The work of the charity in Romania continues, however, our location close to the Ukrainian border places us in an ideal position to assist in the needs of the refugees from Ukraine and those affected by the Russian invasion.
Funds for our Ukrainian support are ring-fenced from our everyday work, making sure all the money you donate is used most effectively for those affected by the war in Ukraine. One way to donate is our JustGiving page.
Showing We Care
Many of the refugees have travelled for days in challenging conditions and need somewhere safe to sleep and refresh, ready for the next stage of their journey. At our charity site, we have spare accommodation we are using, and many people are taking families into their own homes.
In the early stages of the war, nearly 20,000 Indian medical students were evacuated and housed in a Romanian sports hall by a local village mayor. Many Romanians came to their aid, and we joined them. We were able to provide fuel for heating, SIM cards and medications. A key element in our help was moving through the crowd slowly and listening to their stories.
Helping with Travel - 1
Many people across Europe have sponsored travel, including some of the train and bus companies, but it is still a massive task getting people to the right place at the right time. This was a group travelling to Germany. We were able to provide overnight accommodation and transport to the pickup site.
Helping with Travel - 2
Having travelled to and from Romania some 50 times, flying and driving, we have significant experience in getting to places and have been able to use our expertise to help others. This train was provided free by the Romanian National Train Service to the refugees. Many people are in a state of shock and find it difficult to make rational decisions about getting places; We were able to help families and contact loved ones across Europe to ensure they met up and were safe.
Partnering with Others
It has been incredible sharing the care, and it is essential to play to our strengths and allow others to do what they are good at.
Fight for Freedom are one such group, and we were happy to sponsor the purchase of some aid for them to deliver across the border into Ukraine. We visited their base near Suceava, and they are a group with a passion for helping.
Built on land purchased by the charity, we have several house supporting 8 families and many children
There are many ways you can support us. The most simple is donating funds to help us continue the work we are doing – if you are interested in donating you can use the Paypal link below or use these bank details to transfer funds electronically
Sort Code: 55-91-00 Account Number: 12629251
or alternatively send cheques made payable to Hands of Hope to –
c/o Chris & Ruth Baker,
Hands of Hope,
14 Hawarden Avenue,
Douglas IM1 4BS,
Isle of Man.
Asociația Lumina Pentru Copii
Our partner charity in Romania is "Asociația Lumina Pentru Copii" (Light for Children)
Partenerul nostru în Romania este Asociația Lumina pentru Copii“ în Șendriceni, jud. Botoșani
3,5% DIN IMPOZITUL PE VENIT
Impreună putem oferi unori copii minunați o șansă mai bună pentru viitor!
Dacă eşti salariat, poţi direcţiona 3,5% din impozitul anual pe venit către Asociația Lumina pentru Copii! Este foarte simplu și nu te costă nimic!
2. COMPLETEAZĂ și SEMNEAZĂ formularul
Este nevoie doar să completezi de mână, cu majuscule, secțiunea I a formularului, care conține datele tale de identificare și să semnezi la Semnătura contribuabilului. Datele Asociației Lumina pentru Copii sunt precompletate. Nu este necesară specificarea sumei (instituția fiscală o va calcula și o va vira conform legii) și nici atașarea Fișei Fiscale.
3. DEPUNE formularul completat
La ANAF (aici ai lista administrațiilor) din localitatea de domiciliu, personal sau prin poștă (scrisoare recomandată cu confirmare de primire).
Sau direct la Asociația Lumina pentru Copii, Str. Sucevei nr. 15, 717380 Șendriceni, jud. Botoșani
Pentru mai multe detalii, ne poți contacta la [email protected]
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Working with the disadvantaged
Where do you work?
We've visited all over Romania, but specifically we work in the Botosani / Dorohoi areas of North East Romania
Your funds help children and families reach their full potential
Currently in the Isle of Man we have six trustees
and in Romania Chris and Ruth Baker are 2 of the trustees of our partner charity Lumina Pentru Copii
Isle of Man
Chris & Ruth Baker, Chris & Gill Kirk, Amy Baker & Heidi Baker
Chris & Ruth Baker