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Our Vision

•  Help refugees arriving to Greece, particularly onto the shores   of the Greek island of Lesvos, feel that they are safe and offered a respectful welcome.

•  Advance creative approaches to assist the residents of Greece, especially the Greek island communities, as they compassionately address this refugee crisis amidst their own current economic challenges.

Our Mission

•  Provide needed goods for refugees arriving to Greece, particularly onto the shores of the Greek island of Lesvos, concentrating mostly in the area of Molyvos and Skala Sykaminea.

•  Make the challenge lighter for those helping during this time of humanitarian crisis.

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     Image credit: Petros Zamakis

What is the Lesvos Refugee Project?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The recent EU-Turkey agreements have made significant changes in the refugee crisis situation. The situation is uncertain, the ramifications of the new agreement yet to be determined. However, as of April 2, 2016, refugee boats are still arriving to the islands. The Lesvos Refugee Project continues with it’s mission statement.

The Lesvos Refugee Project was created in August 2015 when the need for informal willing volunteers and support groups formed long before NGO’s, and the world-at-large, made a viable relief plan.

Since that time, with generous donations, the LRP has worked with volunteer teams on Lesvos providing emergency supplies to keep refugees alive and safe upon their arrival and while they remain on the island.

100% of donations have applied towards this effort. The Lesvos Refugee Project is a focus of ArtLife Society, a recognized 501.c3 charitable organization based in Iowa, USA. All donations are tax deductible.

Supplies are purchased in Greece, thereby stimulating the Greek economy, and sent directly to humanitarian efforts on the northern coast, between Molyvos and Skala Skyminea. By keeping routine communication with known contacts on the island, accurate supply needs can be assessed, ordered and dispersed quickly.

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Refugee Camps currently existing in Greece, 3-26-16. Click on image to view full-size.

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Proactiva Open Arms Lifeguards bringing lives to safety daily. ‚Äč
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What would it take to be compelled to bring your family on a treacherous journey?

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