Who are we?
We are a young group of people from different social backgrounds and countries based in Lebanon and wishing to help the civil society.
This year we are collaborating with both LOST and Arcenciel to support Lebanese families no matter their religious background, across 3 different regions in Lebanon : Akkar, Bekaa, Beyrouth. We want to reach a high number of people and spread the distribution wide.
Our objective this year is to provide financial and material support to as many LEBANESE families as we can; keeping in mind that our goal is to help at least 100 families. Of course, if donations exceed, we will extend to more areas and families.
Our first action took place last year after Kishanth, one of our group members was able to collect over $1,200.00 to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon through a crowdfunding campaign. Back then, we coordinated with LOST to facilitate the distribution of the funds. We were able to help the 72 families living in a camp in Yamouneh after a winter fire burned out a part of it; by providing each family with first need kits including food, blankets and toys.
After the success of last year’s spontaneous initiative, we decided to create #GivingDecember to solidify our actions and facilitate people’s donations.
No more excuses not to donate !
How can you help?
- Donate Money: to provide heating solutions such as heaters, gas, blankets ; and to support a program providing daily hot meals to 500 underprivileged families, as well as medication and education expenses (school fees)
In order to make sure that no one fails to help because of lack of finances during these hard times, here is a list of the different ways you can support our mission:
- Donate food: (non-perishable essentials and basics) rice, olive oil, lentils, tin cans, flour…
- Donate clothing: (can be used clothing but in good condition) coats, pullovers, socks, hats, underwear…
- Donate toys (functioning but not necessarily new)
- Donate Hygiene items: soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sanitary pads, diapers
NB: Please make sure that the items that you are donating are clean because we won’t be able to wash anything before the distribution. Also, please make sure that all your food donations don’t include perishable goods.
- People living outside Lebanon, can donate money under the link below by clicking on the Check out with Paypal button and subsequently click the option to pay by debit/credit card if you don't have any Paypal account.
- People living in Lebanon wishing to donate money, can do it directly with us by contacting us on the contact details below.
- As for material goods, please drop them off at the following address, Monday to Saturday from 9 to 4 pm:
Discovery Beyond Borders – ABBOUD Group Ground Floor
Theater Georges V street
Adonis - Zouk Mosbeh
For any assistance please contact us:
Pia Abboud: +961 3126 977
Alia Ben Mansour: +961 81 228 473
Track us on Instagram: @givingdecember.961