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News note about online fraud attempts
Bucharest, February 10, 2023. In the context of recent media reports about online fraud attempts through which donations have been requested in the name of an international organization that collaborates with UNICEF, to support the victims of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, the UNICEF Representation in Romania states that it does not request…
A big thank you to all of UNICEF’s donors and partners in Romania
Romania started to receive refugees as early as Thursday 24, 2022. Until 12 May, 912,090 Ukrainians arrived in Romania, out of which approximately 82,700 were still in the country. UNICEF in Romania offers support with the help of ”Blue Dot” centres, specially created for refugee children and their families with funding from our donors. Ukrainian…, Every donation counts and can change the lives of children affected by the conflict in Ukraine., Thank you for your donation!, A big thank you goes out to: The Governments of Japan, Austria, and the United States of America-Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Our corporate partners: OMV Petrom, Yardi, IKEA and ING Our Strategic media partners: Digi 24 By donating you helped UNICEF reach those in need and made it possible to reimagine a better future for every…
The team of UNICEF Fundraisers
Join our UNICEF Fundraisers team!, You have probably heard that, in whatever field you end up working, strong communication skills are a must. Are you a student and are your friends baristas , sales agents or realtors? Add a splash of colour (cyan blue, #TeamBlue, to be more specific) to your group and let our training programmes help you grow. You will learn how to negotiate, how…, Fundraisers’ testimonials, Claudia - Fundraiser Claudia I decided to become a UNICEF Fundraiser because this is a very cool job for a student and because I also had the satisfaction of doing good every day. In the future, I would like to work in the field that I am currently training for (I am a student at the School of Construction) while staying in touch with the people I…, What does a Fundraiser do?, Fundraisers work in teams of minimum two near shopping centres or subway stations, at events or in office buildings. A fundraiser is “a person who raises funds”. They present a cause and the people who want can get involved and financially support those projects. They get the consent of those who decide to get involved by signing a banking…, What's good to know, ➡️•What does the job as a UNICEF Fundraiser involve?, The Fundraiser’s job involves approaching passers-by, in the indoor and outdoor areas where the team works, in order to present the activities that UNICEF carries out for children and to offer the people they talk to the chance to support those activities with a monthly donation. The donation is made by signing a Direct Debit mandate and a…, ➡️• How is the donation made via Direct Debit?, The UNICEF Fundraiser proposes that a donation be made from the bank account based on a Direct Debit mandate. By signing that mandate, the donor makes a monthly donation to UNICEF. Anyone can become a donor. They just need to have a bank account in Romania and to be willing to give us a minute of their time. More details here: LP Direct Debit, ➡️• As a UNICEF Fundraiser, do I collect cash from the donor?, Never and under no circumstances may UNICEF Fundraisers request or accept cash donations., ➡️• As a UNICEF Fundraiser, can I work where and when I want?, Every week, the team leader plans the next week’s schedule based on the team members’ preferences., ➡️• Are UNICEF Fundraisers paid?, Yes, UNICEF Fundraisers are paid: a fixed amount for the hours worked plus performance-based bonuses., ➡️• What opportunities do I have within the team?, The Fundraiser has four-level career advancement opportunities within the team: Junior Fundraiser, Senior Fundraiser, Junior Team Leader and Senior Team Leader., ➡️• How can I use the experience I get within the UNICEF team?, Throughout their professional careers, former colleagues from the team of Fundraisers have moved into positions such as: assistant event manager, sales specialist, sales manager, project manager, insurance specialist, trainer, entrepreneur., ➡️• What can I learn from this job?, How to understand each type of behaviour; How to adapt to each type of behaviour; How to build a value proposition for the potential donor; How to lead and close a sales deal; How to keep your energy and motivation levels up; Storytelling, creative thinking, spontaneous communication, negotiation; Team spirit and leadership skills., ➡️• Do I get trained at the beginning?, Every person who has successfully made it through the interview attends three training sessions. The first session is to introduce UNICEF’s work, the second one to develop communication skills and the third one to provide practical training on building a relationship with the donor., The team of UNICEF Fundraisers over the years, FUndraiserii 2020 #Team Blue in 2020 Fundraiserii in 2019 #TeamBlue in 2019 Fundraiserii in 2018 #TeamBlue in 2018 devino Prieten UNICEF #TeamBlue smiles Terms and Conditions Return Policy Contact Information Unsubscribe Legal
What can you do in less than a minute?
