Support Collateral Repair Project for Syrian Refugees
Support for refugees is something most of us are passionate about. Christopher Krambias, Jey Jeyabala and Matthew Butera (all of refugee or migrant background) have organised a fund raising event at CH James cafe in Fairfield for the Collateral Repair Project (CRP), a grassroots organisation working out of Amman, Jordan to provide basic support to refugees. The event will be held on November 4th and ticket numbers are already strong. This is a great cause where the money goes to the grassroots need not to the administrators. It's a charity that Christopher and CH James have supported in the past - and the event they held at CH James last year was a great success. We are encouraging everyone to get on board with this project.
Says Christopher Krambias, son of CH James owner Theo Krambias, "Last year, I watched the Syrian conflict unfold, and felt a strong connection between that and my fathers history. Dad and his family were forced to pack their bags, leave 3 different businesses behind and immigrate to Australia to rebuild their lives. Dad was lucky, he came to a country with free tertiary education and had enough support to build himself back up to what he has today. The refugees fleeing Syria and finding refuge in neighbouring countries don't have this type of support. They exist in limbo, waiting for the day the conflict in their home country comes to an end. Until then, they can't work, their children have very basic access to school and in many cases they struggle to feed and house themselves. Over 400,000 refugees have made their way to Jordan, and half of these are children."
Some of the action at last year's event with a passionate crowd of supporters who enjoyed a fun night!
Says Christopher, "This is where the Collateral Repair Project comes in. One of the CRPs focus' is an after school homework program which aids children in literacy, numeracy, healing and wellness and conflict resolution skills. It supports children who would otherwise be in be in limbo, by giving them the school support they need to have a chance in the future. These children simply will not have a chance at rebuilding their lives if they don't receive sufficient access to education in the time that they wait for the Syrian conflict to end."
CH James is sponsoring the event so that all monies from the event go to charity.
The CRP is financially based in America where it has qualified as a 501(c)(3) not for profit charity. Meaning it has been audited and is exempt from federal income tax in the USA.
Please visit the Gofundme page. Link is here - https://www.gofundme.com/