Lifting Hands International is a 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:

The LHI Library, housed in one of the three structures at our center in Serres, Greece.  Photo by David Lohmueller

The LHI Library, housed in one of the three structures at our center in Serres, Greece.
Photo by David Lohmueller

LHI Refugee Center
Serres, Greece

Our full-time volunteer team provides vital services and activities for a camp of 1000+ Yazidi refugees in Northern Greece, such as trauma-informed dance and yoga, English and German classes, recreational activities, weekly fresh produce and hygiene distribution, and seasonal clothing distribution.

GATHER FOR GOATS
JORDAN

We distribute milk goats to Syrian families. The goats provide:

  • Daily milk and milk products

  • Sustainable source of nutrition

  • Offspring (this breed mostly produces twins)

humanitarian shipping
based in UTAH

LHI collects, sorts, and packs essential items into boxes, and our partner, HHRD, ships and distributes the aid to refugees around the world. Destination for our humanitarian aid supplies include Jordan, Lebanon, Somalia, and Bangladesh. 

Photo by Mike Walton, al-Mafraq Jordan

Photo by Mike Walton, al-Mafraq Jordan

LHI volunteers prepare aid supplies for shipping, Utah

LHI volunteers prepare aid supplies for shipping, Utah


Past programs:

SOLAR LIGHTS FOR YAZIDIS
NORTHERN IRAQ

Thousands of refugees are living in camps without electricity. Solar lights are essential for safety and allows for activity after the sun has gone down. In 2018, we personally distributed 3,000 solar lights to Yazidi refugees in Kurdistan (northern Iraq).

Photo by David Lohmueller, Northern Iraq

Photo by David Lohmueller, Northern Iraq


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