Link To Hope
Registered Charity Number: 1069722
Worthing, West Sussex
Link to Hope– The Organisation
Established in 1991 Link to Hope is a Christian charity working with a variety of nationals on a range of projects throughout Eastern Europe. Link to Hope’s success and good reputation is based on 23 years of dedication by a range of individuals who have a heart for Eastern Europe and wants to offer the hand of friendship, finance and knowledge to the people of these countries to lift them out of poverty. Link to Hope currently works with nationals in Albania (N), Moldova (NE) and Romania (NE), Bulgaria (N) and the Ukraine (S & W). It also sends Christmas Shoeboxes to all of those countries.
Life in Eastern Europe is very hard. The countries that have succeeded in entry to the EU many people, especially the young, have the opportunities that their parents could only dream of. For those of low or no literacy existing in poor housing they still struggle with poverty, illness, lack of money, unemployment etc. Tragically their children are born and raised to live in the same way and continue to exist in a circle of poverty they can never escape from.
Link to Hope’s aim is to combat poverty and give humanitarian aid and has special concern for the most disadvantaged.
The poorest – especially people struggling to survive in poor villages that lack basic amenities.
Most vulnerable – especially children and the most marginalised.
Most exploited – the families and individuals who are at the mercy of authorities and circumstances that they have no control over
Link to Hope’s vision is that one day every person in Eastern Europe will have a safe environment to live in and access to basic healthcare, human rights, employment and education.
Missions and methods
Link to Hope’s is working towards its vision by supporting two particular areas of need:-
Our aim is to combat poverty through education. We work with children and young people through our Kindergarten in Iasi, Romania and the Emmaus Club in Dancu Moldova. Both projects aim to target marginalised and poor children who struggle with normal schooling or because of their background or ethnic origin are marginalised and drop out. The kindergarten teaches children from Dallas Shanty Town between 4-7ears and the Emmaus Club targets children with special needs who need extra help to keep them in schools. We also support adult education and training with our Farm of Hope project for ex-orphanage young men.
Community development and social work
Our aim is to promote family cohesion and the inclusion of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups into society. In Romania we work with families and their children some of whom live in Dallas Shanty town. We go and meet with them regularly to extend help and advice to those that others would ignore. The team also helps with medical and dental bills, official paperwork, repairing of homes, helping with fuel in the winter etc. Our projects in Moldova include the Inn of Love, a ‘meals on wheels’ service to the very poorest and elderly in Dancu to provide food and friendship. In addition the building of a Soup Kitchen in the village of Cosnita to feed between 50 -100 of the poorest residents.
Why is Link to Hope uniquely placed to deliver help to Eastern Europe?
Link to Hope and it’s associated projects have a track record of working within the Eastern European it serves. Demonstrating care and understanding as well as aiming to provide practical and financial help to those most in need.
Link To Hope
Phone: 01903 529333
Fax: 01903 529007
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