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On August 25, PO “Filocalia” organized in the park „Valley of roses”, Chisinau, a special event for children-beneficiaries of the organization. We continued the tradition of the previous 2 years, which inspired us and motivated us to continue the collecting campaign for school supplies for children from socially vulnerable families, entitled “Help the bell ring for every child” . This campaign aims to give to the little ones from disadvantaged families the chance to go to school, to enjoy their childhood with their peers. One of our campaign mottoes is: “Together, with a pen, we can realize a dream.”
During the event we gathered 100 children from three villages: pupils and future pupils from the villages Cotiujenii Mari, Soldanesti region, Cosnita village, Dubasari region and Costesti village, Ialoveni region, for which we have prepared backpacks with school supplies and hygiene products.
Those attending the event were able to take pictures with volunteers of the organization, dressed fairy tale characters, were face-painted and had the opportunity to pose for a portrait. They also watched a great concert, where we gathered many talented people who were willing to contribute to our charity cause.
The event was opened with a wonderful recital offered by the Orchestra of the Ministry of Internal Affairs under the leadership of Lieutenant Oleg Cazacu. Priest Vasile Ciobanu, confessor of our organization came with the traditional blessing for those gathered.
Then came the symbolic “first sound” of the school bell, announcing the start of a new school year. Young and talented children from different regions of the country danced and sang. Folklore Ensemble “Haiducii” from the village of Costesti have demonstrated the richness of our national old songs. The band “Oscar”, Xenia Simenciuc and Daniel Cuibari delighted us with their presence and very special voice. Then we danced together with all the children gathered at the event.
During the feast, we gather the amount of 4574 lei, which will be used to purchase supplies for the rest of the children-beneficiaries included in our campaign from the following locations: Village Drăguşeni, Straseni region, Druta village, Rascani region, Grozesti village, Nisporeni region, Singera, Chisinau, Speia village, Grigoriopol region, Tepilova village, Soroca region, Zgurita village, Drochia region, Oniscani village, Calarasi region, Sipoteni village, Calarasi region.
Those who were with us until the end of the event, had a bright surprise: together with our loyal volunteers we lit 100 candles in shape of a bell as a symbol of a new beginning of the school year, and launched 15 flying lanterns as a symbol of the 15 regions where we donated and will donate up to September 5 packages of school supplies, candies and hygiene products.
This event was possible with the generous support of our partners and sponsors. We thank, first of all, Ms Ana Iurascu, from the LPA, City Hall, who supported us in all our actions. They have helped us so that children from the three villages had a small snack and ice cream.
Legal persons who have helped to organize this campaign and we thank them from the heart are:
• “St. Nicholas “s church from Costesti village, Ialoveni region
• National network of stores “Linella” – official partner
• Business and leisure center ATRIUM
• “IACOB LLC”
• “Hornet M.I.G.”
• “Franzeluta LLC.”.
We also thank individuals. Some of them wanted to remain anonymous. We respect their wish and our gratitude to them is not less than that for:
• Elena Sipina
• Corneliu Calancea
• brothers Cristina and Bogdan Ciobanu
• Veronica Minciuna
• Sergiu Filimon
• Constantin Cheianu
• Ilia Soroceanu and his colleagues.
For those who want to participate in this year’s campaign, we offer this opportunity, because until 31.08.2013 we continue to gather school supplies at the organization’s headquarter. Address: Sfatul Tarii 27, office 12 PO “Filocalia”.
Contact: 022 23 42 74 or 068177007
Details of the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hugUX-C_20&feature=youtu.be