Syrian Refugee children in need

€1,090 of €5,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 48 months
Dear Friends, 

I am in Berlin right now and would like to ask for your help. As you know, majority of Syrian refugees consider Germany as their final destination. Many of them end up in Berlin. As the registration process is happening all the time and new refugees are coming every day, it is hard to give exact estimates how many children are around, but just by visiting some sites in the city, one can see thousands. These children don't have anything that belongs to them. They have fled their homes and had to leave everything. Their daily routine is hard to imagine. They have been traveling with their parents for months, their little feet hurt and they are tired. Away from home and everything they have known, those who finally reached Berlin are the lucky ones. Still, their journey is not over. While their parents stand  in the line in efforts to register and be provided with some assistance, these kids need our attention and they need to be children again. 

They need everything from nappies and milk to toys and cartoons. They need to laugh. While most efforts are directed towards immediate help in food and shelters, we must try to remind these kids what is an innocent childhood. This fundraiser is to collect money for children sitting in the parks of Berlin, to give them a bit of happiness, to get their smiles back. With a help of my friends here in Berlin, we will purchase necessary items (children's sleeping bags, winter clothes, winter boots, diapers and pull ups, but also some toys, music, games, books). Every cent spent will be accounted for and visible on my FB page.

Thank you! 
Alida
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Dear friends,

As promised, we have purchased winter jackets for children, age 1-10, and perfectly in time as the nights in Berlin are already cold. For the amount collected and available after all fees, €752,89 we have spent 632 EURO and got 31 solid quality jackets in two different stores and 20 winter hats. The rest of the amount (acc 120 euro), went to second hand toys (books, one music keyboard, toys, 10 drawing kits). So, virtually ALL of you who donated some money have secured warmth ( quite literary) for some children, as well as some fun.

Most jackets were delivered to the most amazing coordinators working in Lageso, Moabit, who aside from their day jobs manage to find time and energy to volunteer and ease the time while people are waiting for registration, interviews, etc, but few we also managed to deliver ourselves.

Shaheed and Zaineh (on the photos) are from Latakia, a beautiful place on the beach in Syria that is under Assad's control and gradually destroyed. They arrived with their parents a month ago. They got jackets and hats too, but we also got to spend some time with them. Again, thank you for support and for your confidence, however small our efforts might be, I assure you this is a world for many.

Thanks! A.
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Dear Friends,

A short update. In order to be as useful as possible, and maximize the impact of every donation, as many Berlin based organizations and individuals help, last week I have coordinated activities with a well-known organization in Berlin- Moabit Hilft, http://moabit-hilft.com/, that on daily basis provides everything and anything from food and clothes to transport tickets to refugees in Berlin.

This organization also helps refugee children, many of them unaccompanied or traveling with one parent only and they said children all desperately need winter coats/jackets, anything warm, age 1-10. This week, the plan is to purchase as many warm winter coats as I can and deliver it to them. Once again, this would not be possible without you, so thanks a zilion! Additionally I have collected toys, books, music and drawing kits to be donated too.

Here's a breakdown of your donations and our fees:

Total Amount Raised €825,00
GoFundMe (5%) €41,25
Stripe Fees (3.74%) €30,86
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Total Fees €72,11
Balance Available €752,89

Keep you posted.

Alida
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Dear Friends,

I have had lots of messages of support over the past few days and I cannot stress enough how much this means. Although here in Berlin, the authorities do lots and civil society is positively energized and fully ready to help, there is a fair stretch as thousands and thousands new refugees are coming. As I already said, many of them are kids and badly affected with the journey they had to take. Along with this campaign I have reached to friendly cafes and kids stores, second hand shops that will help too. Before the campaign is publicly listed that will enhance our efforts, please consider a donation this week, to help further and get some nice and beautiful things for these kids. We should be able to make them feel like kids again! It may be your lunch, sweets, newspapers you only have to turn into a gift.
Thank you!!
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In only few hours we have collected more than 500 euros. Thank you for donating, sharing, supporting, being around. In only few hours I was contacted by amazing, genererous, people, music teachers, teather professionals who all want to make this children happy and really just children again. Thank you!!!!
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€1,090 of €5,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 48 months
Created September 4, 2015
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€25
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11 months ago
€20
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18 months ago
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€20
dasd asda
21 months ago
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€5
GIO PIKA
28 months ago

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€70
Anonymous
46 months ago
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€50
Peter Tinsley
48 months ago

Alida, With the greatest of respect and confidence!

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48 months ago
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Sophia Close
48 months ago

Thank you Alida, wonderful idea.

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