What can you do in less than a minute?
You can fill in the online donation form to give monthly and change the lives of vulnerable children.
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 processed via Stripe, a global online payment platform which uses the latest security mechanisms and technologies.
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 you will not have to go through the whole process every single time. Your support will continue until you decide to cancel it.
One-off donations are single payments, meaning that the amount will be collected only once.
Once you have decided on a type of giving, all you have to do is select the amount you want to give to help children and click “Continue” to fill in your identification details. The required fields are marked with *, like the family name, the first name and the email address. In the same section, we will ask you to let us know if you want to receive information about your donation via email and on the mobile phone.
The next step will guide you through the donation authorisation process, like with any other online payment. You will have to enter your banking information and you will be prompted to authorise the transaction, in accordance with your bank’s procedures. Once the payment has been processed, a thank you message will automatically pop up on the web page and you will receive a donation confirmation email at the address provided in the form.
What’s good to know
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 in the lives of vulnerable and marginalised children, the longer you choose to get involved, the more powerful your donation will be.
A child’s life can improve with your long-term, constant support. By donating, you become an active part of the solution and of the change process.
In the donation form, you can choose the amount you want to give for children and the frequency: monthly donation or one-off donation.
You need a valid bank card suitable for online payments and access to the banking application so that you can authorise the transaction.
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.
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 sending the donation to UNICEF and will not be shared with UNICEF.
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.
If, for whatever reasons, you change your mind about the donation you made, you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com and we will stop collecting your donation.
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 for children.
If you choose a direct wire transfer, UNICEF will only get your name as shown on the bank statement. Without other contact details, we will not be able to contact and inform you about how we have put your donation to good use for children.
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 newsletter: „I want to receive stories of the children!”
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 raised for vulnerable children every month. That would be RON 18,000,000 every year.
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 social exclusion (Source: Eurostat, December 2020);
- Over 370,000 children are out of school, with little chance of finding a job when they grow up;
- More than 48,000 children are separated from their families, mainly as a result of poverty, violence or child abandonment (Source: National Authority for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Children and Adoption, December 2020);
- Approximately 9,000 children are separated from their parents every year (Source: National Authority for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Children and Adoption);
- Each year, roughly 10 per cent of new-born babies in Romania are born by teenage mothers.
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 - This programme aims to ensure that all children in Romania are protected, healthy and educated, with access to integrated services at community level.
Quality Inclusive Education - This programme aims to ensure that all children go to school at the right age, learn to their full potential and get ready for life.
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 practitioners;
- The share of children living in poor households fell from 29 per cent to less than 1 per cent;
- The share of unvaccinated children dropped by 40 per cent;
- The number of teenage mothers decreased by 50 per cent;
- In 2020, an amendment was made to the Social Assistance Law no. 292/2011, stating that the Minimum Package of Services programme would be scaled up to the national level. UNICEF provides technical assistance to the Government to support the national scale-up of the Minimum Package of Services programme, using national or European funding.
* Results of the Minimum Package of Services programme that UNICEF has been piloting in 45 communities from the county of Bacău since 2014, together with partners and with local and central public authorities.
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