Supporting Neglected & Disadvantaged Children in Romania


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Open Hands is a registered charity in the UK and Romania that supports neglected and disadvantaged children in Romania. After witnessing the appalling living conditions of abandoned and destitute children we became determined to offer an escape route for the children. Open Hands was formed in 2010 and today we support the poorest and most disadvantaged children in Romania; our aim is to provide for those without a loving family, secure home and education. Our motivation is to be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. As we continue to reach out to more children in need, we ask you to consider making a donation to enable us to transform even more lives.

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Open Hands the Interview

This film was produced by ART des Lebens. ART des Lebens supports charitable organisations such as Open Hands to raise awareness of their valuable work.

Latest News

24th October 2016

Each year Open Hands runs a popular shoe box appeal where you fill a box with lovely gifts for a child living in poverty in Romania. Many of the children we deliver shoe boxes to will receive nothing else all year, so it is a great practical and fun way to bring the joy of Christmas into a child's life.

PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE FOR SHOEBOXES THIS YEAR IS SUNDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2016. For further information about the shoe box appeal and to see what kind of things to pack in the shoebox please see our flyer.

25th September 2016

Our three Open Hands Musketeers Cees, Andrea & Leon are on the road again from Germany to Romania! Thank you to all who donated items for our children - lives are improved because of you! Winter boots and clothing will enable our children to walk to school. School materials will help them to learn and one day break free from poverty.

17th September 2016

We would like to thank Zeke and Ethan, two very special 10-year-olds, for completing an 8 mile biking challenge in aid of our children in Romania, raising £610! Well done boys - we are very moved by your commitment to bring change!

20th August 2016

A big thank you to Trinity Church Lewes and to everyone who came to support our Fundraiser last Saturday. It was a wonderful afternoon of good music, Cream Tea, Pimms and Open Hands!

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Registered Charity Number 1136482




English Office

Spindle Tree Cottage
Stockland Lane
Hadlow Down/ Uckfield
East Sussex ¦ TN22 4EA

phone: (0044) 7949766147

German Office

Open Hands
Andrea van Hoven
Hagener Str. 29
49377 Vechta

phone: +49 4441 9518875

Romanian Office

Suceava City
Zamca district ¦ No 5 Octav Bancila Street
29th block ¦ Staircase A ¦ Flat no.: 2

No.: 0040 740 239 964