YOUR GENEROSITY IS DEEPLY APPRECIATED, AND IT'LL HELP IMPROVE SOMEONE'S LIVING CONDITIONS.
Today we celebrate our president and co-founder of Yalla Help: our Greek extrovert, the energetic and intense Petros Tsetris. This week marks the 2 year milestone of Petros joining the refugee crisis in Greece. He has been a rescue worker, kitchen team member, on-call emergency volunteer, and coordinator of bulk supplies for the past two years. He's used his workaholic tendencies to dedicate all his time to helping others, and has shelved his personal life in order to pursue humanitarian efforts. We thank him for all his help, and hope that he can develop some healthy eating habits and a regular sleep pattern sometime soon. ☀️#YallaHelp #RefugeesWelcome
Check out this awesome t-shirt that was created in collaboration with a Syrian refugee and a passionate calligrapher for a fundraiser earlier this week! It says "Help them today, they will help you tomorrow." The proceeds from selling this t-shirt will go towards an exciting new project that aims to empower refugees in Greece. 💪🇬🇷T-shirt modeled by our incredible volunteer Emily. Thank you for all your help!
The first day of the Refugee Fundraiser for @thebigheartuae was a fantastic success! Shout out to the incredible team of students that helped make it such a great event! 💙Head over to the Student Center in AUS for the second day of the fundraiser! On until 5pm today. 🍪☕️✨
Hello friends! This is a shout out to the fundraiser at AUS in the Student Center cafeteria which will be happening this Sunday and Monday! It's for a project with The Big Heart Foundation, and it would mean the world if you're able to come and help support it! 💙 Please help spread the word so this project could be as awesome as possible!
What help are you thankful for today? 💙Shout-out to Athens' cool street art for accompanying us during our location scouting for our latest project. This art is our personal favorite because it reminds us of our logo! #AthensStreetArt
Want to know how you can help the refugees with a small budget but have a huge impact? Sponsor a shataffeh (bathroom hose) for a family in their new home in Europe! For the NGOs and volunteers - these gentle hoses can be purchased in the bathroom section of a hardware store. Ask a store employee what other components are needed to install the hose. Help majorly improve a family's quality of life with this simple project! --
Image above is a throwback to our Christmas project. 🎅
Did you know it snows in Greece? For those looking to help donate winter clothing for refugees, please keep in mind that it's most ideal to ship them to volunteer warehouses before winter begins so the items could be distributed in time to help keep refugees warm. If you send the items during winter, they will be sorted and packaged for distribution by the time it's warm in spring. ❄️ Image is a throwback to our volunteers frolicking amongst the olive trees.
Who wants stickers?! ✨
Wishing everyone a great Friday and Happy Islamic new year from sunny Athens! The weather is gorgeous today 💙PS. We'll be announcing a new project soon, watch this space 🎊 #RefugeesWelcome
Last year, we had the pleasure to meet a very special family at a refugee camp in Greece who invited us into their tent for tea. They became one of the main families we decided to support because of their vulnerable situation. Despite all of their struggles and hardships, they are some of the strongest and most patient people we've ever known. After losing so many family members in Syria, they fled the war and arrived to Greece just as the borders to Europe closed. They've been trying to reunite with their other family members in Europe and were finally granted asylum after 17 months of waiting. Although we'd love to celebrate this news, it comes with great sadness: the family is being divided and sent to different countries, where they will be apart from each other for 2 or 3 years before they're reunited in one country. Their journey for a new life will have to continue, and we pray they will remain strong and be granted patience. 💙 #RefugeesWelcome