May 29, 2014
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 Halloween Charity Ball has established itself as Romania’s premiere fundraising event due to a confluence of attributes:
1. Glorious mixture of people from different parts of society;
2. The fact that at least 90% of the ticket price goes to the program, not to the event itself;
3. Involvement of Hollywood and Romania’s A-list celebrities;
4. 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. See more HERE.
“Thanks to ProTV, Athénée Palace Hilton, Stage Expert and The Chamber of Deputies, we are able to throw a truly great party without the party itself soaking up most of the money. Companies already “in” for this year’s Halloween Ball include the “Born In Romania” companies Pro TV, Dedeman, and Stoica & Asociatii, as well as the multinationals Carrefour, Cargill, Raiffeisen Bank and UPC.
Please read the press release announcing the 2014 Halloween Charity Ball HERE.