The Hope
Project
Polska
Foundation

 
 
 

The Hope Project’s Logo Story

The logo of the Hope Project covers a unique story.
The silhouettes in the background are an arrangement of lifejackets worn by refugees who crossed the border into Europe with help of the Kempson family.

 

ABOUT US

For over 3 years we have been supporting refugees by:




ABOUT US

For over 3 years we have been supporting refugees by:


  • Our attendance and direct help in Lesvos (by observing the sea and helping upon their arrival to the island, volunteering in warehouses with clothing, purchasing the most sought items).
  • Sending humanitarian relief (hundreds of parcels have been sent from Poland with clothing, toys, toiletries etc.). All goods are sent directly to the warehouse where they are urgently distributed to the those in need.
  • Educational events (we have conducted dozens of workshops all over Poland).


THE KEMPSON FAMILY

We met Philippa and Eric Kempsons,
during our first visit to Lesvos and they immediately became our inspiration
by giving the word ‘humanity’ a deeper meaning.
In December 2018 they suggested that we open a Polish branch of the Hope Project,
to which we enthusiastically agreed.

In March 2019 we successfully registered The Hope Project Polska Foundation.


HELP US TO HELP OTHERS!

Our help is possible only with your help and support!

We need to cover many expenses, such as the exploitation of our Warsaw storage and distribution facility, national and international transport of goods, the purchase of urgently needed items, the organisation of promotional and educational events.

PAYMENT DIRECTLY TO OUR BANK ACCOUNT


The Hope Project Polska Foundation

Account number: PL 79 1090 2590 0000 0001 4227 3713

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

SWIFT: WBKPPLPP

A ONE-TIME DONATION



OFFERING USEFUL ITEMS

Please contact one of our volunteers near to you if you have useful items you would like to give/donate. We will handle all of the logistics, i.e. central storage in Warsaw from where everything is directly sent to Greece.

Currently we urgently need men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and shoes, ideally in good condition. Also, we would very much welcome toiletries and toys.



Current needs

sweatshirts
trousers
vests
socks
shoes (including flip-flops)
caps
gloves
hats
sun hats
scarves
shawls
raincoats
underwear

Please send us clothes in good condition, i.e. they should be clean and not worn-out.


soaps
shampoos
creams (including suncreams)
toothpastes and toothbrushes
razors
sanitary towels
nappies
tissues (dry and wet)
sprays for mosquitoes

sheets and sleeping bags
towels
toys
strollers
food (tinned food, tea, coffee, etc.)
mobile phones (the key is the possibility of installing WhatsApp)

You can find our Volunteers in:

SHOP IN OUR ART STORE

The Hope Project Arts supports refugees in Lesbos in developing their artistic talents and skills. Since the start of the initiative in 2018, hundreds of paintings and sculptures have been created. Also, classes have been introduced teaching dancing, singing, drawing and pottery.

You can support our activities by buying a work of art from our online shop (all printouts are A3 format (297x420mm)).


BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Join our team of enthusiastic volunteers.

You can directly support our activities on the island of Lesvos. We can assist in taking care of all the necessary formalities and help you to get there.

If you want to help, here in Poland or abroad, contact us at wolontariat@thppolska.org

LOCAL WORKSHOPS

1Understanding various problems
Our local workshops focus on the issues of the migration crisis and the situation of refugees in general.
2Matters
In a 2-hour interactive programme we explain the reasons and the background of the migration emergency and the refugee crisis. How do they arrive in Europe and what happens to them once they cross the border into Europe. You will hear personal stories from people who have fled the conflict areas in the Middle East and Africa and who are currently staying in Moria on Lesbos, one of the largest refugee camps in Europe, sheltering over 7,000 people. You will get an idea of a day in the life of a refugee, of the written and unwritten rules in the camp, its (un)safety, the (in)availability of help. You will also hear about the incredible response of the local islanders to the crisis and appreciate why they received a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.
3For whom and where?
Also, we take a closer look at the situation of the refugees who came to Poland and try to differentiate between “hate” and “hate speech”. Maybe together we are able to find an answer to what is behind the Polish fear concerning refugees. We will examine the many stereotypes and the way various media present the issues from their particular perspective.
4Workshop leaders

Our experts who run the workshops have broad hands-on experience of working with refugees, both in Poland and abroad:

Alina Czyżewska graduated from the Theatre Academy in Warsaw and currently is an actress at the City Theatre in Gliwice. In addition, she is a fervent social activist. In 2018,  Alina was a volunteer at the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos. She is co-founder of the People for the City initiative and member of Watchdog Citizens Net Poland.

Natalia Gebert is a graduate of the Oriental Institute, Warsaw University. She is a professional translator, culture specialist and co-founder of Open Home. Since 2015 Natalia has been organising meetings and debates with the aim of increasing public knowledge about refugee questions. She is a keen initiator of pro-refugee and antiracist initiatives. In June 2018 she was awarded the Warsaw City Prize for social activism.

5Financial contribution
The workshops are free of charge. However, even the most modest donation would be highly appreciated, thus helping us to cover at least part of the organisation costs.


We organise workshops all over Poland, for school-going teenagers and for adults, always adjusting to the interests of a particular audience. If you want us to come to your school or workplace, we look forward to receiving your questions and suggestions. The Hope Project Poland will take care of all organisational matters.


The Hope Project Polska Foundation

Czapelska 36/29
04-081 Warszawa
Polska

Account number: 79109025900000000142273713

NIP 1132996037

+48 572 893 013

kontakt@thppolska.org

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