Distributing Baby Carriers to Refugees Arriving in Athens

For: Charlotte Kaufman
San Diego, CA
Organizer: Charlotte Kaufman
$1,150
of $1,050 goal.
Raised by 32 donors
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The Story

In February (8-17th) I will be in Greece, volunteering with Carry The Future, a wonderful organization that distributes baby carriers to refugees arriving at the port of Athens. These refugee families have many, many miles to walk, through multiple countries, until they can reach a stopping point and a safe refuge. 

Parents, grandparents, even older brothers and sisters, carry their babies and young children in their arms for this journey. Carry the Future helps lighten their load by giving them a tool to keep their babies safe and close, while letting them be hands free while they walk.

I need your help covering the cost of my airfare.  By donating to my campaign, you will be helping me to help these these families. All funds will be used to pay for airfare and travel. 

Please know I am not asking for your help to send me on a vacation to Greece. I will be working 8-10 hours each day, on my feet, in any weather, to meet the refugees as they arrive and to fit them with a baby carrier should they need one. Any donation is sincerely appreciated. 

I will be blogging about my experience at www.TheRebelHeart.com and posting update photos on my personal Facebook. Please feel free to friend or follow me to receive live updates: https://www.facebook.com/redcharlotte

To find out more about the work of Carry the Future, or to donate directly to them, please visit: www.CarryTheFuture.org

These recent news articles tell you more about their mission and what they've accomplished so far.

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/Change-Agent/2015/1008/How-one-American-found-a-way-to-help-Syrian-refugees-baby-carriers

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/people-donate-hundreds-of-baby-carriers-to-refugees-carrying-children-to-europe-in-their-arms-a6686406.html

http://mashable.com/2015/11/25/refugees-baby-carriers/#bgDOoo76r8q3

http://www.upworthy.com/a-california-mom-saw-syrian-refugees-struggling-to-carry-their-babies-so-she-did-something

http://www.pappaspost.com/an-american-mother-starts-a-movement-cristal-munoz-logothetis-gathers-thousands-of-baby-carriers-for-refugee-moms-in-greece/

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