Our work is carried out entirely by private donations, which go exclusively towards enabling us to support the refugees here in Samos.
With funding, we are able to purchase educational equipment for teachers and students (e.g. stationery, notebooks, textbooks, etc.), supplies for recreational activities and workshops (e.g. art equipment, footballs, snacks and tea for activities, knitting and sewing material for the women’s group), and equipment for DIY projects and building work.
Whenever possible, we purchase vital items locally to avoid extensive delivery costs and contribute to the island’s economy.
Please take a look at our list of needed items. If you have any queries, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Click here >>> URGENTLY NEEDED ITEMS
Shipping address for donations
Bogdan Andrei (Samos Volunteers Coordinator) Tel. +306989832443
Movement for the Human Rights – Solidarity for Refugees
Samos Public Garden, P.C. 83100, Samos, GREECE
Tips on shipping donations...
Always write the name and phone number together with the address.
On the customs form, write ‘for humanitarian aid’ and ‘secondhand goods’
Consider coordinating a shipment of donations with others in Europe. You can do this by checking out the Facebook group – Aid Containers for Greece and Europe – Coordination.
Bringing donations with you to Samos
Some international airlines will allow you to check-in one piece of luggage containing donated goods above the usual luggage limit, for no extra fee. But always check with them in advance. We have, however, prepared a document which you can send an airline requesting extra charity luggage allowance. Please email email@example.com to request this, and we can personalise it to your flight and airline.
Domestic airlines in Greece usually will charge you for taking extra luggage. As an alternative to flying, you could take the ferry service from Athens to Samos, enabling you to take as much extra luggage as you like. Here is the link to the ferry service.