What is Allied Aid?
Allied Aid is a grassroots non-profit organization working to identify and meet the critical needs of refugees in Europe. We have three primary focus areas: bulk aid distribution; seasonal campaigns; and field trips for refugees living in camps.
The work we do:
Allied Aid recognizes that dignity is more than meeting basic needs. We have a team in Athens that spends time almost daily in camps talking with refugees and understanding their needs. If a 14 year-old confides to our team that she needs a new bra, we work to make it happen. If we hear of an expectant mother, we work to connect her with resources and support for herself and the new baby. Our unique field trips offer small groups a brief reprieve, and allow families and friends to enjoy time away from camp while exploring Greece.
Since our inception in March 2016, our donors have successfully collected and given more than 1,000 pounds of critical aid, including underwear, sunscreen and winter gear helping hundreds of families stay warm, dry and sun safe. We are well on our way to doubling that effort in 2017.
While we actively work to build programs and processes that scale, we also understand that humanity makes us unique. By getting to know refugees, we can better share their collective stories, raising global empathy.
Allied Aid focuses on what we all have in common, not our differences, and works every day to bring people together.