Dear all, thank you for your interest in supporting us. Offene Arme is run by volunteers, which means all donations go directly to people seeking refuge on Chios.  

Our current projects include: sorting donations at the warehouse and sending supplies to other organisations; working in our free shop serving refugees and asylum seekers on Chios; providing backpacks for people leaving the island; preparing and distributing food packs once a month and helping in our free shop for locals.

The cost of our current projects can be broken down into three categories; operating costs, non-food items and food items.

For the operating costs we rely solely on your monetary donations to continue to fund our warehouse rent, electricity, water; maintenance and fuel for our distribution vans; legal and accounting services…and so on. These costs are core to our operations and without your amazing donations, we would not be able to continue our projects.

For the non-food items we receive material donations from our generous supporters all over the world. If we have a deficit of non-food items, which often happens with popular items such as joggers & shorts, we will buy items on a need by need basis using your monetary donations.

For the food items we receive a monthly monetary donation from Wir Packen’s An to purchase, package and distribute food packs full of seasonale vegetables and herbs.

Hopefully, this will gives you a transparent overview of where your donation will go.

We are grateful for every kind of support!

For donating directly to our organization please use the bank details on the right.

Thank you for your support !

The Chios Eastern Shore Response Team is now officially registered under the umbrella of Offene Arme e.V. (Germany). Under the name of Offene Arme e.V., the Chios Eastern Shore Response Team will continue to carry out its work of distributing essential goods to refugees at landings and responding to their identified needs as a registered humanitarian association in Greece. 

Learn more about the official legal situation of CESRT under Offene Arme e.V. !