The Grassroots Accelerator supports key long-term volunteers who ensure continuity and growth in humanitarian projects. While most volunteers only stay for about a week, key long-term volunteers effectively coordinate the shortstay volunteers and optimize project impact.
We have been providing weekly food and other basic items to undocumented refugees in Amsterdam since September 2016. Due to the corona pandemic, the demand increased steeply. Now that the restrictions are easing out, we are reorienting to meet remaining basic needs.
Saturday 22 May 2021 12:24
Last Thursday we were very happy to welcome Amsterdam councilwoman Marjolein Moorman to our distribution projects in the North of the City. We are extremely grateful for the support of the municipality of Amsterdam. Thanks to them, and the Funds who finance the lion share of the project, we are able each week to feed 10.000 residents of Amsterdam who lost their income because of the pandemic.
Tuesday 18 May 2021 20:34
We are incredibly proud to have been able to play a major role in the distribution of food in Amsterdam for undocumented families who lost their income due to the Covid pandemic. Please read, in Dutch, how four major caritative funds and us, in no-time, put together a project that feeds 10.000 people per week.
Tuesday 9 March 2021 19:07
Remember this: Because of Covid, 1.000+ babies are growing today in Amsterdam, in such poverty that their parents depend on food aid and cannot afford basic hygiene items!!!!! Together with the Red Cross, we bought nearly 200.000 diapers to keep them dry!
Sunday 28 February 2021 18:45
Winters in Northern Greece are harsh, temperature drops below zero with strong winds. This person is undocumented, the asylum offices are closed. He lives (among many) in abandoned train wagons in Thessaloniki. Wave - Thessaloniki is the only chance to get anything at the moment. They supply many of these people with sleeping bags, thermal underwear and a warm meal.