and happy.

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