No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark. You only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well.
— Warsan Shire

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT 1: Filling the Gap
FRANCE, GREECE, JORDAN, SERBIA

Without Lifting Hands International, many refugees wouldn't have toilet paper. Nearly blind refugee kids would have to wait until 5 months to see an eye doctor. Homeless refugee children in Athens would eat maybe once a day. 1,500 less people would have a new pair of shoes. Entire camps would go without food, due to lack of funding. Other European organizations have shipping containers of aid but can't afford to send them. The list goes on and on. 

Grassroots organizations like LHI are able to get to know refugees on a personal level and thus meet personalized needs. We cannot stress enough how much need there is compared to the response. With generous donations, we can go in and buy bread for homeless refugees. We can hire an eye doctor for a day to treat the worst cases and then purchase glasses right away. We can make sure that certain camps get fresh vegetables to supplement their meager military food diet. We can make sure that mothers have access to diapers and women have access to sanitary pads. 

Money is the only way to fill these gaps. DONATE NOW


INTERNATIONAL PROJECT 2: YAZIDI REFUGEE CAMP
SERRES, GREECE

FROM SINJAR TO SERRES: Tucked away at the base of the Vrontous mountain range in Northern Greece lies a charming city called Serres that 500+ Yazidis now call home, albeit temporarily. But instead of villas, they live in refugee shelters. Instead of souvlaki and tzatziki, they eat dry bread and military food. Instead of going to school and work, they wait and wait for news about where they'll go next. Since barely escaping the August 2014 attack on their homeland by ISIS, these 90+ beautiful families have been living in camp after camp. First in Iraq, then Turkey, and finally Greece. Even though they are relatively safe now, the camp is rough to live in. LHI provides basic necessities, such as food and hygiene, as well as women's services. They need your help.   


WOMEN'S CENTER

AID DISTRIBUTION

One of our volunteers massages the hands of one of the most loving and sweet ladies in our camp. this woman is skilled in agriculture and plant life. 

One of our volunteers massages the hands of one of the most loving and sweet ladies in our camp. this woman is skilled in agriculture and plant life. 

this is the load of vegetables we buy twice a week for our residents. it supplements the bare military food diet. it also allows them to cook and be self-sufficient in an environment where they have very little control. 

this is the load of vegetables we buy twice a week for our residents. it supplements the bare military food diet. it also allows them to cook and be self-sufficient in an environment where they have very little control. 

LHI facilitates a safe space for women to come together in order to form healing connections and restorative friendships in a welcoming atmosphere of security and dignity. We collaborate together with the residents to develop community, to restore trust, and to show them the world has not forgotten them. With the collaboration of camp residents we have developed a program which include language lessons, beauty nights, workshops, movie nights, fitness, trauma-informed yoga, and time for socializing in privacy. 

Our team stores aid at the warehouse located three kilometers from the camp in order to meet the changing needs of the camp residents. We purchase and distribute weekly and monthly hygiene packs for the camp residents. The weekly packs include one bar of soap person, shampoo, laundry soap, and dish soap.

We bring fresh produce twice a week to supplement the camp’s nutritional needs.We also distribute weekly food packs including tea, rice, sugar, and flour. All purchases possible due to individual donations from donors, near and far! We don't get any grants for any of these expenses! It's all you!