NGO's & Volunteers Together
It is worth mentioning that we had one attendee, Alexandru Penes, who brought multiple boxes with books for kids under the age of 10. This was welcomed by Caritas.
At the end Corina Bega, who supported Lotfi a lot and translated when he needed it, shared her belief that we will most benefit from our endeavor to contribute to the society if we will be mindful of our own objectives in life. Contributing to the betterment of others is a mean for each of us to grow and fulfill our purpose. We each have an area where we can benefit of more awareness and presence, be it financial independence, good health, harmonious relationships, peace of mind or contributing more to the lives of others. By simply acknowledging the area in our life where we most want to improve and grow, we will not simply spend some hours of our time in doing something for a good cause, we will rather invest our time by putting our energy and focus into growing others and ourselves at the same time. That is the benefit of having a clear intention while investing our attention and our time in supporting a cause.
Overview of the evening:
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Feedback of the attendees:
Îmi doresc sa ajut oameni care chiar au nevoie de ajutor, însa nu am foarte mult timp la dispoziție. Puținul timp pe care îl am vreau sa ma asigur ca e folosit acolo unde e reala nevoie.
Evenimentul m-a surprins prin organizarea excelenta, deoarece ONG-urile au prezentat foarte succint și transparent activitatea lor și au venit cu propuneri clare în care un voluntar s-ar putea implica (pe lângă donații). Au primit și sugestii foarte interesante de la public și cred ca toți cei prezenți s-au convins ca e mai ușor decât pare sa te implici si ca este multa nevoie reala de ajutor.
It was a small but very authentic event. The quality of the people who attended the event defined it as an open interaction between two essential parts of the society: those who need help and those who can and want to help. A few words about the event: warm, open atmosphere, genuine interest in helping, lots of ideas, good energy, beautiful people connecting the dots and making a big difference. I am honored to be part of it.
180m was a very useful experience for me.
Being in a room with different NGOs presenting themselves and their needs, helped me understand very quickly which is the cause I related most to and how I can get involved and contribute. And that I can actually do it very easily!
Lotfi, you and your guests were great and thanks a lot for your initiative!
I went to this event out of curiosity and thinking that I will not have too much time to get involved, yet with the desire to contribute as little. I met wonderful people there, not only they contribute in society, but some even devote their lives to helping others, and that impressed me. It drew my attention in particular NGO "Unu si unu", and I realized that I can help more than I thought. I'm glad I attended this event where I learned another important life lesson.
Feedback of the charities:
Special thank you's to:
Ibolya Beres for introducing several NGO's, promoting the event at BNI and for the photography.
Carla Szabo for designing the 180m logo and helping with the graphics.
Dragos Roua (founder of the 180m.ro platform) for providing us the space at Connect Hub.
Alexandra Necula and Anca Fota for helping with registrations and the money collection.
Mircea Dinca for offering relaxation through his massages.
Everyone in and outside my network who did share and promote the event.