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United Way Romania joins Giving Tuesday and aims to raise € 2,000 in one day

by United Way Romania Foundation November 26, 2019

On Giving Tuesday, any of us has something to offer to those in need: time, money, goods or skills.

If we have shopping days in November - Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday, we also have a day of goodwill. A time when we encourage generosity and social involvement, in order to support the less fortunate. This is the idea that gave birth to Giving Tuesday, launched worldwide in 2012, which has gradually become an international movement adopted in over 150 countries. In Romania, GivingTuesday has been celebrated for the first time in 2017.

Giving Tuesday is usually on the last Tuesday of November or the first Tuesday of December. This year, is December 3rd.

United Way Romania challenges you! On Giving Tuesday, do a good deed and help the deprived children to continue their education. School abandonment is a problem of the whole society. When a poor child has no clothes and food, no desk or place to do her or his homework and no parents to help, the risk of school dropout is huge. Our aim for Giving Tuesday 2019 - on December 3rd - is to raise money so we can equip a class of poor children with winter clothes, so they don’t suffer from cold, when they go to school. We want and we can, with the help of the most generous of you, raise 2000 euros, through 1000 SMS of 2 euros each.

You can do a good deed, too: on Tuesday, December 3rd, send VIITOR via SMS to 8844 and donate 2 euros, so that a disadvantaged child can go to school. If we receive 1000 SMS on December 3rd, we manage to equip a class of children with thick winter clothes.

On Tuesday, December 3rd, be with us, give something back to the community you are a part of and encourage your friends to do the same!

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About United Way Romania

United Way Romania supports social programs and initiatives that improve the lives of deprived children, adults and elderly people. United Way Romania’s activity focuses on the three directions that build the foundation of a thriving community: access to quality education, good health services and sufficient income to support a family. The organization acts as a community organizer, mobilizing an extensive network of community partners - NGOs, companies, public institutions, civil society leaders, donors and volunteers - to coordinate their efforts, in order to generate a collective impact. United Way Romania programs annually support over 10,500 people in difficulty, with the support of more than 3,000 individual donors, 36 major donors, 70 companies and over 1,000 volunteers.

United Way Romania is affiliated with United Way Worldwide, a network of nearly 1,800 local organizations in over 40 countries. Every year, partner companies around the world and their employees, donors and volunteers contribute over $ 5 billion and 25 million volunteer hours to help people in difficulty have a better life.

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