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Hospital Visitation
Easter 2009 – Bucharest, Romania Family volunteers joined efforts in a special Easter drive, making the holiday a memorable experience for many children and elderly in several hospitals and institutions, including Fundeni Oncopediatry Ward, Grigore Alexandrescu Pediatric Hospital, School No. Read more
Helping Children in Need
Volunteers from the Family International have done years of hands-on work in orphanages in different locations in Romania and Moldova. In Bacau, Family members initiated a transitional home for young orphan women, which became a model for local officials. Read more
Humanitarian Aid - Project Highlights
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. Read more
Motivational Seminars
Volunteers of the Family International initiated the following seminars in Bucharest: In 2008: An Anti-Vice Seminar was held at the Sports School Number 190, in cooperation with the proximity police officers of Sector 4, the schools in the city of Voluntari and Jilava Penitentiary. Read more
Educational Aid Projects
Volunteers of the Family International in Romania donated educational materials to several children's institutions, including two kindergartens in Bucharest, a kindergarten in Valcea, the social center in Urziceni, and the local school in Marie Curie Children’s Hospital. Read more
Rejuvenating Our Senior Citizens
Since 2005 our team has carried out an ongoing program called Rejuvenating Our Senior Citizens, assisting the local charity, Camin Spital Sf. Luca. The program includes organizing monthly birthday luncheons honoring those who have their birthday during the month. Read more
Easter Visit for Seniors
A highlight of the year was the Easter concert we organized for the elderly. The director of the old folks home opened the concert with a little introduction, and expressed her appreciation for our work and collaboration with her institution. Read more
Prison Ministry Highlights
Following are highlights of our prison ministry: A Christmas show in the men’s section. A Valentine’s Day celebration in the women’s section. For this occasion we prepare songs, some reading material, cards, and gifts for the women. Celebrating Mother’s Day in the women’s section. Read more
Behind Green Gates
We have been assisting the local charity, Rescue Foundation, in their work with prisoners in the maximum-security penitentiary of Aiud (a city near Cluj), a prison with over 1,000 men and women prisoners. It is an incredible feeling one has upon entering the three sets of huge green gates. Read more
Helping Inmates in Penitentiaries
Over the past four years we have been assisting the authorities at Jilava Penitentiary. Some highlights for the last two years are: In 2007: Easter program for 150 prisoners. We sang songs and read portions from the Activated magazine, which we later distributed to all. Read more
Assistance for People in Need
Throughout the year of 2006, we spent approximately 1,200 man-hours soliciting charitable aid from local businesses, picking up donated products, and personally distributing the items to those in need. Read more
New Hands for New Life
Since 2001, we have been conducting a vocational training program in the women's section of the prison. We found that most of the women were in prison because they were homeless, jobless, and had committed petty crimes. Read more