Let’s volunteer not only for Christmas

Being a volunteer helps people become an improved version of themselves. I know that to be true – I would not be the person I am today without the years of volunteering behind me. That is why I always tell every single person I meet, to get involve in any cause they believe, because the pay off is pretty much priceless.

Such an event of volunteering happened here at Cluj Cowork last week. It all started a few weeks ago, when my lovely colleges decided to raise some money to help families in need, now that Christmas is almost here. So after a few email exchanges, some telephones and a night dedicated to shopping for the ones in need, we managed to make impressionable packages for 5 families. A huge help in this action were some amazing people from the World Vision Organization here in Cluj – because this is what they do on a daily basis- help people less fortunate.

In order to bring the experience to an end, we traveled to the families with a mini van and offered them what we prepared. The amount of emotion on the children’s faces when they saw their names on the bags, or the joy in a mother’s eyes when she was told she got a brand new washing machine …made this entire experience worth investing all this time and energy. We managed to make these families a better Christmas and we are very happy about it.

Below you can find some pictures, words can’t express all that much.

Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year. May 2017 bring you all the best.