We fund the most urgent needs of our trusted volunteer partners to get critical grassroots aid to men, women and children in Europe. Your donations feed the hungry, warm the cold, shelter the homeless, and much much more.
Keeping it legal, chios
We funded monthly rental of basic office space for the volunteer lawyers of Emergency Legal Aid - Chios so they can protect legal rights and fight injustices. This is important because European asylum processes are complicated and language barriers can mean refugees are unfairly processed and left feeling otherwise helpless.
dignity and choice, greece
We funded tinned meats, fresh fruit and vegetables, and other items, to stock the shelves of volunteer-run free supermarkets. Such mini markets are points-based giving refugees both nutrition and dignity through choice. When choice and freedoms are taken away, it impacts very badly on mental health and well being.
feed the homeless, calais
“Big Thanks to Donate4Refugees for the £1,000 grant which was promptly spent on vegetables used to make nourishing, delicious meals a few days later." - Cecelia, Volunteer
Hundreds of refugees are homeless across Calais and Dunkirk and, with no official humanitarian help, RCK provide hot meals to feed refugees twice every day.
now i get it, greece
We funded a Micro SD Card trial for sharing translated asylum information. Accessing the translations are critical to refugees because information’s only officially provided in Greek - and, e.g. γεια σαςe is ‘hello’. However, refugees were struggling with both credit and signal online so an alternative was urgently needed.
training & Skills, athens
We funded paint, tools and equipment to support the opening of the ANKAA Centre in Athens. Here, refugees with status in Greece can overcome some challenges finding paid work by attending skills programs with pathways to education and employment working closely with the local community.
gift of sight, ioannina
We funded eye tests by Greek opticians, and prescriptions and glasses as needed, for refugee children and adults. This was the only programme in Greece helping people to see again and was so important to those it helped who had lost or broken their glasses on their long and treacherous journeys.
Keeping it legal, lesvos
We funded running costs (like printing, refugee travel and court fees), to support the volunteer lawyers of the Legal Centre Lesvos so they can continue protecting legal rights and fighting injustices. This is important because European asylum processes are complicated and language barriers can mean refugees are unfairly processed and left feeling otherwise helpless.
a hot meal, Athens
We funded over 550 hot food vouchers, at €3 each, for destitute and homeless refugees in Athens who could then enjoy a plate of fresh, hot biriyani from a friendly local restaurant. Many such refugees can find themselves without food, especially hot food, for days at a time.
feeding the mind, Chios
We funded these reconditioned laptops for a men’s centre on Chios so that refugees, whose minds are hungry for learning, can do online courses and learn languages. Many refugees are young, and at a time in their lives when they’d ordinarily be in school or college. So camp living conditions, together with inactivity of mind and body, is damaging mental health.
let there be bread, athens
We’ve funded a lot of Arabic flatbread! It’s the staple food for many refugees as it’s familiar from home, fills empty stomachs, is tasty and goes with everything. In Athens it’s cheaper than rural villages and we pay just €5 for 3 bags of bread.
Healthy new mums, veria camp
We funded nutritious, healthy, energy-giving food for new mums. Can you imagine returning to a refugee camp after a caesarean birth and nursing your new baby? As if that’s not daunting enough, official camp food is provided by the army and lacks all basic nutrients. Supplementing a new mum’s diet is a must. A healthy mum, a healthy baby.