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
Girls Clothes Age 0 - 10 Years
Storage Boxes: preferably clear plastic, but will take any!
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:
Dentists 4 Refugees use our dental clinic.
Giving For A Better Future, a Swiss charity. They use our space for language classes but we are not involved with their organisation further than this or with the teachers they employ.
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.
Peace Club Zurich organised a weekend of club nights, donating all profits and wages.
Refugee Lawyer Support support 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 our dentist clinic.
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, and also hosts our international bank account. Khora Athens has full autonomy over the use of the money.
Through a donation button on Khora’s Facebook Page.
There are currently 2 external organisations who directly support some of our volunteers to be at Khora:
Refugee Lawyer Support provide 2 stipends for our legal co-ordinators (€600 each) and 1 stipend for our interpreter co-ordinator for the legal clinic (€300 each). They also pay €10/hr for legal clinic interpreters.
Giving for a Better Future pay the salary of one full time Greek teacher (€1050 per month).
Through money fundraised by Thighs of Steel, 18 volunteers (from either the refugee community or the local Greek community) are supported with some expenses paid (€300 part time / €600 full time) for a period of 4 months at the beginning of 2018. These volunteers are spread across the following areas of the project: cultural mediation, education, cafe space, information desk, workshop and maintenance, freeshop, accounting, volunteer coordination, administration, media, kitchen.
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 building 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.