Donating Goods to Underprivileged Families and Children
For many years Family members in Bucharest have been working closely with various placement centers, schools for children with special needs, and other institutions hosting disadvantaged children. With the help of local sponsors, we were able to provide the centers with basic needs, donating food, school materials, clothing, shoes, and cosmetics as well as organizing shows for the children.
We also organized an event for 100 destitute families in Bucharest. Substantial packages containing clothes, shoes, toys, school materials, and basic food staples, educational children’s books, and ContactS magazines (the Romanian edition of Activated ) were delivered door to door to the people participating in this program.
In Bacau County, we’ve donated sets of sheets and towels to institutions in various orphanages and hospitals. We also distribute packages of food, clothing, bedding, and toys to very needy families who live in extreme hardship conditions. We visit their homes, bringing them goods and encouragement.
Our volunteers organized a special event with music and fun for the mothers from the Maternal Assistance in Sector 3, Bucharest, as most of them struggle with difficulties in life. We were able to provide them with strollers, highchairs, baby cereals, baby toys, food packages, and other items for their small children.
Food Distribution to Institutions and the Needy in Bucharest
In 2008–2009, Family volunteers distributed staples, fruit, and dairy products on a monthly basis to an average of 1,500 people in institutions, senior citizens, and underprivileged families and individuals in Bucharest and the surrounding area.
At the beginning of 2009, volunteers from the Family in Bucharest distributed five tons of donated vegetables and fruits. Among the beneficiaries of the donated goods were the following institutions:
- Spitalul Marie Curie Bucuresti
- Asociatia Pastorul cel Bun
- Caminul de Varstnici Straulesti
- DGAPS sector 1 Bucuresti
- Caminul Spital Sf. Luca, Bucuresti
Originally Published in 2009.