ALL BEAUTIFUL THINGS COME TO AN END
The very day we started with the project of the Social Kitchen "The Other Human" we said that it would go on for as long as there would be people supporting it. Honouring this decision, it is my sad duty to announce that the activities of the Social House "The Other Human" will cease, since expenses are higher every day that passes. We are aware of the situation and consequently we must stop its operation and even vacate the premises.
During these four years, the House of the Other Human, maintained by all of you with your effort and your donations of food and money, has managed to welcome over 10,000 people who popped in for a coffee, to eat breakfast, to have a bath or a shower or to wash their clothes; we have supplied enough food for a month to more than 6,000 families; every year we have provided 300 children with everything they needed to attend school, from their schoolbags to their pencils. Twice a week we taught remedial lessons to children who needed them. We created a theatre group and during the height of the refugee crisis (2015 and 2016) we served over 3,000 meals almost daily.
The last water bill is 1,380 €. We owe three months' rent (that is, 1,500 €). We still owe the travel agency 863 € for the tickets to Mytilene and have to repay loans for the amount of 2,460 €. Expenses so far are 6.203 € and mounting every day.
For all those who achieved on their own strength so much during these four years there is no reason to be disappointed; you should rather be proud.
I thank you wholeheartedly for your support. The Social Kitchen "The Other Human" will continue serving meals in the streets thanks to the determination of those who fight on our side, putting the idea and the practice of solidarity above any economical consideration.
The deadline to collect the money needed is December 15, 2017. If we do not manage to obtain that sum we will have to empty the house and return it to its owner
Bank account: Ethniki Trapeza, in the name of Panagoula Polychronopoulou, daughter of Michail
IBAN GR78 0110 0840 0000 0846 0940 235
SWIFT / BIC: ETHNGRAA.
Paypal Account: https://www.paypal.me/