This past summer, 16 North American volunteers had a life-changing experience offering their time and talents to unaccompanied refugee minors during our summer service program.
During the month of July, our volunteers worked diligently alongside a dedicated team of professions from the Greek non-profit organization METAdrasi, which — among numerous other activities — is dedicated to supporting refugee minors who have arrived in Greece alone.
The volunteers worked in various capacities to support METAdrasi and to help bring a bit of humanity to one of the most vulnerable population groups on the planet.
As their month in Chios was coming to an end — and they had to say goodbye to the children whose lives they changed forever — this group of dynamic young decided to start a fundraiser so that they could leave something special behind for the kids.
After an outpouring of support and dozens of donations received, the volunteers raised more than $2,400.
As part of our commitment to transparency to our donors — and especially those who supported the fundraiser — we are proud to share the following update about how the funds have been allocated.
The funds have provided various critical supplies for METAdrasi’s Chios shelter. $1,065 covered the cost of a new refrigerator, storage closet and shoe racks for the children (see photos below).
METAdrasi will use the remaining funds to purchase a color printer, guitar and other important everyday supplies for the Chios shelter.
All of the aforementioned items will drastically improve the conditions within the shelter — as well as the lives of the children living therein.