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Smiles 100 Love Club

ECO - Elderly Centre Oradea
Following a £1million ($1.5million) investment to renovate an old building by the City of Oradea – Smiles were asked by the Mayor to manage the new centre for Social Services. Smiles agreed to operate an Elderly Care Home and secured a 10 year management contract from the Mayor of Oradea.

Emergency Housing Unit
This building was developed from the abandoned building of what use to be the Communist offices and Police station of the former communist state. Now it is a wonderful facility, providing shelter for families and individuals in need from facing domestic abuse or living on the streets.

Gepiu Community Project
The Smiles work at Gepiu is a total Community service project.
For 10 years we have provided excellent educational support to 30+ youngsters at the Community Centre each day. Now we provide transport support for 21 to attend High School in the city. In addition to supporting families in the village, we offer Lunches twice a month for the Elderly living within the area.
JFL - Joint Facility of Love - Salonta
Phase 1 - Care Home for the Elderly
Phase 2 - Centre for the Disabled

More than 14 years of working with Family Care in Romania has shown the desperate need for provision of a Nursing Home for the Elderly and a Centre for those living with Disability.
The Smiles Foundation is planning both!
Special Community Projects
The Salard Community
The work at Salard began 7 years ago when we were asked to respond to a tragedy of a house fire that destroyed the home and killed a 5 year old girl. As we worked to build a new home for the family we discovered many serious issues within the community that needed significant help. Smiles got involved and has since made some dramatic changes to the lives of the people.
The Rapa Community
The Smiles work in Rapa began through the Family Care project of supporting the families living in poverty. But without running water, sanitation or electricity life was far from acceptable but with crumbling mud-brick, rat-infested homes – led Smiles to undertake a major investment program to transform this impoverished community.

Smiles 200 Hope Club

Family Care Project
This is the Cornerstone project of the Foundation’s work in Romania. The first project where a commitment was made to visit and support the family each month. We need Sponsors for the Families to be supported and such sponsorship gives real ‘hope’ to those we assist.
Medical Project
Our medical support has changed over the years of operating in Romania. Now, most families are served by a GP local to their home. The problem is many cannot afford the Medication prescribed by the local doctor. Smile’s assists in every way we are able. We also finance some special medical services within our projects, which includes Cataract Surgeries and various Medical Tests often only available in other cities, outside Oradea.
Homeless Project
Smiles has worked with the Homeless for more than 10 years in one way or another. Now the project can provide a comprehensive service with a Project Manager, Social Worker, Doctor and many other important services to support those faced with a roof over their head or food on their table.
Housing Project
The needs uncovered in other projects in Smiles, demonstrated the importance of being able to assist families in need of a home of their own. Since 2002, Smiles has purchased many residential homes to give families hope and options for the future. Many families have already found support through the Residential Housing Project.
Many more await the opportunity provided through a sponsored home.
Sack of Smiles
The Smiles Christmas Project that really makes Smiles! Specially made Christmas Sacks filled with a specific list of items including clothing, hygiene, toys and sweets all purchased in Romania and distributed by those on the Smiles Mission Trips in December each year.

Smiles 400 Faith Club
Tileagd Community Complex
The Dream becomes a reality - The Official Opening.
A Report of this Historic Weekend in June 2008.
Tileagd Community Church
' And on this rock I will build my church.'
The Romanian Team with the puppets Children's Outreach
Our desire and program aims to teach the gospel very simply to children in villages where there is little access to the Gospel.
Dental Care Project
Dental Care is desperately lacking amongst all Romanians but inevitably, the poor suffer more than any others. Too many families and even young children only know of Dental treatment as being the extraction of the tooth causing them so much pain.
Vision Project
The Vision Project is in a position to provide low-cost glasses to the local community and make the difference between a life of poverty and a life of opportunity.
Special Community Projects
The Tileagd Roma (Gypsy) Community
Tileagd Community School
The school, built and operated with a Christian ethos, also provides a basic level of ministry for sharing the Gosple message of a loving Saviour and counselling for the many needs within this community.
Tileagd Children’s Centre - Nursery
The Tileagd Children’s Centre has also achieved our objective of integrating Romanian and Gypsy children who now happily learn and play together every day.

  Major Capital Projects

Joint Facility of Love - Elderly Care Home and Special Services for Disabilities
Nine years of working in Family Care has shown the desperate need for new facilities in a Nursing Home for the Elderly and Special Services for Disabilities.Smiles is planning both!

Enterprise Initiatives
The Smiles Foundation wants to encourage Employment and Social Integration at the same time as generating Income within Romania to assist with the ever increasing demands on the Foundation’s Social Projects and Evangelistic Outreach. The Enterprise Initiative is our suggestion how you can help us do it!


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