Help The Children

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Raised by 13 people in 46 months
This charity was set up specifically to support families in Romania who have children infected with HIV/AIDS. The problem of HIV/AIDS-infected children is very widespread in Romania. In the late 1990s, Romania had over 50% of European paediatric AIDS cases. Many of these children have since died, while the survivors among them are now in their early twenties. We are also now caring for 24 cases of recently infected HIV-positive children under 12 years of age.

Everyone’s Child – Romania is an organisation founded on the Christian belief that these children are everyone’s responsibility. The organisation has been set up and is being run by Christians (as well as non-Christian friends) from various churches in Wales and the U.K.

We are a small cahrity used to work with a small community for support, but our work is hard and raising enough money can be very difficult. We are hoping that through this website and the kindness of others we can help raise enough money to allow the charity to operate better, stronger, helping more families and with greater results. 

Please donate what you can and help us in our mission. Every penny is appreciated. 

The charity has been in operation since March 2000 and during this time Paul has witnessed the loss of a large number of children and young adults. Sadly, as one child dies, there is another ready to take their place in this much-needed programme of care.

The families and children in Romania cared for by Paul and his team have so little to begin with, and then their child is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. When you have young children and families of your own you can’t begin to imagine how life is for them.

We are mindful that without the continuing support of so many in our community, both financially and prayerfully, we as a charity would not be able to continue to carry out our work in this way.

We Provide....

Organisational help.
Supporting families who have HIV/AIDS infected children by supplying material, financial and medical assistance (not anti–viral medication).

Providing both material and counselling support to the families at times of particular need e.g. bereavement.

Providing educational support together with the Local Education Authority

setting up an educational programme for the whole community on ‘Living with HIV/AIDS’
re-introducing children with HIV into the education system
Providing information to the families on the financial/material support available from the local government bodies

Together with a local convent we have set up a Respite Care collaboration. Here families with severely sick and/or handicapped children can find some peace and relief from their normal lives.

Care in the community.
The inital aim of setting up a Care in the Community Project is extremely cost-effective in that many families over a wide area can be helped with minimal expenditure. The facilities needed to set up and run such a project are basic; a stores deposit, a vehicle and one small apartment.

The cost of salaries is kept low because few personnel are needed. Expenses are low because of volunteer staff and donated materials; this mean that costs in Wales and the UK are minimal.

At the present, Paul is concentrating all his efforts on caring for around 50 families aiming to support them continuously over a long period.

The main projects that have developed from the initial Care in the Community Project are:

Family Greenhouse Project – see photo above
Food Self Sufficiency Project – buy goats, incubators, and crops
Small Group Therapy/Occupational Therapy Project – to resolve psycho-social issues
After-school Initiative – source training/further education/work for the older clients

Activities for the children.
Because our clients walk a razor’s edge between life and death it is so important that we balance the practical help with some joy. So depending on the time of year we try to bring a little light to our little lights.

This care includes treats for the children such as trips and picnics. Also a special birthday gift and a Christmas party.

We value everyone’s support and if you feel able to support the work of Everyone’s Child – Romania we would be so pleased to hear from you.

Check out our website

And Facebook page

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Update 2
Posted by Daniel J. Harris
27 months ago
Hi all - we are still here and still in need of support. Our Cycle Marathon is taking place soon and all donations are welcome.
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Update 1
Posted by Daniel J. Harris
41 months ago
We are still active and looking for donations. Please help us to help the children that need us most in Romania.
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£832 of £50,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 46 months
Created April 4, 2015
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Laura Jenkins
13 months ago
Daniel Harris
13 months ago
Suzanne Peebles
13 months ago
Abbie Wightwick
14 months ago
Kat Latet
15 months ago
Rosz Jago
27 months ago
Anca Rusmanica
35 months ago
John & Jill Grace
36 months ago

Your great work is admired Paul & Team. Hang in there!

Kat Ferguson-Mahan
38 months ago
David Hill
40 months ago
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