🍌 At Iris Center, lately, we have distributed alot of bananas due to the recent increase in new boat arrivals into Chios.
🍌 At Iris Center we offer healthy fruits and other nutritional snacks to the children (in a food bag including also orange juice) as they wait for their parents to collect hygiene packs and clothes donations.
🍌 If you would like to help us feed hungry mouths with more nutritious fruits please consider a donation. The paypal.me donations to Iris Center is administered by Hannah Parr (causing her name to show up as the receiver).
🍌 100% of the cash donations go directly to the cause.
🍌 Please remember that when fruits and other foods and hygiene products are bought locally, it also means that we can support the local community in Chios.
🍌Thank you for your support!
💙 There will be 434 children and parents coming to Iris Center this week! This is more weekly visitors than usual, but there have been many boats arriving in Chios lately so the amazing team wants to try and do everything they can to see the usual visitors and the new arrivals.
💙 Every Saturday morning, Iris volunteers go to the Vial camp to register visitors for the next week. They try their best to find and make sure the new arrival families have an appointment. It’s very urgent for them to come to Iris Center as soon as possible because it’s the fastest way for them to get the hygiene items and clothes they need right away. Vial camp has a small warehouse and does some distributions but they don’t give all the items we do and usually cannot get the items to the families as fast as we can because they have to follow more restrictions than we do.
💙 It’s equally important that the families come to escape the harsh conditions of the camp as soon as possible so that they can see some of the people around who care about them and want to help them before they could start to lose hope. It’s the beginning of growing relationship that Janne and the different volunteers at Iris will have with the families as long as they are stuck in Chios.