After a strategic hiatus for three years, the famous Halloween Charity Ball at Palatul Parlamentului will happen again this year on 25 October. Leslie Hawke, co-founder of OvidiuRo says that it’s time to celebrate how far the country has come in its awareness and concern about the under-education of poor children, and the resulting lost human potential, especially in the rural half of Romania. 


The event brings together business, government, ambassadors, media and civil society to improve educational opportunities for Romania’s poorest children.

The Charity Ball is for people and companies who are passionate about education, want to invest in children’s future, and spend a wonderfully enjoyable evening with other like-minded professionals.

The Halloween Charity Ball has established itself as Romania’s premiere fundraising event due to a confluence of attributes: glorious mixture of people from different parts of society; the fact that at least 90% of the ticket price goes to the program, not to the event itself; involvement of Hollywood and Romania’s A-list celebrities; the Costume theme that gives participants a chance to dress as creatively as they dare. This year’s costume theme is “The Magic of the Movies”.

Sponsorship packages for the Ball are based on the cost of supporting a child in gradinta for a year, which costs approximately €340 per child. Thus, the cost of a “table” starts with supporting 10 children. Help direct a poor child to a better life through education! For more information, contact Simona Ilas at 0728 778 821.

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