BENEFITING: HEARTS ACROSS ROMANIA FOUNDATION
Once children in orphanages reach the age of 18—if they are no longer in school—they must leave the institutions for life on their own. Hearts Across Romania has always had concerns about these children, many of whom are not prepared for independent living and lack the resources or skills to make it in the real world. The organization “A Step to the Future” (UPSV), one of Hearts Across Romania’s collaborators, was successful in acquiring (from the local Brasov authorities) an entire building that will be remodeled into a multipurpose facility. Please watch this video that better illustrates the actual state of the building and the plans to remodel it a multifunctional facility that will provide a clean, safe living environment for the young people that must leave the orphanages. The facility will also be used as a place those for those needing emergency housing and will have rooms for international volunteers. This is a very ambitious project and the organization “A Step to the Future” needs help to accomplish it. Donations are always welcome, but, once the renovations start, travelling to Romania with a volunteer work team will also speed up the completion of this project.