Yesterday the team cleaned and sorted a lot of toys that we’ll distribute one of the days. The spring is coming so the weather is getting warmer. The team wanted to go for a swim. We went to Karfas beach 🏝. Afterwards, we went to Limoni Taverna for a late lunch. A great taverna in Karfas.
Today the team distributed kids clothes to more than 200 kids in Vial, kids clothes to people in two locations outside Vial. The kids was so happy to get nice summer clothes donated from the German “Refugees Foundation”.
We visited the mother with the new-born twins. It turned out that she didn’t have any milk powder or food 😓 So we went and bought it for her.
I’m so happy that the Iris center team are able to react and fill the gaps when we discover them.
Thanks to all the donations from the amazing Iris center team supporters, we can do our best for our sisters and brothers on the run – EVERY DAY 🙌💗😃
Iris Center, Chios
Yesterday, Mette and Inger-Lise visited a refugee mother with newborn twins, and this is their summary:
“We have been visiting the mother with the small newborn twin boys today. The mother seemed to be quite okay after her caeserian. She was smiling, giving her boys all the attention they needed. She asked for some clothes for herself, and it is being taken care of. The boys need something for the stroller when they are to be taken out, but they are too small and tiny for what is available at this time. We have gotten some money from friends for buying what they still need, and we will do so next week.
It was a pleasure to visit her. Some pictures here, published with the mother’s blessing.”
Today we have given out 3 moses baskets, 8 baby bags and strollers to babies who lives in apartments. We also gave out nappy creams, diapers and wet wipes.
People in apartments don’t get the things they need. We know where many of the babies are living because we have a contact who is showing us.
The bags are made by Sølvi Sinkaberg and consist of different clothes for babies, outdoor dress, bag for stroller, one big blanket, one small blanket and a teddy bear.
The contents of the bags depends on how old the baby is and what we have of different things at the moment they are made. Sølvi has made 25 bags in total and we have given out almost all of them.
The bags are a mix of donations from the Norwegian group «HÅP» (HOPE) and some things that we had in our storage place.
The moses baskets are donated by Carry The Future.
Thora Lise Roppestad has bought the strollers for her donations.
We want to thank those who make this possible for us! The apartments are often cold and that is not nice for small babies…
We are so happy that we are able to give this to them!
The photos are posted with permission!