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Shoes for Syria

Organized by: Chas Morgan

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EVENT DATE Apr 23, 2016

THE STORY:

Shoes for Syria is a campaign to send gently worn shoes to newly arrived refugees in Greece. Everyday thousands of refugees, the majority of them fleeing war-torn Syria, are arriving on Europe’s shores in hopes of finding a safe haven throughout Europe. Volunteers from around the world are greeting them with water, food, and blankets, but the refugees’ journey has just begun. Many are arriving in Greece but are forced to settle in other parts of Europe. To reach these safe havens refugees must walk hundreds of miles in footwear inadequate for the magnitude of their journey.

We have formed a relationship with the Starfish Foundation, a relief agency currently on the Greek island of Lesbos, to send shoes for incoming refugees. For these shoes to reach the refugees we are asking for donations to help cover the shipping costs. As able global citizens we have a social responsibility to help each other in times of need. We cannot look away at this crisis because it is not inherently affecting our individual lives. Let’s imagine ourselves in their shoes while actually putting them in your shoes. 

Questions: cm097812@ohio.edu 

To donate your gently used walking/ gym shoes please send to:

Chas Morgan

22 South Congress Street

Athens, Ohio 45701

All proceeds will go to UPS  shipping costs. Shoes and additional funds will benefit Starfish Foundation: 

https://www.facebook.com/HelpForRefugeesInMolyvos/?fref=nf

$495

 

116% Raised of $425 Goal

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  • Graham Fowler

     

  • Cathy & Brian Fowler

     

  • Hannah

     

  • Pickles

    $10

  • Jimmy Gould

    $10

  • Marge Garcia

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Clark/Scovanner

    $25

  • Moira Morgan

     

  • Stephanie Charles & Martin Charles

     

  • Willard & Betsy Sunderland

    $50

  • Karen Nimmo

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lori Moser

     

  • The Jones Family

    $20

  • Brian and Donna Keating

    $50

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Organized by

Chas Morgan

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Brian and Donna Keating

Brian and Donna Keating

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Jones Family

The Jones Family

DONATION: $20

This is a wonderful effort Chas! 2 years ago

Lori Moser

Lori Moser

Way to go Chas! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Karen Nimmo

Karen Nimmo

So great that you care enough to take action! 2 years ago

Willard & Betsy Sunderland

Willard & Betsy Sunderland

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Stephanie Charles & Martin Charles

Stephanie Charles & Martin Charles

Thank you Chas for the humanitarian effort! 2 years ago

Moira Morgan

Moira Morgan

2 years ago

Clark/Scovanner

Clark/Scovanner

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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