Carry Me Home is a New England-based 501c3 non-profit organization that is run 100% by volunteers. We currently have active branches in Vermont and New Hampshire. Our warehouse is located in Brattleboro, VT.
CARRY ME HOME
WHERE HOPE STARTS TO HEAL
Sorting and Packaging
One at a Time
We are a 100% volunteer run, funded and organized group. Volunteers meet every week to sort, bag, and package appropriate seasonal clothing by age and item before shipping them to camps along the Baltic route. This process aids greatly in the ease of distribution for aid workers and refugees.
What we have done so far
We have sent shipments to Babska, Croatia; Dobova, Slovenia; Presevo, Serbia; Chios, Polikastro, Idomeni, Lesvos, Samos, and Athens, Greece. We closely coordinate with field volunteers on the ground that work tirelessly on assisting refugees. These partners advise us as to current needs, and connect us to camp coordinators that then supervise the distribution of our goods to the people who need the most. In our first four years of operation, we have shipped over 12 tons (24,000 pounds or about 540 large shipping boxes) of presorted, packaged aid for refugees.
Make a Donation
Our biggest need right now in early summer 2019 is for funding to ship our last few boxes of spring and summer clothing before we pause our activities for the season. It costs $172.50 to send each 44-lb box of clothes to Greece, the largest and most cost efficient format of packaging.
Please click the button above to make a donation via Paypal, or make a check out to Carry Me Home and mail it to:
Carry Me Home
c/o Centre Congregational Church
193 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Through May 31, we are accepting winter coats (sizes S or M only, in excellent used condition) and sturdy shoes for men, to ship to a partner on the island of Chios who expects to need a large number of these next winter and wants to start stockpiling them now. The refugee crisis has reached a point where people who have applied for asylum must wait months to years in the camps before their cases are heard, a tragedy but also a situation that allows for planning ahead. We plan to send some of the men's shoes to new partners in Calais, our first ever shipment to France.
We will begin shipping more winter items in September, as long as we have funds.