Keep Steki Plugged In

For: Social Centre - Migrants' Place in Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece
Organizer: Social Centre - Migrants' Place in Thessaloniki
Keep Steki Plugged In (Social Centre - Migrants' Place in Thessaloniki)
€2,788
of €80,000 goal.
Raised by 44 donors
3% Complete

The Story

In the last few months the Antiracist Initiative of Thessaloniki and the Social Center / Migrants’ Place in Thessaloniki – or just “Steki”, from the Greek word for “a place to hangout” – have been threatened with closure due to a long overdue debt.

It is a debt of 85.000€ to the Public Power Corporation (PPC, or DEI in Greek) and of 5.000€ to the Municipality of Thessaloniki owed by the now defunct Refugee Shelter. The Antiracist Initiative and Steki have been bearing the burden of this debt for 6 years now since the only Refugee Shelter in the city of Thessaloniki was threatened with closure. At that time, we offered our own legal name as the bearer of the electricity costs of the Shelter. That was the only immediately available solution to keep the shelter operational and prevent refugees hosted there from becoming homeless.

At http://keepstekipluggedin.com/we describe the key-points of that hard but interesting solidarity effort to organise a Refugee Shelter, as well as how we propose to deal with this outrageous debt.

Read the whole story and our full press release here

Please share our campaign through facebook, email, by talking to your friends, groups and communities and in any other way you like.

We will owe you one!

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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 11, 2017

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Posted on July 11, 2017

From the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean and from San Marino of Italy to Fisterra of Spain, the edge of the ancient world, cycling along the Portuguese coast and following the spiritual path from Camino de Santiago to San Sebastian, we travel a total of 5000 kilometers – a cycling exploration of places and people.

Our 5th cycling adventure is dedicated to the campaign for the repayment of the debt that burdens the people of the Social Center / Migrant’s Place of Thessaloniki (or just “Steki”, from the Greek word for “a place to hangout”), a debt owed to the Public Power Corporation of Greece and the Municipality of Thessaloniki. 

6 years ago, when the only Refugee Shelter in the city of Thessaloniki was threatened with closure, the Antiracist Initiative of Thessaloniki and the people of Steki put forth the legal name of their organization as the bearer of the electricity costs in order for the Shelter to remain open and the families living there to stay safe and not become homeless. 

Read more about the campaign and how you can support it here: www.keepstekipluggedin.com

Christos Georgiadis

For a fifth year, fellow traveler Costa Terzo, travelling a similar route, will “cycle the path of veganism without borders”.

Follow the adventure on their facebook page: Cycling into

We will post updates here as well!

Posted on June 17, 2017

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Posted on June 17, 2017

From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank all the people that have contributed to our campaign up to now! Your support is overwhelming!

We hope to see you all in the upcoming Antiracist Festival of Thessaloniki which, as every year, will be full of interesting political and cultural events.

You can learn the full program more here. See the facebook event here

#KeepStekiPluggedIn 

Posted on May 19, 2017

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Posted on May 19, 2017

In about 2 weeks time we managed to collect a small but incredibly significant - every each donation matters for the future of Steki - amount of money. We would like to thank all of our supporters so far and do encourage people to support us, mostly by spreading the word around. The more we are the smallest the burden we will have to bear in order to #KeepStekiPluggedIn

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