Supporting Neglected & Disadvantaged Children in Romania


Another year has gone by and Open Hands has continued to bring love, hope and change to impoverished children. With your support we are breaking poverty circles and transforming the lives of the most destitute children of Romania.

Soon it is Christmas again. A time we usually spend with our loved ones, sharing good food, wine and gifts. I love the warmth and cosiness Christmas brings, however some years I found that excessive receiving had left me dissatisfied and empty. It was only after spending time with the children in Romania that I felt the spirit of Christmas truly come alive. Spending time giving to those less fortunate was by far the most meaningful and fulfilling Christmases I had experienced.

In my experience Christmas is our biggest chance to bring love to those who have been neglected and forgotten. Each year we visit poor communities and give out the Christmas boxes which were lovingly prepared by our sponsors, by doing so we give children the only gifts they will receive all year.

MThese children enjoy receiving the boxes immensely but their eyes tell us so much more than that. Their eyes tell us: ‘Thank you for remembering me, thank you for coming here, thank you for spending time with me’. I have entered so many homes which are places of extreme poverty and destitution; tiny spaces without food, running water or light. By visiting these little ones they know that someone loves them, that they have not been forgotten.

This year we want to give a special Christmas again to those children who do not receive anything at all. As well as distributing the Shoe Boxes, we would like to give the children a beautiful Christmas party. Usually the children don't get to celebrate Christmas but these past years we changed that by preparing feasts for them.  Our Christmas parties are special occasions which the children enjoy so much: A catering service will prepare a three course meal, there will be activities, songs, games and of course a beautiful tree with presents.    M1                                                                    

Please enable us to give our children another beautiful Christmas this year by giving towards our Shoe Box distribution and Christmas Parties. You can donate securely here.

Thank you for your dedicated support and for enabling us to bring much hope and happiness to the forgotten children of Romania. Your contributions are changing young lives.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas time filled with love and peace,

Rebekka & Team


Registered Charity Number 1136482


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English Office

Wellgreen Lane
Kingston/ Lewes
East Sussex ¦ BN7 3NS

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

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