Stories

For love of children everywhere

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Stories | Comments Off on For love of children everywhere

Playgrounds are places where kids grow in healthy ways. So when the government closed the village school in Városfalva – and removed all of the playground equipment – parents, teachers and other volunteers began planning for a new playground. Now they need our help to raise the funds needed to build a playground and give their children a chance at a healthy life.

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What makes communities stronger?

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Stories | Comments Off on What makes communities stronger?

To survive as a community, people need a place to come together. It is the same around the world. In Brassó, the Hall of Brotherhood is where villagers in surrounding communities gather to celebrate and solidify their Unitarian Hungarian roots. Groups come together – 100 to 200 each week – to dance, sing, learn English, play music, make handicrafts, and share precious time with each other. Learn how to support this project at www.faithify.org.

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Crowdfunding Campaign Going On Now!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 in Stories | Comments Off on Crowdfunding Campaign Going On Now!

Our new 2018 crowdfunding campaign begins on www.Faithify.org April 10. Three projects designed to create new gathering spaces to strengthen community life in Transylvania. Help us reach our goal and fund these kaláka projects!

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Unitarian Kaláka Summer Update

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Stories | Comments Off on Unitarian Kaláka Summer Update

We have some exciting changes to tell you about! Unitarian Kaláka has been on hiatus for the past few months, but we are looking ahead to the fall – and a new way of crowdfunding for projects in Transylvania. Our two-year pilot program during 2015 and 2016 successfully funded eight projects in Unitarian villages. Your support was deeply appreciated. Now, we would like to broaden our efforts by crowdfunding through a UU website called Faithify.org.

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Our Partners Celebrate 10 Years!

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Stories | Comments Off on Our Partners Celebrate 10 Years!

Congratulations to our partners in Transylvania, the Szekelyudvarhely Community Foundation (szka.org), on their 10th year anniversary as a community development foundation in Romania. In their first decade, they have achieved amazing things – organizing community fundraising efforts, starting a youth volunteer “bank,” creating the Good Idea grant-making program, and many other impressive programs that encourage community engagement and investment. Check out this graphic timeline of SzKA accomplishments from 2007 – 2017. (We’re there starting in 2014!) We are proud to have partnered with SzKA over the years, both as Unitarian Kaláka and previously as Project Harvest Hope. We look forward to future opportunities to work with them on rural community development efforts in the Unitarian villages of...

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Kaláka: “…with love and responsibility”

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Stories | Comments Off on Kaláka: “…with love and responsibility”

This February, the newspaper, Unitárius Kozlony (Unitarian Gazette), published a story about Torockoszentgyorgy (Coltesti) and the village’s kaláka effort to build a new community hall. As the villagers tell it, participation in kaláka benefits the community in more ways than one.

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