We support Ukrainian women and children refugees in Greece – Crowdfunding campaign -Learn what we are doing, how you can support

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We stand with Ukraine and we support the Ukrainian women and children refugees in Greece. As the terrible war in Ukraine continues, there are millions of innocent people fleeing the violence with no place to go. It’s truly unimaginable. We can help. We can at least support the Ukrainian refugees in our countries, especially the women and children.

What we are doing for/with the Ukrainian women and children

  •  The social cooperative Anemos Ananeosis / Wind of Renewal @WindRenewal and its innovative and inclusive Welcommon Hostel @WelcommonHostel work together with the Ukrainian Women in Greece @UkrainianWomeninGreece (УкраїнкивГреції) to support the women and children from Ukraine who arrived as refugees in Greece due to Putin’s invasion and the war in their country, with language classes, painting, theater, dancing, yoga and other creative activities. All the activities are implemented, free of cost and without any grant, thanks to the collaboration between Ukrainian women and Wind of Renewal’s young enthusiastic volunteers from all over the world (we have hosted more than 380 volunteers in the Welcommon Hostel since September 2016).
  • The two associations,  Anemos Ananeosis / Wind of Renewal and the Ukrainian Women in Greece organised a trip of 65 children and teenagers from Ukraine to Athens. The choir “Yevshan” Galician Chamber Choir of the Lviv Regional Center for Folk Art and Cultural Educational Activities and the sport team «Uspikh» participated in the two days festival Cossack Art 2022, on 15th and 16th of October  2022 with musical and other events of solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine. The trip was also an opportunity for the young people to stay 3 days away from the war that is destroying so many lives in Ukraine and killing innocent people.
  • Anemos Ananeosis / Wind of Renewal also offered to the Ukrainian Women in Greece – free of cost- place in the  Welcommon Hostel in order to be able to support the Ukrainian refugees in Greece.
  • We are trying to find financial resources for creating job opportunities for Ukrainian women and children refugees in Greece as long as they stay in our country and support them when they will be able to return to their homes. Especially we would like to create in common job opportunities and  co-work on non formal education, energy transition, sustainable tourism, production and e-trade of clothes and jewellery
  • In the Welcommon Hostel in Athens, we offer refugees a place to stay at a significantly reduced rate, if they have no alternative for housing

If you would like to support our social work, please donate to (don’t forget to add – Supporting your work with Ukrainian women and children)

Anemos Ananeosis / Wind of Renewal

(Cooperative) Bank of Karditsa

ΙΒΑΝ GR7608900100003010003540200

Swift Code STKAGRA1


Anemos Ananeosis / Wind of Renewal

Pireaus Bank

IBAN: GR83 0172 0180 0050 1807 7868 253

Piraeus’s BIC code is PIRBGRAA

Send us your details to (windofrenewal@gmail.com) in order to be able to issue the receipt for your donation

Contact us: windofrenewal@gmail.com


More about our activities:







Lessons and creative activities in Welcommon Hostel for / with Ukrainian Women and children, refugees in Greece


















































Painting – solidarity activity to Ukrainian people at the entrance of the Welcommon Hostel by other young refugees

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Visit to the “House of Lorenzo” – Casa di Lorenzo, a good practice of assisting people who have health problems

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Visit to the House of Lorenzo. Non profit organization

In the context of the meeting of the partners of the project SESYCARE, in Italy, Lanciano – Abruzzo, on the 20 and 21 October 2022, the hosting organization Consortium GMC Global Med Care (Consorzio di Cooperative sociali Global Med Care (former: Consorzio Cooperative Sociali SGS Servizi Globali  Sociosanitari), organized a visit to one of its members the House of Lorenzo, to show it as a best practice.

Foto La Caza di Lorentzo is a non-profit organization (NPO) that fulfills social objective and as such is recognized as an entity of social utility. According to the Italian legislation this type of NPOs can enjoy certain tax allowances for the financial support they receive from the public or State, while the donors can also receive tax exemptions.

Lorenzo Constantini was a 20-year-old young boy who was a good student and very sportive young boy until the family discovered that he had a leukemia. Lorenzo had to be transferred to a special hospital in USA but the family could not afford the cost of the treatment which was $600,000. Their call for financial assistance from the public proved to be very successful, people of the region proved to be very sensible to Lorenzo’s case, and a period of few weeks was enough for this sum to be collected.

Unfortunately Lorenzo succumbed to this illness. Therefore, an NPO was created to which the above amount was transferred to assist families with young persons who need help and have health problems. A small apartment was acquired by the NPO where those who experience the pain of an illness of their relatives, mostly children or a dear loss, can find support and comfort. It offers totally free services that include group meetings with professional psychologists, nutritionists, yoga sessions and support to all people who experience pain in solitude.

There are also meetings with lawyers and social assistants to support and advise from a bureaucratic point of view all those who need to rely on to a professional for the handling of invalidity practices, and social –  sec https://www.lacasadilorenzo.org/



The meeting took place in Lanciano, Abruzzo, Italy under the hospices of the Global Med Care Consortium of Social Cooperatives promotion of Social Entrepreneurship Skills to Young CARE givers of people with chronic Illness and mental and other needs, to which Anemos Ananeosis / Wind of Renewal is a partner together with EPIONI, the Istanbul Gelisim University and the Dutch Foundation of Innovation Welfare 2 Work.

