The impact our Organization has on the community within which it operates is given also by the national recognitions is has received in time, a clear evidence of the involvement and the seriousness with which adoption and social assistance issues are dealt with.
2012: First Prize - Category IMPACT, Civil Society Gala
The project "Reset the System - A family for every abandoned child!" received the highest honor in the category Impact of the Civil Society Gala, for its best vision, strategy and long-term impact on the beneficiaries. The project’s goal was to increase the accountability and awareness on the phenomenon of extreme abandonment of children in hospitals in Romania, children severely neglected by the healthcare and social protection systems, a nationwide problem.
2012: Second Prize - Category ADVOCACY OF INDIVIDUAL / COLLECTIVE RIGHTS, Civil Society Gala
The project "Reset the System - A family for every abandoned child!" received the second place in the category Advocacy of individual/collective right of the Civil Society Gala, for advocating and protecting the rights of children not included in the social services system. The project’s goal was to increase the accountability and awareness on the phenomenon of extreme abandonment of children in hospitals in Romania, children severely neglected by the healthcare and social protection systems, a nationwide problem.
2013: Award "Ten Outstanding Women" - Click for Women Campaign, Third Edition
Simona Czudar, the CEO of our Association, has received the "Ten outstanding women" awarded for her relentless fight that more families wishing to adopt benefit from psychological and legal support, at the same time addressing the public authorities the issues regarding the little children trapped in the social assistance system and providing solutions for this problem.
2013: Nomination - "The Inferno of the Forgotten Children", an Antena 3 investigation under the "Reset the System" in the 2013 AIB Awards final in London
2013: Nomination People for People Gala – ARC Romania, Xth Edition
People for People Gala awarded on November 13, 2013 in Bucharest, within its tenth edition, the most generous and involved Romanians. This year, the impact of the 120 winners and nominees meant voluntary and donations totaling nearly 14 million euro (62,132,881 lei). In this Gale, two members of our Association had the honor of being nominated.
Category 'Best volunteer fundraiser' - Elena Spiridon - for the empowerment and community mobilization in the rehabilitation of the recovery ward of the 'St. Mary' Emergency Hospital for Children in Iasi, where, as a result of the project, the hospital conditions for the children abandoned and/or in social risk have been radically improved.
Category 'Best involved director/member of board of directors in fundraising' - Executive Director Simona Czudar – for her continual struggle within the campaign "Do Not Waste Time. Change a Life. Adopt a Child.", which aims to increase the number of families willing to adopt, but also the number of children adopted.
2013: "Alpha Personality" Award - Annual Conference of the Alpha Community Members
Simona Czudar, Executive Director of our Association, received the "Alpha Personality" Award for her alpha attitude, by positively influencing through personal example the beneficiaries of the organization’s projects.
Read more about the concept of Alpha Personality HERE (Romanian only).
2013 - 'Volunteer of the Year in the Social Services' Award - National Volunteer Gala – Volum Federation
Ionut Spiridon received the 'Volunteer of the Year in the Social Services' award in the National Volunteer Gala organized by the Volum Federation.
National Volunteer Gala is an annual event that offers a place of honor to volunteers in Romania, a well-deserved public recognition of people who consistently give their time, energy and skills to help those in need.
The competition was supported by eight Ambassadors of Volunteering in Romania: Raed Arafat, Margareta Pâslaru, Damian Drăghici, Marius Manole, Irina Păcurariu, Călin Goia, Valeria Răcilă von Groningen, and Zoli Toth.
Read more about the awards HERE (Romanian only).