Refugees in Lesvos Greece

$4,655 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 35 people in 41 months
Dearest Friends,

As many of you know, I traveled to Lesvos, Greece for a month, spending time on the island receiving refugees and supporting them along their journey to safety. 

I was stationed at Moria where we received thousands of refugees and aided them on their journey.  We were able to raise $5k, which helped provide clothing, shoes, and other essentials to all those traveling through the camps.

In an effort to continue our support for their cause, we have started a clothing drive here in the US called #threadsforhumanity and are continuing to raise money on this same campaign. 

Along with physical clothing donations, please help me raise funds for storage, additional supplies transportation,  labor and eventual shipments of these donations. 

Having worked in the fashion + entertainment industries for over a decade now, I've constantly been surrounded by excess + fantasy. And although there are pockets of beauty in that lifestyle, we often lose sight of the fact that we, just as our displaced brothers and sisters, all make up this stream of humanity. I choose this moment to encourage all of us to offer a piece of the excess that surrounds us.
Not all of us have the time or opportunity to be on the ground in Lesvos, but we can all take this walk together with good vibes / prayer / intention. 

Thank you so much for your support, donation and sharing this cause.  

With love and light,
Sylvia xx

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1. Who you are
Sylvia, a third culture 30yr old living in NYC. Working in Fashion + Entertainment industries, now going to volunteer in Greece.  

2. Where you're from
Middle East

3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for
I am Middle Eastern and grew up in the region. (and human with a heavy heart) 

4. How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible)
Storage for clothing and other donations
promotional services for the mission
transportation labor and pick up of donations 
eventual shipment of donations to respective destinations
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Hi loves, we're collecting donations to organize and ship all clothing contributions from NY to Greece late next month. Please take a minute to visit our gofundme campaign and donate to our cause. Everything counts. Let me know if you have any questions. #threadsforhumanity

All my love
Syl x
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Thank you all so much for your support. I am now back in New York and in the effort to remotely serve this cause, we'll be accepting donations towards our clothing drive here in New York. Thank you friends for continuing to support our cause. Please contact me directly for further instruction if you'd like to donate new and/or gently used items.

My love
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My loves, thank you so much for your continued support and loving vibes. We've built a wonderful team here at at the camp and have successfully started a few projects on site including a tea station, a clothing distribution center, and the team is working on securing additional food distribution by working with locals on the island. Its been a humbling and rewarding experience, and we're so thankful for your continued support xxx
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Wow, the receipt of this overwhelming support and love has been beautiful. Thank you all so much for your donations and encouragement.

If you are looking to help in other ways, please reach out to me for any winter clothing donations you'd wish to make.

Many blessings,
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$4,655 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 35 people in 41 months
Created November 6, 2015
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love you, babe! do good work!!

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