Anemos Ananeosis / Wind of Renewal, Welcommon Hostel and our efforts for promoting sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

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Anemos Ananeosis / Wind of Renewal, Welcommon Hostel and our efforts for promoting sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

The social cooperative Anemos Ananeosis / Wind of Renewal and the Welcommon Hostel (a project created by our cooperative) try to combine our daily life with some of the SDGs

SDG 1 No Poverty: we create new jobs, we train persons (eg refugees and unemployed Greeks) in new jobs in sectors like sustainable tourism, social economy, climate protection, energy efficiency, social work or tackling energy poverty.

SDC 4 quality education: although we are a non-formal education organisation, we are involved in many activities promoting in our premises, (in the three first floors), quality education, like theory and practice (dual) training schemes for young experts on energy efficiency, training of trainers (about 220 teachers) on climate protection, training of teachers on energy cooperatives (100 teachers), on teaching renewable energy (100 teachers), intercultural courses for more than 1500 refugees, with volunteers, migrants, locals, and travelers.

SDG 5 Gender equality: we implement the gender equality by helping female refugees to have a job and we train women (using schemes like internship, European young entrepreneurship, volunteering, vocational training) on sustainable tourism in the hostel

SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation: We try to sensitize our clients not to waste water

SDG 7 Clean and affordable energy: Our constant effort is to reduce the energy consumption, we have installed 190 LED lighting instead of 2400 fluoride lamps and 20 solar panels on the roof for producing hot water for use by our clients, we organise many workshops on energy reduction, renewable energy, cooperatives and energy democracy, we try to turn the Welcommon Hostel to a zero emission hostel and climate friendly every day.

SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth: Our Welcommon Hostel is a center for social and green innovation and economy. Our aims are

(a) to succeed in financial sustainability of our innovative hostel and create new employment opportunities for unemployed locals, refugees and young persons in social and green economy.

(b) to help refugees and young persons to be self-employed and create new micro / social enterprises in areas such as sustainable tourism, upcycling, ethnic cuisines, culture, green / cyclic economy, energy efficiency, ethical fashion and others

(c) to present proposals and find collaborations on youth employment and supportive schemes like “youth guarantee” and “European Young Entrepreneurship”

We have already:

organized more than 50 seminars in collaboration with Universities, municipalities, social and professional organizations on social and green innovation / economy, social inclusion and job creation, energy transition and energy cooperatives, teaching renewable energy in primary and secondary schools with the participation of a total of 3000 persons.

contributed in the study “Green and social innovation for combating energy poverty”.

-supported research by Universities on social innovation and social inclusion

– empowered and trained more than 3000 refugees although we miss the needed resources, and connected some of them with the job market.

– trained 11 Greek young experts on energy efficiency and climate protection (EUKI YESclima“).

We are planning to start some new projects on social inclusion and job preparation of women (locals, refugees, migrants). We are looking for innovative financial tools for seed capital for the establishment of small / social enterprises by unemployed locals and migrants / refugees.

SDG9 industry, innovation and infrastructure: We have started a new cooperation with Chamber of Handcrafts professional associations on promoting green economy and new green jobs as a response to the revitalization of the economy and a net zero, climate friendly economy

SDG 10 reduced inequalities: we are committed to invest the profits from the Hostel, after paying up debts and investors, in social and environmental improvements, to create a new co-housing and social housing model for the most vulnerable and to contribute to reducing the energy poverty of households, offering them know-how and support.

SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities: We promote a model of sustainable tourism for the benefit not only of tourists and our cooperative but also of the local community and the city. In fact we have a lot of co-operations with municipalities on promoting energy transition, energy efficiency, nature based solutions etc. Guided tours are organized and all the above elements will be explained to tourists customers, in collaboration with other organizations.

SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production: We are caring about promoting social and green procurement in the tourism sector, and we collaborate with other cooperatives for the provision of various services (eg we have a contract with a social cooperative for cleaning the hostel, established by refugees and migrants)

SDG 13 Climate action: We host or organize in our conference rooms many seminars and workshops on climate protection, on energy audits for schools and draft reports delivered to municipalities without cost for them. Examples: participation in climate actions, EUKI Climate Schools Ath.Be project (73 schools in Athens, 200 teachers, thousands of pupils), EUKI YESclima project (training of 22 Greek and Spanish young experts), participation in the Climate Alliance in Greece (45 NGOs and professional organizations), energy investments in our Welcommon Hostel,

SDG 14 Life below water

SDG 15 Life on Land

SDG 16 Peace, justice and strong institution: we offer intercultural courses open for all, for promoting the respect to others, the collaboration between cultures and social justice. We create strong communities of collaboration with the participation of guests, volunteers, refugees, and local people.

SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals We have a close collaboration with many Universities, organizations of civil society, professional associations, municipalities, European networks promoting the same values and goals.