IWA  The International Women's Association of Bucharest

There are no strangers, just friends we haven't met yet.

IWA supports charitable organizations in the greater Bucharest area by providing grants
for short-term projects in order to improve the lives of disadvantaged Romanians.

IWA is a registered independent, voluntary, charitable, non-profit and non-political organization.

CHARITY COMMITTEE

All IWA members are invited to participate in the Charity Committee. We meet monthly from September through June, usually on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. We'd be happy to explain how we work, and we would love to have you join us. For more information please contact: charity.iwabucharest@gmail.com

Please note that you are welcome to invite any registered NGO to apply for a grant meeting our criteria.

 

FUNDING

IWA Charity Grants are funded by donations from the community. 

Please consider donating directly, or through your Romanian taxes.

We also need your participation in our annual fundraiser, the Multicultural Charity Christmas Bazaar. Held every December at RomExpo, the Bazaar is a wonderful day of shopping and eating and entertainment. Generous support from embassies, businesses and volunteers allows us all to come together to make a positive difference! 

click here to visit our
Christmas Bazaar page!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

click charity name to link to their website
and please email us other opportunities

Light into Europe
Looking for long and short term volunteers to foster Guide Dogs for the Blind in Training
contact: Rob Bousie
robbousie@lightintoeurope.org

Our Lady of Mercy (Sister Rose)

Fall Volunteer needs: Please help our Creative group: handcrafts, sewing, crochet, etc. with a group of senior ladies. The group meets once or twice a month from 10:00-13:00 hrs at Str. Popa Nicolae nr.6; Bl.23; Sc.2 Et 1; apt 23; Sector 2.  Please also save the date for Our Lady of Mercy's Christmas Bazaar on 6 December 2017 from 10:00-13:00 hrs. For more information please contact Sister Rose: sisterrosecarmel@hotmail.com or Samhil: samhilg@yahoo.com 

General Volunteer needs: sewing and handwork with the Creative Group, play games with seniors, go shopping, assist with outings and deliveries, office support, and offer friendship and psychological support. (Romanian language is helpful but not required. Depending on the activity; our current helpers speak English, French and Italian.)

Fundatia Inocenti

Do you love babies? Do you love children? Volunteers always needed to spend time with babies/toddler who are in long term care.
contact Valentina Maghirescu
valentina.maghirescu@inocenti.ro

Touched Romania

Helps children and young mothers in difficulty through a variety of programs.
Many volunteers needed in different areas of Bucharest.
contact: Sfeatcu Stefan Catalin
stefan.s.catalin@gmail.com
0733 181 712


TO APPLY FOR A CHARITY GRANT

CLICK HERE

WHERE TO DONATE

IWA often receives special requests from charities needing specific items - please email us charity.iwabucharest@gmail.com

All items you donate to charities should be CLEAN and in GOOD CONDITION. Please make sure all food is unopened and not expired.

The following charities always welcome donations - please contact them directly before donating.

click  name to be taken to their website

please email us other suggestions


 Our Lady of Mercy (Sister Rose)
Needs clothing and household items, school supplies, diapers, personal care supplies, packaged food and more. 


public photos from some of our sponsored NGO's:

 IWA Charity Grants
 (Projects in Progress)
September 2016 to June 2017

ORGANIZATIA SUEDEZA PENTRU AJUTOR UNMANITAR
http://www.organizatia-suedeza.ro/
Amount funded - 7566 lei for therapeutic tools for elderly

ASOCIAŢIA DATINI EDUCATIE CULTURA-GAUJANI
www.facebook.com/people/Asociatia-Datini-Educatie-Cultura-Gaujani/100007245541743
Amount granted 25000 oleig for building materials.  Project to upgrade community center for teaching handicraft skills.  Volunteers completed the work over the summer.

ASOCIAŢIA VALENTINA ROMÂNIA (MIA)
www.valentina-romania.ro
Amount funded – 6000 lei for sewing equipment    

ASOCIAȚIA DR. MAMULEA
www.drmamulea.ro
Amount funded:  25000 lei for medical equipment for Grigore Alexandrescu Hospital 

ASOCIATIA FDP
Școala Socială Sportivă
Fundația Real Madrid București
www.fdpscoalasociala.ro
amount funded: 4000 lei for sports items
 
MERCI CHARITY
www.mercicharity.ro
Amount funded – 21627 RON for generator and air filter for mobile Dental Clinic

REMESH – Ateliere Fara Frontiere
www.atelierefarafrontiere.ro/remesh-socialwar
Amount requested: 23,500 lei (€4995)  
          
JESUIT REFUGEE SERVICES
www.jrsromania.org
Amount funded – 25000 lei for central heating, beds & mattresses

Charity Grants
September 2015 to June 2016

Spitalul Militar (Miltary Hospital)
IWA paid for specialized medical equipment to treat burn victims after the Colectiv tragedy. The Versajet Machine will continue to be used by doctors to treat wounds at this public hospital.108000 RON donated.

Asociatia Free 
Reaches out to women and children trapped in the sex trade. Funds were used to furnish a shelter as well as items to be used for skills development. 4500 RON donated.


Casa Ioana
Provides shelter and services for women and children experiencing domestic abuse and family homelessness in Bucharest. Funds were used to purchase items for the shelter (bedding, kitchen supplies, furniture). 25000 RON donated


Asociatia de Medicina Pentru Sanatate Publica
Serves children with ongoing and long-term medical treatments with occupational therapies, psychological assistance and various other supportive services to children. IWA grant purchased items to help furnish patients play room. 9000 RON donated.

Asociatia Sfantul Stefan
Assists children with severe neurological damage and motor impairments by using specialized medical equipment (sensory therapy). Funds were used to refurbish existing space and furnish living quarters for the patients. 25000 RON donated


Asociația de Terapie Comportamentală Aplicat
Supports children diagnosed with Autism specialized treatments to improve social integration and communication development. Our charity grant was used to purchase interactive materials and equipment to help stimulate development. 20000 RON.


Casa Shalom
Provides shelter and opportunities for young ladies’ victims of human trafficking. Funds were used to purchase items used to teach cosmetology skills, jewelry making, culinary skills, and other trades.   25000 RON donated.


Nightingale Children Project
Provides housing for children infected with HIV/AIDS and prevention of young men and women getting involved in prostitution and trafficking. Funds were used to purchase kitchen equipment.  24000 RON donated.

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