Full of Hope Yoga Festival on Lesbos for kids

From the 13th ~ 15th August we are organising the FULL OF HOPE yoga festival for the 3,000 children seeking refuge who are living in the camps on Lesvos.
This way we’ll give the children who don’t have much a moment of happiness.

Because leaving home, leaving your grandfather and grandmother, leaving your friends and suddenly living in a camp is incomprehensible for children who usually understand a lot.

What you can do

Help us raise donations for FULL OF HOPE in the coming weeks. So that we can give the children a little resilience and imagination.
Put a collection box on your counter, organise a cool yoga class, sell all your clothes, bake 100 cakes or organise a party and transfer your donation before August 13!
Use the donation form on this website or donate directly to Because We Carry NL85 TRIO 0391 0737 96
Make sure to state: FULL OF HOPE

If you have connections in the festival industry or yoga world let us know!
Tell us about your fundraiser by sending an email to kaatje@becausewecarry.org so that we can share it on social media.

Kaatje & Steffi

The Carry Bag voor pasgeboren babies

We are going to put together a bag with all the basic needs for a newborn baby on the run. In part, the Carry bag will be filled with the products collected in the Netherlands and we’ll complete it with locally purchased products from your donations.
Because We Carry is active on the Greek island of Lesbos where,amongst others, we support fathers, mothers and their children. We try to give all the small children a baby carrier or a buggy, however the last few weeks it has become more and more apparent that there is nothing for newborns and their mothers.
The local hospital doesn’t have any more small clothes, the children even stay naked after they’re born and the smallest size is also no longer available in the various camps.
This makes us very sad. We’re going to change this together with you. And so we turn sadness into decisiveness.

How are we going to do this?

We’re looking for 12 people who will become collectors.
As you can see on the map, we’ve given each province a number. Are you going to become a collector? Put your province’s number and email address in the comments.

p.s. Each province only needs 1 collector.
Info for the collectors will follow via email.
p.p.s. This is a very loving job #collectkarmapoints but it requires your effort and dedication


What are we collecting?

Complete Carry Bag packages, as shown on the second picture, that are new or in very good condition and freshly washed. Only size 50-56 <3 Please only give away the best you have, we have experienced some crazy things with our collections. In your Carry Bag package you’ll put:

  • 2 PAIRS OF SOCKS
  • 3 HYDROFILE PAMPERS
  • 2 VESTS / JUMPER (COTTON / WOOL / SILK)
  • 1 PAIR SLIP-ONS
  • 1 BLANKET (COTTON / WOOL / SILK)
  • 2 PANTS (COTTON / WOOL / SILK)
  • 1 SMALL CUDDLY TOY
  • 3 ONESIES (COTTON / WOOL / SILK)
  • 1 HAT

Wrap a fabric or plastic bag around your package and bring or send it to your province collection address.
*The collectors addresses will be put up here on Facebook next week Wednesday.


What are we buying locally?

Besides supporting the clothes packages from the Netherlands, you can also supplement a package with care products.
Completing a package costs € 28 euros.

  • 1 TUBE TALCUM POWDER
  • 1 PACIFIER
  • 1 PACK PAMPERS 3-5 KG
  • 1 NAIL FILE
  • 1 PACK SANITARY PADS
  • 1 PACK BOTTOM WIPES
  • 1 BABY BOTTLE
  • 1 TUBE NAPPY CREME

Do you want to help?

Donate directly via the donation form below and put”The Carry Bag” in the description.

Or transfer it to Stichting Because We Carry IBAN: NL85 TRIO 0391 0737 96, citing The Carry Bag.

If you don’t have any baby clothes and you can’t transfer money at this point, you can help us by liking and sharing this message, so we reach more people and hopefully get more help.

Thank you all for brainstorming about what is needed in a Carry bag!

In love, LETS ROCK THIS SHIIT & make beautiful Carry Bags!

Kiss BWC


Direct Doneren

Om een pakket compleet te maken hebben wij € 28,- per pakket nodig.


An NGO run by girls from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, making the world a safer place.
Started on a beautiful Island in the mediterranean sea. An Island where mothers, fathers and children live hidden from the rest of the world.

Why we do what we do?

We are ashamed that we choose to ignore, abandon and dehumanise people in fear who had to leave their homes behind looking for safety.
We choose differently!
We make a safe circle around those in fear.
We choose to welcome, to honour, to see, to include and to not live in fear for one another, but to live in trust with each other.

How we do it

We give ordinary people from NY, Rome, Hanover and other places the opportunity to make a difference for ordinary people from Syria, Afghanistan, Congo, Iraq and other countries who have fled their homes from wars, conflicts or natural disasters.
Because We Carry enables the first steps of healing on the sites. We believe that being full of trauma, eating from a plastic box and not being able to do anything makes integrating in a strange country really difficult. People need to feel human again before they can take steps.
Our building blocks are:

  • organising relaxing, empowering and vitalising activities on a daily basis for the young and old
  • preparing and distributing 1,300 healthy & nutritious breakfasts every day #nutritionnotjustfood
  • including site residents in the organisation and preparation of all our activities
  • raising global awareness by giving normal people the opportunity to make a difference

#lesstalkmoreaction

Where?

We are active in Greece, on Lesvos Island where we support the two camps on the island. CampUs Kara Tepe (officially called Municipality’s H.C.R.M Mavrovouni) is the shelter on Lesvos where the most vulnerable are housed. 90% of the CampUs consists of families, half of which are children. We also support Moria, the bigger and very rough camp currently filled with over 6.000 people. Here we offer our Relax & Joy Yoga Therapy program to the single women and children 6 times a week.
Also, in co-creation with our Dutch NGO friends of Movement on the Ground we are taking care of the winterisation of Moria.

Who?

On Earth everything is inevitably connected. Which is why we organize activities for the young and old every day. By connecting with one another we create a safe place where new life force can emerge.

You!

We work with weekly missions. When you come to help BWC for a week, besides getting your hands dirty, you also raise much needed awareness and funds in your own network. You do this by asking your friends, family and colleagues to support your mission.

Help us: volunteers@becausewecarry.org
Donate: http://www.becausewecarry.org/doneren/
Questions: info@becausewecarry.org