The Romanian NGO sector is more alive then ever, with initiatives helping with the fight against coronavirus. Code for Romania, by involving its community of volunteers, has developed RoHelp.ro, a complete digital platform made available to NGOs actively involved in limiting the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic in order to collect the resources they need.
By integrating Netopia’s online payment processor into the platform, RoHelp.ro helps eligible registered organizations to directly collect, without other intermediaries or hidden costs, the financial resources they need.
To this unique facility is added the possibility to request and receive material resources and volunteers directly through the RoHelp.ro platform. The needs of all organizations available on the platform can be viewed according to the emergency and the geographical location.
The RoHelp.ro platform is built with the support and help of the Romanian American Foundation, ING Bank and the Vodafone Romania Foundation in partnership with the Government of Romania through the Romanian Digitization Authority, the Emergency Department and the Federation of Community Foundations in Romania.
RoHelp is open to all associations and foundations legally established in Romania that carry out activities to alleviate the crisis generated by the COVID-19 epidemic. To ensure that each of us donates reaches and is used for the purpose for which it was requested, Code for Romania in partnership with the Federation of Community Foundations of Romania has developed a clear regulation and a transparent validation and reporting system that can be consulted at here. Together with our partners we will ensure that the platform is managed for the benefit of the company.
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“The Federation of Community Foundations of Romania joins the efforts of Code for Romania and the Department of Emergency Situations in the construction of the RoHelp.ro platform to facilitate the connection between the donors, individual and corporate, and the needs of local communities, whether we are talking about county and city hospitals or vulnerable people. Mobilizing the network of good is essential in this endeavor, and for years we have known how important the activity of non-governmental organizations is in meeting the needs as they are, ”says Luiza Zamora, Coordinator of the Ţiintesescu Fund, the Federation of Community Foundations in Romania
NGOs that are already present on the RoHelp.ro platform at launch, listed alphabetically: Asociația Beard Brothers, Asociația Pe Stop, Asociația Zi de bine, Crucea Roșie România, Dăruiește Aripi, Federația Asociatiilor Bolnavilor de Cancer din România, Federația Tinerilor din Bacău, Fundația Comunitară Alba, Fundația Comunitară Bacau, Fundația Comunitară Banatul Montan, Fundația Comunitară Brașov, Fundația Comunitară București, Fundația Comunitară Cluj, Fundația Comunitară Dâmbovița, Fundația Comunitară din Odorheiu Secuiesc, Fundația Comunitară Galati, Fundația Comunitară Iași, Fundația Comunitară Mureș, Fundația Comunitară Oradea, Fundația Comunitară Prahova, Fundația Comunitară Țara Făgărașului, Fundația Comunitară Timișoara, Fundația Comunitară Vâlcea, Fundația de Sprijin Comunitar, Fundația Regală Margareta a României, Rădăuțiul Civic, Salvați Copiii, Societatea Studenților în Medicină București.