The Khora Community Centre aims to facilitate shared ownership and active involvement by those who use the space and the local community, to create a place where people from a diverse set of backgrounds, cultures and languages can learn, work, create, socialise and relax.
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Account name: Khora Community Centre / ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΟ ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΧΩΡΑ
IBAN: GR32 0172 0790 0050 7909 1525 571
Socks (especially for children)
Shoes (not high heels)
Men’s T-shirts (sizes S & M)
Men’s Trousers (S)
Women’s slim fit jeans
Bags (backpacks / sports bags etc)
Any Commercial Kitchen Equipment
Medium Sized Pans
Industrial Food Processor
Plastic (Reusable) Cups
Plastic Food Storage Containers
Washing Up Liquid / Dish Soap
Dried Beans: Chickpeas, Lentils, Fava Beans
Grains: Basmati Rice, Oats, Couscous, Bulgur
Oil: Olive and Sunflower
Seasonings (Cumin, Cumin Seeds, Coriander, Coriander Seeds, Black Pepper, Turmeric, Garam Marsala, Fennel Seeds, Mustard Seeds, Paprika, Lemon Salt, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Curry Powder, Chilli Powder, Dried Mint)
Nuts: Almonds, Walnuts
Dried Fruit: Dates, Raisins, Apricots, etc.
Healthy Snacks for Children e.g sesame bars, dried fruit, nuts, cereal bars without lots of sugar in, crackers etc
We accept money from various sources and none of the groups that donate to us impose criteria on how we run the project. The funding we take enables us to offer a wide selection of services whilst still maintaining our autonomy.
We have received funding from the following groups (plus many many individual donations):
Dentists 4 Refugees previously used our dental clinic.
Giving For A Better Future, a Swiss charity.
Help Refugees, a UK charity who support over 70 grassroots projects around Greece. They rely on private donations, using their connections to the music industry to raise funds.
Kairos Stiftung, a small Swiss foundation.
Lush Cosmetics have regularly donated products to distribute through our Free Shop.
Peace Club Zurich who organised a weekend of club nights, donating all profits and wages.
Refugee Lawyer Support previously supported our legal clinic with volunteer lawyers and funding.
Smartpeace Foundation, a Swiss charity who supports projects that promote peaceful relationships between human beings, and groups of different origins, ethnicities and religions.
Swiss Counselling Service for Women Suffering from Violence (BIF)
Team Sweden have donated funds and equipment for the dentist clinic we used to run.
Thighs of Steel, a self organised group who run sponsored cycle rides from London to Athens.
Khora Support Denmark, a Danish association whose aim is to support Khora Athens with fundraising and awareness raising.
Through a donation button on Khora’s Facebook Page and on this web page.
Khora is run by people giving their time because they choose to. We aim to support people volunteering in Khora regardless of where they are from. Volunteers and supporters regularly organise fundraising events for us in their home countries.
In addition to receiving many independent financial donations as well as building materials, furniture, tools, food, clothes etc., we do the construction work in the buildings ourselves and also build or repurpose the majority of our own furniture.
Other volunteers fund themselves through a combination of personal crowdfunding, bank loans, savings, seasonal and part time work, and/or unemployment benefits from home countries.
We currently employ one local Greek person part time to support us with the Greek-speaking administration needed to run the project.