Every year, the winter makes the precarious living conditions in the Lesbos refugee camps almost unbearable. We want to send goods donated to warm the residents of these camps.
Our campaign, collecting donations from November 15 until January 15, has collected an even greater volume of goods than expected, which, coupled with transport costs due to the difficulty and risks of the route to Lesbos, led us to this second fundraising campaign, since we need a small increase in funding for transportation.
What if it were possible, with a simple gesture, to help those who fled the war, lost everything, and are now stuck in a refugee camp in Greece preparing to face a harsh and sad winter? And what if we could paint this winter with a little joy and hope?
Together let's erase the "ifs", let's make dreams come true, and give hope and a little coziness. Adults and children of flesh and blood, with dreams, but also afraid and cold, and whose circumstances forced them to flee their homes and their countries.
During two months, between November 15, 2017 and January 15, 2018, Refugees Welcome Porto organizes the Agasalha program: a collection of necessary goods, mainly for winter, to send to the refugee camps of the island of Lesbos, Greece. We organized several collection points in Greater Porto to gather clothing, footwear, tea, coffee, diapers, toiletries and other necessities. Through this fundraising, we intend to pay for the transportation of the collected goods, which will be sent in January.
We estimate that we can send at least 2,000 kg through a partnership with a transport company to be distributed by our partner Humanitarian Support Agency in the fields of Kara Tepe, Moria, Pikpa, and First Landing on the island of Lesbos, in Greece. The more we can raise, the more goods we can send.