Lifting Hands International is a grassroots humanitarian nonprofit movement dedicated to providing clear and meaningful ways for you, your family, and your community to help refugees, both home and abroad.

Our programs:

Based in Greece

We have a full-time volunteer team providing vital services and trauma-informed activities for women at a camp of 500 Iraqi Yazidis in Northern Greece.

We also fill significant emergency gaps of need all over Greece in official camps and unofficial "squats" alike. 

community involvement
Based in phoenix, az


We work hand-in-hand with 3 Federal refugee resettlement agencies in Phoenix to support refugees being resettled in the Phoenix area. 

Our volunteer teams collect household goods for incoming refugee families and set up their apartments, provide meals, etc. Learn more here. 

Based in UTAH

We collaborate with the amazing nonprofit Helping Hands for Relief and Development to send aid to camps in Jordan and Lebanon. 

LHI collects, sorts, and packs essential items into boxes, and then HHRD ships and distributes the aid to refugees. We visited HHRD in Jordan in March 2017. They're incredible. 

Refugees didn’t just escape a place. They had to escape a thousand memories until they’d put enough time and distance between them and their misery to wake to a better day.
— Nadia Hashimi, When the Moon is Low