Donating money

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.

1. Transfer into our bank account

IBAN: ES36 2100 8133 1601 0029 1008

SWIFT code: CAIXESBBXXX

For additional bank details, please click HERE.

 

2. Donate through gofundme

Please consider transferring to our bank account if this is possible, because gofundme takes a 9% commission on your donation!


Donating Goods

Please take a look at our list of needed items. If you have any queries, feel free to email admin@samosvolunteers.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

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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 admin@samosvolunteers.org 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.