Dear friends and comrades,
City Plaza, the “best hotel” in a Europe of fences and rising racism, is facing today major financial difficulties. The international fund-raising campaign and the direct donations -which were so successful in the first year of the project- have decreased severely. Therefore, we appeal once more to all the individuals and groups who have made City Plaza possible through their contributions. We ask for local groups and initiatives to spread the message and organize solidarity events and parties. We ask for collectives or private individuals to join our campaign, to share our videos and our call to keep City Plaza alive.
So far, for around 20 months, City Plaza has managed to be a house of dignity, safety and struggle for more than 1.700 refugees -more than a third of them babies and children. This is due to the endless effort of hundreds of activists, through solidarity and self-organization, but this wouldn’t be enough without our donor’s support, without your support.
City Plaza is an entirely voluntary effort, without any paid staff or public funding. But it takes significant resources to run. At the moment, City Plaza is at an important crossroad. Even though the expenses, when compared to those of the official camps are over 1/5 less, fresh food and heating oil take up a large portion of City Plaza’s budget. There are also many other expenses — baby care products, medicine, laundry, school materials, cleaning and hygiene products etc.
City Plaza is in need of your solidarity in order to continue to run as a living alternative to the dominant European migration management in Greece.
Keep the “best hotel in Europe” open!
Join the campaign