Supporting Neglected & Disadvantaged Children in Romania


Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2016 Shoe Box Appeal. We received a total of 771 boxes which we distributed amongst the poor. Lots of beautiful pictures are available on our Open Hands Facebook page and very soon on our new Media section on this website as well.

main2Each 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.

blogOur 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.

fundraisingWe 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!

Registered Charity Number 1136482


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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