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 450 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 Shami goats to Syrian families. The goats provide:

  • Daily milk and milk products
  • Sustainable source of nutrition
  • Offspring (this breed mostly produces twins)
   Photo by Mike Walton, al-Mafraq Jordan

 Photo by Mike Walton, al-Mafraq Jordan

  Photo by Shannon Ashton, Kutupalong Camp Bangladesh

Photo by Shannon Ashton, Kutupalong Camp Bangladesh

ROHINGYA REFUGEE AID
BANGLADESH

We've partnered with Human Relief Foundation to fund Neezo's Kitchen, a project that provides 1,200 hot meals for Rohingya children per day. 

 

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. 

  Photo by David Lohmueller, Northern Iraq

Photo by David Lohmueller, Northern Iraq

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. 

 LHI volunteers prepare aid supplies for shipping, Utah

LHI volunteers prepare aid supplies for shipping, Utah

Resettlement support
Based in phoenix, az

We partner with local nonprofit Gathering Humanity to welcome and support incoming refugee families. We work hand-in-hand with the four AZ resettlement agencies to:

  • Completely furnish apartments
  • Provide 2 weeks groceries
  • Provide first hot meal

This saves precious funds for refugee families who are just getting on their feet and trying to find work when they first arrive in the country.

 LHI volunteers posing with a recently-arrived refugee family who they've helped welcome to the country, Arizona

LHI volunteers posing with a recently-arrived refugee family who they've helped welcome to the country, Arizona


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