What are online donations? , Online donations are electronic payments that you can set up on the UNICEF website, in the Donate section: www.unicef.ro/romania/ro . Anyone with a valid bank card can give online by completing the donation form available on the UNICEF website. It takes less than a minute, it is simple and safe. Online donations set up on the UNICEF website are…, How can I donate online?, Online donations can be made by completing the donation form on the UNICEF website, „Donate” section: www.unicef.org/romania/ro . The first step is to select the type of giving, monthly or one-off donation. Monthly donations allow you to support vulnerable children day by day, every month. The amount will be collected automatically each month and…, What’s good to know , ➡️• Why monthly donation?, The problems facing vulnerable and marginalised children are complex and they rarely have quick fixes. To respond to these challenges, UNICEF implements long-term projects that span over at least 5-7 years. You choose for how long you wish to donate and you can very easily cancel your online giving. In order to contribute to a fundamental change…, ➡️• What is the amount of the donation?, In the donation form, you can choose the amount you want to give for children and the frequency: monthly donation or one-off donation. , ➡️• What do I need, to donate online?, You need a valid bank card suitable for online payments and access to the banking application so that you can authorise the transaction., ➡️• Does UNICEF save my bank card details?, UNICEF does not have access to your bank card details as that information is secured and protected by the payment processor Stripe. UNICEF does not have access to your banking information or card details, but only to the contact details you provide in the donation form on the UNICEF website: www.unicef.org/romania/ro . , ➡️• Is it safe to donate online?, Donating online is just as safe as any other online payment. All your banking information is encrypted by the payment processing company: Stripe. The card number storage, decryption and transmission infrastructure is hosted separately and does not share information with UNICEF. Your banking information is used exclusively for processing and…, ➡️• What happens if there is not enough money in my account?, If there is not enough money in your account on the date of automatic withdrawal, another withdrawal attempt will be made automatically in the following days. , ➡️• I have changed my mind and I want a donation refund., If, for whatever reasons, you change your mind about the donation you made, you can write to us at email@example.com or call us at 021 201 78 64 (Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and we will refund you the amount you donated. , ➡️• How do I stop my donation?, You decide when and how you want to stop giving the support that is extremely important to children. Please contact us by phone at 021 201 78 64 (Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will stop collecting your donation. , ➡️• I want to donate, but I do not wish to use the form., You can transfer your donation directly to UNICEF account, using the following details: IBAN: RO10 BRDE 450S V434 6556 4500, account with BRD Société Générale UNICEF Tax Identification Code: 42773907 SWIFT CODE: BRDEROBUXXX In the section concerning the “Details of transaction”, please mention what the transfer represents, namely: Donation…, ➡️• I want to stay informed on how my donations are used. What do I have to do?, We are happy to share with you the stories of the children you have chosen to support by donating. For that, all you have to do is tick the box “Yes, I want to get information via email/phone”, which will pop up when you complete the online donation form. You can also get updates and stories about the children by subscribing to our monthly…, The power of 1 , What can you do with RON 1 a day? Every day. With a monthly gift of RON 30, you can help vulnerable children stay healthy and grow up with their families. Go to school every day. Have access to quality education. Do you think it is too much with too little? If 50,000 UNICEF Friends each gave RON 1 per day, RON 30 per month, RON 1,500,000 would be…, What are the problems that affect vulnerable children? , There are approximately 3.64 million children living in Romania. Although the country has made substantial progress in the last 30 years, too many of these children are still affected by poverty, the lack of health services at the local level and no access to quality education: Over 35 per cent of children in Romania are at risk of poverty or…, How can your monthly donation help? , Monthly donations contribute to the long-term interventions that UNICEF carries out to help vulnerable and marginalised children: Minimum Package of Services Minimum Package of Services - This programme aims to ensure that all children in Romania are protected, healthy and educated, with access to integrated services at community level. Quality…, What are the results that we have reached together for children? , Monthly online donations contribute to the implementation of the Minimum Package of Services and of the Quality Inclusive Education Package. Below are some of the results* achieved together for children: The dropout rate declined by 60 per cent; All children identified as undocumented now have identity documents and are registered with general…, Together with UNICEF Friends, we stand for every child., And we never give up! , Antonel, Leonard, Denisa, Florinel, Daria, Nicolas, Dominic, Ciprian... Who are the children that you help go to school, remain in their families and stay healthy? What do they dream of doing? What do they play with? How do they live? Are they happy? Florinel Meet Florinel, a positive little boy that is full of life and enjoying every moment,…
What can you do in two seconds?
