Help us ship bikes to refugees in Turkey! When our partner organization Americans for Refugees in Crisis (ARC) asked us if we would raise funds to ship bikes for their project, we were like, "Yasss! Where do we sign up!?!" Ok, maybe that isn't exactly what we said, but we were pumped (bike pun definitely intended). Donate [...]
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From the moment NPLH was born, we knew we wanted to create opportunities for displaced people to support themselves. It's essential to mental and physical health, and can help individuals get one step closer to the stability and permanence they deserve. We also know that refugee communities hold a vast array of talent, skill, and experience [...]
Its a busy time for us here at NPLH, so I thought this would be a good time for an update! Thanks to volunteers Matt and Allie, we sorted all the donations (at least 15 boxes and 8 garbage bags full!) to prepare them for packing last weekend. At the same time, we're getting ready to [...]
A friend of ours recently spent a few weeks volunteering at Ritsona Camp outside of Athens. He was kind enough to share his experience: Suffice it to say the experience was overwhelming and it is difficult to bring back in words or even pictures. I was on the ground in the camp for two weeks. [...]
One of our founding members is heading back to Greece at the end of November, and we're raising funds to purchase winter clothing for refugees while she is there. No Place Like Home has chosen to support refugees because they've been hit on multiple fronts: - They've lost their jobs, homes, countries, family members, and personal belongings. - Children are [...]
Originally from September 3, 2016 The photo that finally made the West wake up: If you had told me a year ago that Facebook would become a critical communication tool that I'd reach for first thing every morning, I would have laughed at you. But, here I am, reaching for the phone before my eyes [...]
Originally from February 15, 2016 Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece - Today, we started out at Moria, the main registration camp for orientation at 8:45 AM. As we got out of the car, all we could see from the road was a massive concrete retaining wall topped by a tall chain link fence and barbed wire. It looked more [...]