Fundraising is always one of our top priorities

Action From Switzerland (AfS) is an independent, non-profit organisation funded entirely by private donations and run by non-salaried volunteers. This ensures that your donations go directly towards helping refugees in both Greece and in Switzerland and allows a fast response to the ever-changing situation.

On Chios, we ensure that women and girls have a safe space and receive educational and psycho-social support at the Athena Centre for Women. We also serve extra vulnerable individuals, such as victims of sexual violence, pregnant women, single parents, solitary women, the elderly, the disabled and unaccompanied minors.  Our work in Switzerland focuses on integration events involving minors and legal support for those seeking asylum in the country.

We welcome individual or group fundraising efforts on behalf of Action from Switzerland. Examples of past efforts and ideas include the following:

  • organise a quiz night at a favourite restaurant or pub
  • set up an art fundraiser
  • sell your art online or donate it to us to see for fundraising purposes
  • run a marathon
  • set up a crowdfunding page to raise donations in lieu of birthday or other presents

Other ideas are also welcome – no effort is too small. Please email us at, and we can provide you with support in your fundraising efforts. Thank you for your support.

Past Fundraising Event Photos:
Zürich Marathon April 2017
Runners Danielle and Maya competed in the Zurich marathon and CityRun, respectively, to raise funds and awareness for refugee women.
Pub Quiz March 2017 – Organised by Sarah Grattan
Participants competed for a number of great prizes.
The event was well-attended and participants enjoyed food and drinks while competing in the trivia contest.
Fundraising at our General Assembly in February 2017
AfS volunteers sold handmade soap crafted and donated by Patrizia Pedrazzini and #MakeItSafe bracelets, designed by the AfS team.
The British Cheese Centre sponsored us with delicious snacks.
Our friends at the International Beer Bar were kind enough to donate beverages for our event.
Art and Music Fundraiser January 2017 – hosted by Michelle Maddox
The event featured a live band for guests to enjoy while perusing the artwork.
Artists donated the proceeds of artwork sold at the event to AfS.
Cake sale at ExpoTranskultur October 2016
Volunteers baked and sold cakes and other desserts at Zürich’s ExpoTranskultur event.
Some of the baking goods sold at the event
Some of the baking goods sold at the event