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Results of the campaign “Be a Santa for someone”, 7th edition, 2018!

Between November 20, 2017 and January 30, 2018, PO Filocalia conducted its 7th charity campaign “Be a Santa for someone”. The aim of this event was to help as many socially vulnerable people as possible by developing the concept “Gift from gift”, and to remind those who do not lack things that there are people who need their support. It is not complicated to do good and it is not necessary to be millionaires to help others, it is important to want this and to be emphatic and sensitive to other’s problems. All the donors of our campaign have shown that the problem of poverty is something they are aware of and they want to involve and be part of our project. With their help, we were able to do more than we have initially planned. Thus, the beneficiaries of the Campaign were 550 children, 85 needy families, 70 elderly from the following localities: Costeşti, Ialoveni; Coşniţa, Dubăsari; Congaz, Comrat; Hârbovăţ, Călăraşi; Zgurita, Drochia; Drăguşeni, Străşeni; Cotiujenii Mari, Soldanesti; Salcuta, Causeni; Chiperceni, Orhei.

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Their joy is our joy!

During the winter holidays PO Filocalia went with gifts to the beneficiaries from the village of Costesti, Ialoveni region. So, Santa filled his bag with gifts, toys, fruits, food and hygienic products, and went to those who were waiting for him. Children sang beautiful carols to the delight of our old Santa. Of course, children but also elderly enjoyed the small gifts.

Thanks to everyone involved in the campaign!

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PO Filocalia’s Santa Claus has arrived in Zgurita village, Drochia region!

PO Filocalia’s Santa Claus has arrived in Zgurita village, Drochia region, where 15 lonely elders and 15 socially vulnerable families were waiting for us. Thus, the beneficiaries received packages of food, hygiene products, clothes and toys. It was very sad to see an old man who does not have a family, who is almost all the time in bed, and comes out very rarely, who does not receive a pension because he does not have an identity card… We, people who have a salary and a normal life, we don’t even realize that somewhere there is a person in such a difficult situation. But those people exist, and unfortunately they are many. As long as we can, we must help people like that man, also because “gift from gift brings us closer to Heaven”.

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Within the beautiful winter campaign, PO Filocalia has arrived in Chiperceni village, Orhei region.

Within the beautiful winter campaign, PO Filocalia also reached 10 lonely elderly and 5 socially vulnerable families from Chiperceni village, Orhei region. We have seen joy in the eyes of the elderly, they are rarely visited and our visit made them smile. Some have complained about a hard life, others told us how glad they were having children, but they were busy working abroad and rarely cross their threshold. Visiting the families, we have better understood what it meant to be a large and united family, where, despite difficulties, there is good education and harmony. Of course, our Santa brought some gifts and some necessary small things for the households. Thanks to everyone involved in the campaign!

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This year, “Filocalia’s Santa Claus has also visited Salcuta village, Causeni region!

This year, “Filocalia’s Santa Claus has also visited Salcuta village, Causeni region. Thus 10 lonely elderly and 5 socially vulnerable families received packages of food, sweets, fruit and toys for children. Of course, there was a lot of joy in their eyes, especially as they saw the good old Santa entering their homes. We thank our great volunteers for their involvement.

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Another wonderful destination of our winter charity campaign!

Gifts were also received by 15 solitary elderly and 11 families from the village of Cotiujenii Mari, Soldanesti region. Beneficiaries have received packs of food, fruit, sweets, toys and clothes. We left them them with good words and hugs, but most importantly, their faces were enlightened. We thank our volunteers Alexei and Mihaela Ursachi for the financial donation that made it possible to transport the gifts to the beneficiaries but also to everyone involved in the campaign!

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The second destination of the campaign, “Be a Santa for someone”, the 7th edition!

PO Filocalia visited the beneficiaries in the village of Coşniţa, Dubăsari region. We have seen many sad elderly complain about loneliness and their hard life, and faces of children full of hope for a better living. Thus, 15 lonely elders and 10 socially vulnerable families received packets of food, sweet gifts, toys, fruits and clothes. We were accompanied by our international volunteer from France – Frank, whom we thank for his efforts. We also thank all those involved in the campaign!

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The first destination of the campaign, “Be a Santa for someone”, the 7th edition!

The PO’s “Filocalia” team visited the first beneficiaries of the campaign “Be a Santa for someone”, the 7th edition. Loaded with gifts and prepared for several winter master classes, our volunteers were welcomed with warmth and joy by 38 children with hearing disability from Harbovat Boarding school, from Calarasi. At the end of our meeting, we managed to collect many hugs and sincere smiles. This mission was a success thanks to people of good faith who came up with donations for these children.

We are very grateful to the VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP from Austria and also to individuals: Elena Maxim, Tatiana Lupacescu, Corina Sansonnens, Semira Touzi, Marcia Daenzer and Moldovan diaspora from Switzerland for their donations.

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Campaign ,,Be a Santa for someone!” 7 edition

Winter holidays are coming and the time is right to stand by those less fortunate!
Christmas is the celebration of joy, gifts, childhood and fulfilled hopes. It is the time for opening our hearts: we must open our doors to those in need and help them forget their sorrows.That is why the Association “FILOCALIA” comes with the desire to make happier some sad and lonely people and invites you to join us and together to offer them a brighter Christmas.

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Help the bell ring for every child!

All children have the right to have access to quality education and a decent life; for a country to prosper a good educational system needs to be in place. In order to abolish discrimination between social classes, in order to start seeing people equal, we suggest destroying the walls between children of the same age. Those children have equal rights, but unfortunately unequal possibilities. Thereby, PO “Filocalia” launches the 6 edition of the Social Assistance campaign: “Help the bell ring for every child”, between the 7 August and 30 September 2017. The purpose of the campaign is to help children from unprivileged and socially vulnerable families from Moldova (small income, many children, mono-parental) to better integrate into the educational system, through collecting and distributing school supplies, backpacks and material aid.