It takes two seconds, to make a monthly SMS donation , Two seconds, that’s all it takes to send a text and help vulnerable children have access to the social, education and health services they so greatly need. In order to make a monthly SMS donation to UNICEF, you have to text CHILD to: 8844 – for monthly recurring donations of EUR 2. 8864 – for monthly recurring donations of EUR 4. You will receive…, What’s good to know, ➡️• Why monthly donations?, The problems of vulnerable and marginalised children are complex and they rarely have quick fixes. To respond to these challenges, UNICEF implements long-term projects that span over at least 5-7 years. You choose for how long you wish to donate and you can very easily cancel your monthly SMS donation. In order to contribute to a fundamental…, ➡️• How do I make a monthly SMS donation?, Send a free SMS with the word CHILD to 8864 and donate EUR 4 each month. Send a free SMS with the word CHILD to 8844 and donate EUR 2 each month. There are no additional charges for these texts or for the confirmation text messages. If you are with Orange or Digi, you will receive a text confirming that you have become a UNICEF Friend and have…, ➡️• Why am I asked whether I want UNICEF to know my phone number?, 24 hours after you made the donation, you will get a text message asking you to consent to being contacted by UNICEF: “Do you consent to UNICEF knowing your phone number to tell you how you help children? Thank you! If you do not consent, please text NO to 8844 in the next 24 hours”. If you reply NO to this SMS, we will not know your phone number…, ➡️• What should I do if I sent the wrong text?, If you sent the wrong text, you will get a message from 24400 informing you that your donation could not be made and prompting you to start over., ➡️• How do I cancel the donation?, Once you have made a donation, you cannot cancel the first payment. If you do not want to donate from next month on, you can text CHILD STOP to 8844 - if you gave EUR 2, or text CHILD STOP to 8864 - if you gave EUR 4, and donations will stop. If you need help: write to us at Prietenunicef@unicef.org or call us at 021.20178.64 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m…, ➡️• How do I stop the donation?, Each month, you will receive a thank you SMS which will also explain how you can stop giving. You can stop donating at any time by sending a free text with the words CHILD STOP to 8844 if you are donating EUR 2. Or text CHILD STOP to 8864 if you are donating EUR 4., ➡️• How is the money collected?, If you are on a monthly plan: your 2 euro/4 euro donation will be added to your mobile bill each month. If you have a pay-as-you-go SIM card: the 2 euros/4 euros need to be topped up separately (in addition to the credit available for that month). For example: if you have topped up EUR 5 for that month, the amount you have to pay to the mobile…, ➡️• How can I donate more?, There are several options to make more generous monthly donations: You can add a second monthly text donation as follows: if you are already donating EUR 2, the second donation will amount to EUR 4 per month – by texting CHILD to 8864. If you are already donating EUR 4 monthly, the second donation will amount to EUR 2 per month – by texting CHILD…, ➡️• How can I find out how my donation helps children?, To us, it is very important to keep you up to date with the results achieved for children. We communicate the latest results for children on the UNICEF website , on our Facebook , Twitter and YouTube pages and in the UNICEF newsletters. Subscribe here: I want to receive stories of the children ! We are always happy when UNICEF Friends ask us for…, Superheroes that UNICEF Friends have helped spread their wings, Thousands of UNICEF Friends have helped us reach out to children. Find out some of their stories below. Only by acting together can we write a happy ending to each story! Nicolas Meet Nicolas, Dominic, Cristian and Denisa! Leonard în scaunul cu rotile Meet and listen to Leonard, Ana-Maria, Denis and Florinel! Edi Serios Meet and listen to Edi,…, The impact of the donations made by UNICEF Friends, The long-term monthly support provided by UNICEF Friends is very important. The problems that vulnerable children are facing in Romania require solutions that can transform mindsets and produce lasting changes. Therefore, UNICEF carries out long-term interventions that span over at least 5-7 years. Just like in Edi’s case. And in Leonard’s case.…, Results for children, We work to make sure that all children live a safe life and have access to social and health services, to decent living conditions and to quality inclusive education. Many Romanian children are now smiling thanks to UNICEF Friends. Here are some of the results* we are pleased to share with all our supporters: ✔ All children identified as…
