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Archive for February, 2017

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Let’s go for pancakes!

At 24 February PO Filocalia has organized a master class for the creation of handmade Martisors – symbols of spring. The event happened at the Resource center from Cosninta village, Dubaari region. Children learned to make various types of Martisors and by the end of the day everybody was involved in a joint work – a big traditional handmade Martisor. Later in the day a great meal with delicious pancakes followed, all was prepared by our volunteers for the children from the Center. It happened on the white Friday of the holy week.

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A Spring festive event for the beneficiaries of the Boarding school no 5 from Chisinau!

Because the weather is great and summer is close, PO Filocalia together with our devoted volunteer Iuliana Grigoriţă have organized for the beneficiaries of the Boarding school no 5 from Chisinau a concert to celebrate the Spring holidays. Children have sang, listened and danced under great songs about childhood, love for mothers, spring and were very participative and full of smiles. At the end of the day our volunteers shared symbolic gifts to every child. Gifts were made by children from the Social center „St. Filaret the merciful” from Costesti village, Ialoveni region. Also they have received sweets.

Many thanks go to Grigorita family for the involvement in this event!

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A Spring festive event for the beneficiaries of the Boarding school no 5 from Chisinau!

Between 20 February and 31 March 2017, P.O. „FILOCALIA” has organized a Campaign for collecting material aid like food products, hygiene products, other donatins… for solitary elderly and people with disabilities from a few localities of the country. The name chosen for the campaign is ”YOUR HELP WIPES A TEAR”.

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Results of the campaign “Be a Santa for someone!” 6 edition

“Practicing charity will bind us – will bind all people and make them brothers”

Conrad Hilton

Christmas is a time when we ignite the candle of good will in our hearts and we become more aware of the problems of those around us, offering them care and joy. Starting with the idea that everybody deserves to receive joy during the winter holidays, PO „Filocalia”, hoping to bring a smile on as many faces as possible, has initiated between 20 November 2016 and 20 January this year, the charity campaign „Be a Santa for someone”, the 6 edition. The purpose of this event was to help many people in need, socially vulnerable people and to develop the concept „Gift from gift”, reminding those who live with no needs that there are people out there who really need our support. This year we had the longest campaign ever, organized by PO „Filocalia”. We had to change twice the end date of the campaign because of the high interest of different people to support our cause. We have met many people who were ready to involve without expecting anything in return! It is not so hard to do good and for this you don’t need to be a millionaire, the desire and the empathy are the most important triggers. In our campaign many donors have proven that the poverty problem was something they knew and they were eager to contribute. With the help of great people we managed to organize more activities than we have initially planned. Thereby, the beneficiaries of our winter campaign this year were: 700 children, 100 poor families, 60 elderly from the following regions: Costeşti, Ialoveni;  Coșnița, Dubăsari; Congaz, Comrat;  Hârbovăț, Călărași;  Grozești, Nisporeni;  Zgurița, Drochia; Zaim, Căușeni;  Drăgușeni, Strășeni;  Cotiujenii Mari, Șoldănești;  Șoldănești;  Sângera; Chișinău; and Comrat.  After Filocalia have launched this year’s campaign, not only grownups reacted (people who understand life problems), but also children – young volunteers of Filocalia. We are also very pleased about the active involvement of international volunteers in our events. Special thanks for the involvement of Cecilie Ahlburg from Danemark, Fiona Albala and Eva Ferrer from France and Moe Niitsu from Japan.