A detailed breakdown of our achievements can be found on our website: ctanchor.org
At the moment, the Anchor team is back in Greece! We have multiple intiatives that will not come to fruition without your support. Here is a few of them:
1. Ramadan campaign:
We want to provide 1250-1500 individuals in 500 families with weekly food baskets throughout the month of Ramadan. We will be purchasing chickpeas, rice, beans, salt, tomatoes, dates, oil, etc and delivering them to refugees who live in squads and receive no government assistance. These individuals rely purely on donations to eat!
For only $10.12, you can sponsor the meals of a refugee for an entire month! You can also choose to sponsor multiple refugees (i.e. 5 for $50.60). We will be allocating funds to other campaigns, if the Ramadan Campaign no longer needs donations.
2. Upcycle&Uplift campaign
We are selling hand-stitched canvas bags made by the residents of Oinofyta Refugee camp! We are excited to lauch this new initiative that will not only allow us to upcycle the canvas that was used for the tents they were housed in, but also returns autonomy to the refugees. (Refer to the Facebook post for pictures and prices of the bags!)
3. Malakasas Warehouse Restoration and Reorganization
We are repainting and refinishing the warehouse of donations in Malakasas. We will be taking donated clothing out of scattered, disorganized boxes and arranging them in a boutique style. It is dehumanizing and humilitating for residents of Malakasas to shuffle through boxes to find clothing, thus rearranging the clothing will help reduce their sense of dependency .
4. Food Distribution
The Greek army will no longer provide food to the residents of the three camps that we visited. We will be distributing vegtables and meat to the refugees, while we are on the ground and after we leave.
When we leave Greece, we will continue assisting resettled families in the Connecticut area. Families are arriving to Connecticut at an almost weekly basis. A strong support system for retrieving and accomodating families is currently in place, but is in constant need of financial support.
Anchor serves as a "one stop shop." We provide voluntary agencies with appropriate housing, jobs, education, healthcare, and whatever else is needed for families to thrive here in Connecticut.
Your donation will be used to assist families with:
3. ESL courses
4. Appropriate healthcare and education
5. Whatever else is needed
Thank you for your support! If you wish to be involved in our network of individuals who can provide the aforementioned needs, please contact us at [email redacted].
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