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Thank you so much! And: What your funds have been doing so far
Update posted by Francie Missbach On Dec 23

Dear friends and donors!

Thank you so much for your inspiring and heart-warming generosity! With your help, we were able to reach our initial crowdfunding goal within only one week! This immense amount of positive feedback is a big motivation for us, and shows not only how much support we have for the work we are doing here, but also how wonderful and caring our network is!

Here is what your funds have been doing so far (October to December 2017):

  • New light fixtures installed at Hope Cafe (replacing dangerously dilapidated ones):

  • Food donations for Love and Serve Without Boundaries: loads of tomatoes, tomato paste, and cups and plates for serving food, baby formula for infants, decorations and small toys for children for a Christmas Party we help to organise.
  • Food donations for Hope Cafe: One 10 kilo bag of potatoes, and one 10 kilo bag of onions per week:


  • 60 kilos of buckwheat husks as we start collaborating with refugees to make meditation cushions.
  • 7 partial scholarships for mindful volunteers to help in a wide range of refugee camps and organisations:

  • Leading multiple weekly mindfulness workshops for NGO staff, volunteers, and groups of children.
  • 8 Wake Up Athens Gatherings:

  • Maarten and Mercia have been researching what needs to be done to start the social enterprise “Not a Factory” - a place which employs and empowers refugees and locals. While also working on the design of the identity and t-shirts:

We hope you´re all warm and safe.
With much love from Athens,
The Greece Sangha



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