“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
And indeed, a small and committed group can make a difference. Our goal is to make sure that each orphan child in Romania has a birthday cake on their special date. For some of them is their first birthday cake, ever.
Our program is based on two steps:
- Select and qualify orphanages, to ensure that your donations indeed go towards the orphan children. We talk to the orphanage staff, we visit the orphanage, and then we request photos for the birthday parties.
- Once we ensure the quality via a one year pilot, we look at an organization or group to “adopt” that orphanage, and take over the program. The donation commitment to support an entire orphanage birthday parties is generally between $2,000 and $3,000 / year. This covers a birthday cake, a small gift and a birthday card for each child.
When you volunteer, we will look at your help with either step (1. finding the right orphanages, and help qualify them or 2. find the organization or group that can patronage the birthday donations for that particular orphanage).
Right now, we are looking to expand our network of orphanages in Romania and also hand over a well qualified orphanage, located in Radauti.
To see an intro of the St. Leontie Orphanage and the 125 children that we ensured birthday parties for , please check this St. Leontie Orphanage and EasternLighthouse video. To see pictures from the birthday parties made possible with our donations, please check 2015 birthdays or some of 2014 birthdays.
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