The winter holidays come with great excitement for most of us. The joy of giving and being with loved ones brings us warmth, fulfillment, and gratitude. However, there are some families in the Suceava community that are unable to enjoy the magic of Christmas because of material deprivation. Parents struggle to provide a holiday dinner. Children, who may not yet understand the difficulties in life, believe that Santa Claus forgot to visit their homes.
This holiday season, Fundația Umanitară ASSIST aimed to bring joy into the homes of disadvantaged families. At the beginning of December, we started a fundraising campaign to provide basic necessities for all members of these families. The beneficiary families were from Suceava, Burdujeni Sat, Grigorești, Fetești, Mitocul Dragomirnei and Pătrăuți. Their greatest need was food for the Christmas meal. Also needed were medicines, clothes, shoes, hygiene products and toys.
Our volunteers proved to be reliable helpers of Santa Claus! On 22 December, they went throughout the town and surrounding area to hand out the carefully prepared presents. The total value of the donations was 16,000 lei. Thanks to those who showed their empathy and donated to this cause, 74 parents and children from Suceava county had a more peaceful and beautiful holiday. We are deeply grateful to those who chose to share the joy of Christmas with the less fortunate.