Heaven’s Key Association, Galateni, Teleorman, Romania

Site Progress to Date

In the fall of 2016, the Heaven’s Key Association was started, and it began to provide a meal every week to vulnerable children in the community. Because of the daily need identified through this program, they started in October 2018, to prepare a daily hot meal in the small kitchen of a church, where they prepare 50 meals for elderly people with low pensions, elderly people who have been abandoned, and for 5 children from two vulnerable families. The 50 daily portions consist of a main course and are packed in small cases with lids. Father Daniel started the project of constructing a social center with a canteen and dining room to serve 100 vulnerable people, giving them a shelter and a daily meal.

SPOC Contributions

A total of $26,000 has been granted to the association starting in 2021 until October of 2022. The financial support has been granted towards housing expenses with children and elderly people which are under the observation of the association, covering association expenses such as medical consultation, teaching classes, interactive games, temporary hosting, food, clothing, and expenses towards the construction of the new social center.