- SuccessfulDestination Dignity! Partnering with Refugees in Greece to Build a Vocational School and Worker’s Cooperative.$11,844 RaisedThis is a wonderful opportunity for UUs to partner with refugee communities in Greece as they re-establish lives of worth and dignity. Over 65,000 refugees have been trapped in Greece for more than 2 years. Many are beginning to lose hope and to despair of ever being acknowledged as anything other than a refugee.
- SuccessfulVolunteers cancel, Guatemala town struggles$3,900 RaisedGOAL $3,000 The Chico Mendes Reforestation Project in Pachaj, Guatemala relies on volunteers from all over the world to protect the ecosystem in the Highlands of Guatemala by planting trees. Nine volunteer groups canceled their trips due to the covid-19 pandemic, causing the Project’s volunteer coordinators, families providing home stays, and Spanish teachers to suddenly lose income. As a partner, the Unitarian Universalist Society in Coralville, Iowa, hopes to ensure that Pachaj’s residents are supported financially and that the reforestation continues.