The honest answer to that question is : "nothing!"
People who appreciate what we do provide us with donations of money,
food, clothes, supplies, access to facilities, spaces, access to means
and ways which enable us to continue to provide natural healthcare in the
best way possible.
We feel that the practice of Natural Therapy can only be effective if it exists and operates outside of the profit-system, as a natural part of the political- economy of the alternative and radical community, within a global and local network of people and organizations based on mutual support, cooperation, exchange of goods and services, and a commitment to serve the higher principles and values involved in the efforts for the Spiritual and Political Liberation of all of humanity.
We believe that the kind of healthcare provided from within the profit system, ultimately leads healthcare providers - even the ones with the very best intentions - to treatments and procedures which promote the exploitation of death and illness by the large corporations and governments, driven by the imperative to maximize profits and to increase their power. It also leads to methods which maintain a dependence on that kind of healthcare, instead of promoting methods aimed at accomplishing the ultimate goal of all healthcare providers, which to make ourselves unnecessary - our work is really aimed at abolishing our own profession!
We would appreciate your help, greatly!
We have opted for a lifestyle of voluntary simplicity ; a big part of
our lives is guided by the "Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse" guidelines.
We live and work by making good use of few resources, we have few expenses,
and we try to remain very low on the social status scale.
We ask that people who support our work give only according to ability.
Most individuals in our care fall somewhere in between. It might feel awkward in the beginning to try and figure out "what should I give them?", "will it be enough?". All these are very common worries and we all go through them in life, as we make the slow shift from world of profits and the market, to ways of the alternative community.
We remind you that we are very happy with anything you wish to
donate to our work, whether itís money, food, clothes, medicines or use
of facilities - we are very grateful for all forms of help, and we
will do our best to put it all to good use.
And weíre always happy to discuss any of this, especially if it feels like itís new to you, or uncomfortable, or weird in any way, please tell us!
For individuals or companies who pay taxes to the glorious government
of the United States, any donation you provide to us is tax-exempt. Please
us for information, receipts, etc.
Our greatest need (besides finances, of course), is for volunteer help, especially with secretarial office skills, most specifically with computer typing. We are always in need for help with typing documents in both the hellenic and the english language. We seek this cooperation both from a distance (utilizing faxes and the internet) and from up close, within a close -working relationship with us. Any arrangement is always very welcome!
And there are always opportunities to go out for collecting herbs, preparing herbal and homeopathic remedies, cultivating medicinal plants, delivering food or supplies or messages to people in our care, preparing informational pamphlets or researching articles - the works! Itís all open and available to anyone who feels that their own life might be improved by helping to improve the lives of others.
We are always very grateful to all of our benefactors who make our work possible, and to the volunteers, who choose to shoulder some of the work themselves for the mutual benefit of everyone involved. And we are often asked to convey thanks from many of the persons in our care who have benefited over the years from your offerings, who donít have the ways to thank you directly, especially since much of the donations are anonymous:
Thank you, All !