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Love Creates Possiblity: Help Refugees in Greece

Organized by: Alanna Gillis

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How Your Donations Were Used
March 07, 2017

Me again! As promised an accouting of how your generous donations were used.  Let's start with: Thank you thank you thank you!! You guys rock See More

THE STORY:

I am raising funds to go to Greece in January 2017 to support relief efforts and volunteer in response to the refugee crisis.

The Catalyst

I was moved by a dinner conversation with two acquaintances who had just returned from volunteering in Lesvos. Their pictures, their stories, their passion - inspired me to act.

Why I Chose Greece

Over 1 million people in search of sanctuary have passed through Greece since 2015. Today there are tens of thousands of refugees stranded in Greece as a result of the EU-Turkey Agreement. The majority, women and children, are trapped in temporary camps many of which do not meet humanitarian standards. People are waiting in long lines for food, water and showers. Children go without schooling. Many are suffering emotional distress with no hope for change in sight.

Please Help

Here's how you can support this quest:

1. Donate. Small amounts add up to a greater whole when many people come together for a cause.

2. Share. Send the campaign link to family, friends and colleagues. Share on Facebook. Ask people you know to consider making a contribution and follow the campaign.  

3. Love. Words of encouragement and love are welcomed and appreciated! (I am so nervous! A month, on my own, in Greece, in a refugee camp?!)

4. Join. Ohhh funnn!!! Anyone want to join me?! 

This is a chance for us to be the change we wish to see in the world. While this is my quest, it takes a collective effort to create a greater impact. 

Donations will go towards:

  • the majority will go directly to (or towards the purchase of supplies requested by) the NGO/refugee camp I end up at
  • accommodations (low-budget!)
  • meals for the month 
  • health insurance/travel insurance coverage for the trip
  • taxis and/or airport transfers

I will keep an accounting of expenses for the trip as I have the details. If I purchase supplies for the camp or NGO, funds will be spent locally to the extent possible.

When You Give You Receive

Here's what you'll get: 

  • the feeling you're involved in making a positive difference in the world
  • transparent reporting about how your donations are used
  • regular updates about my progress 
  • photos and blog posts capturing the journey - send your email address to alanna [at] alanna gillis [dot] com for more details
  • my heartfelt gratitude and love (even if you can't spare a dime)!

I feel crazy (in moments) for doing this alone. But, it feels crazier doing nothing...standing by. So, I hope you'll support me in my special kind of crazy and stand for love with me.

$3,860

 

77% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Azalea Moen

    $100

  • Kim & Jacob

    $50

  • Shari Lewison

    $50

  • Sir Jonathan

    $100

  • Pam Kowalski

    $100

  • Tiffany Melius

    $50

  • Scott Orth

    $50

  • Karen Murrell

    $100

  • Pierre Legault

    $100

  • Su Chern Teo

    $100

  • Lisa Hunefeld

    $100

  • Karen Kimsey-House

    $100

  • Ellen Carlson

    $100

  • Kim Moriyama

    $50

  • Tracy Hougum

    $100

  • Laura de Haas

    $100

  • Kim Mortson

    $100

  • Gretel

    $50

  • Linda

     

  • Robin Campbell

     

  • Jill Korstrom

    $100

  • Diana Haynes

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Michelle Robindell

    $50

  • Azalea

    $90

  • Dany Nassif

     

  • Chris and Jennifer

    $50

  • Liisa O'Hara and Scott Brown

    $100

  • Cindy Stewart

    $50

  • Ursula Simpson

    $100

  • Christine and Tom

    $1,000

  • Kate & Ken

    $50

  • Nigel Hartley

    $120

  • Family Kidman

    $50

  • Alan Oishi

    $150

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Donor Comments

Alan Oishi

Alan Oishi

DONATION: $150

9 months ago

Family Kidman

Family Kidman

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Nigel Hartley

Nigel Hartley

DONATION: $120

10 months ago

Kate & Ken

Kate & Ken

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Christine and Tom

Christine and Tom

DONATION: $1,000

10 months ago

Ursula Simpson

Ursula Simpson

DONATION: $100

Glad you are taking on this opportunity to make a difference. 10 months ago

Cindy Stewart

Cindy Stewart

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Liisa O'Hara and Scott Brown

Liisa O'Hara and Scott Brown

DONATION: $100

We are so proud of you Alanna, we need more Alannas in this world!!! 10 months ago

Chris and Jennifer

Chris and Jennifer

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Dany Nassif

Dany Nassif

This Wild Turkey is changing its world ! Go Alanna! You rock and I have so much respect for YOU! 10 months ago

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