What do you do in less than a minute?
What is Direct Debit? , Direct Debit is an agreement whereby a person who has a current bank account consents to the automatic transfer of a fixed amount from their account to a specific beneficiary on a monthly basis. Direct Debit donations may stop at any time, at the request of the donor. Direct Debit donations can be made by individuals or legal entities that have a…, How to donate via Direct Debit? , It's very easy! To donate, one has to fill in a Direct Debit mandate and a sponsorship contract. These are standard forms, just like any other bank documents. It takes less than a minute to sign these documents. You need to fill them in once and the donation will be withdrawn every month automatically, on the date you have chosen: on the 1 st ,…, How is the donation made via Direct Debit? , The donation is made in a secure and transparent manner through four easy steps: After the Direct Debit mandate has been completed, it is sent to your bank for validation. A copy stays with you, one remains with UNICEF and another one is sent to the Association for Community Relations (ARC, by its Romanian acronym)* (link la: https://arcromania.…, What's good to know , ➡️ • Do I have to pay any fees if I donate via Direct Debit?, The donor is not charged any fees for his/her Direct Debit donation. , ➡️• For how long do I have to donate?, The problems facing vulnerable and marginalised children are complex and they rarely have quick fixes. To respond to these challenges, UNICEF implements long-term projects that span over at least 5-7 years. You choose for how long you wish to donate and you can very easily cancel your Direct Debit donation. In order to contribute to a…, ➡️• How do I stop the Direct Debit?, You decide when and how you want to stop giving the support that is extremely important to children. Please contact us by phone at 021 201 78 64 (Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by email at email@example.com so that we can give you all the information you need. , ➡️• Does it show anywhere that I am indebted to UNICEF, for example at the Credit Bureau?, No. Giving is a voluntary act that you can stop at any time. You will not be listed with overdue payments at the bank or at the Credit Bureau. , ➡️• Can legal entities donate via Direct Debit?, Yes, the Direct Debit mandate can be completed on behalf of a legal entity. , ➡️• What happens if there is no money in my account on the payment date?, UNICEF will not receive your donation that month, but you will not be listed with overdue payments. The next month, only the donation due that month will be collected from your account and not the previous month’s donation. , ➡️• Why does the Association for Community Relations show as a beneficiary on the Direct Debit mandate?, UNICEF is the final beneficiary of the donation. This is mentioned on the Direct Debit mandate. The Association for Community Relations is the organisation designated by the banks to manage the Direct Debit donation mechanism. This means managing the relationship with the banks, sending the banks instructions for debiting the accounts and…, The power of 1 , What can you do with RON 1 a day? Every day. With a monthly gift of RON 30, you can help vulnerable children stay healthy and grow up with their families. Go to school every day. Have access to quality and inclusive education. Do you think it is too much with too little? If 50,000 UNICEF Friends each gave RON 1 per day, RON 30 per month, RON 1,…, What are the problems that affect vulnerable children? , There are approximately 3.6 million children living in Romania. Although the country has made substantial progress in the last 30 years, too many of these children are still affected by poverty, the lack of health services at the local level and no access to quality education: Over 35 per cent of children in Romania are at risk of poverty or…, How can your monthly donation help? , Monthly donations contribute to the long-term interventions that UNICEF carries out to help vulnerable and marginalised children: Minimum Package of Services Minimum Package of Services – this programme aims to ensure that all children in Romania are protected, healthy and educated, with access to integrated services at community level.. Educație…, What are the results that we have reached together for children? , Direct Debit donations contribute to the implementation of the Minimum Package of Services and of the Quality Inclusive Education Package. Below are some of the results we have achieved together for children in 45 communities from Bacău County since 2014, along with partners and local and central public authorities: The dropout rate declined by…
Become a UNICEF Friend!
Thank you, dear UNICEF Friends!, Our work for children across Romania and all over the world would not be possible without the support of each and every one of you! All those who support us through their individual gifts are UNICEF Friends. There are more than 5 million UNICEF Friends worldwide, and tens of thousands in Romania. , How to become a UNICEF Friend, Child with ball Donate online! Donate online! You can set up a donation with a few clicks and your support will continue for as long as you wish, without having to go through the whole process every time you want to give. Copil cu jucarie Donate by SMS! Donate by SMS! It takes two seconds to send a text message and improve children’s lives.…, Results for children , We work to make sure that all children live a safe life and have access to social and health services, to decent living conditions and to quality inclusive education. Many Romanian children are now smiling thanks to UNICEF Friends. Here are some of the results* we are pleased to share with all our supporters: ✔ All children identified as…
Together, we stand for every child.
Together, we can build a better world for children. Join us and you will be part of a community of positive, brave and patient people who know that children's lives can change fundamentally through sustained actions that are taken step by step, day by day, month by month, donation by donation. The positive changes that we make together have a long…, How can you get involved?, UNICEF Become a UNICEF Friend! UNICEF Friends are people who make monthly donations for children. If you choose to donate each month, year by year, you help us plan the resources we need to reach vulnerable children every day for years to come. Become a UNICEF Friend! Become a UNICEF Friend! Fundraiser si copil Corporate partnerships Together…, Results for children , We work to make sure that all children live a safe life and have access to social and health services, to decent living conditions and to quality inclusive education. Many Romanian children are now smiling thanks to UNICEF Friends. Here are some of the results* we are pleased to share with all our supporters: ✔ All children identified as…
Three questions and decades together
Ariana, celebrating World Children's Day A child playing in kindergarten part of UNICEF Quality Inclusive Education Package Daria, a girl in the village of Bogdănești, eastern Romania, smiles. 💙 A series of emotional answers from UNICEF Friends. Thank you for joining us in our mission to provide all children in Romania with access to health,…, What inspired you to start donating to UNICEF? , A message for the children you support through your donation., A message for the UNICEF team on its 30th anniversary in Romania.
Marley family to ‘reimagine’ Bob Marley’s One Love in support of UNICEF
NEW YORK, 9 July 2020 – Members of the Marley family will reimagine the late Bob Marley’s iconic anthem One Love to support UNICEF’s work to reimagine a fairer, more just world for children whose lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuff Gong International and Amplified Music will release a new version of the seminal song on 17 July.…
UNICEF appeals for $1.6 billion to meet growing needs of children impacted by COVID-19 pandemic
NEW YORK, 12 May 2020 – UNICEF is appealing for US$1.6 billion to support its humanitarian response for children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, up from $651.6 million requested in a similar appeal late March. This increase reflects the devastating socioeconomic consequences of the disease and families’ rising needs. As the outbreak enters its…