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VOICE FOR THE NEEDY INC

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Voice for the Needy, Inc.'s mission is to improve the quality of life of sick and abandoned, defenseless animals in Romania. We are doing that by helping local rescuers do their work better. More often than not rescuers have a hard time raising the funds they need to take care of the rescued animals and they don't know how to promote their work. This is where we can help. So far we worked preponderantly with rescuers from Romania, but we are open to helping rescuers from other locations as well. We are offering the following services at no cost to the rescuers: ➤ Website design and development ➤ Organize fundraisers for spaying and neutering, food, medical needs, and any other shelter specific needs for dogs, cats and other animals that are victims of people’s cruelty ➤ Write, design, and promote petitions ➤ Write shelter business plans ➤ Design and produce promotional materials for spaying/neutering campaigns ➤ Design and produce educational materials ➤ Social media management ➤ Translation services (any language welcome) ➤ Non profit consulting

Results: We helped the following shelters and rescuers so far: ➤ Care For Dogs Romania carefordogsromania.org ➤ Street Dogs Saving Mission Bacau happystreetdogs.co ➤ Centrul Teritorial Veterinar Sector 2 (Regional Veterinary Center Sector 2) ctv2.org ➤ Blanche House Cat Sanctuary blanchehouse.org ➤ SOS Arms Romania sosarms.org ➤ and many others

Target demographics: stray and abandoned animals in Romania and not only

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300 adult dogs and 540 puppies

Geographic areas served: Animal rescue

Programs: We are doing that by: ➤ Provide website building, brochure design and production, social media management, petition promotion ➤ Educating the people to become more involved in rescuing helpless animals ➤ Raise money to pay for food, medical care, neutering and blankets for dogs, especially during winter time. Neutering and food are the most stringent needs. ➤ We have a volunteer network all over Romania. These wonderful people rescue homeless animals, foster them, rehabilitate them, find loving and responsible homes for them. Voice For The Needy speaks to the world through these amazing volunteers.

Community Stories

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a small organisation from Romania and Voice for the Needy helped us a lot with opportunity to create fundraisings for our animals (300 animals). We strongly recommend this organisation - great people, honest, friendly, willing at any time to offer advice and help !
-Photo 1 - we build a fence for our shelter with Voice for the Needy help !
- Photo 2 - we paid surgeries, treatments and neutered for many animals with the help of Voice for the needy.

Madalina S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Voice for the Needy offers tremendous support for animal rescuers in Romania (and not only). Dana is absolutely dedicated to putting a stop to animals’ suffering and she’s an inspiration to many of us. We have received important help from VftN to carry on with our kitty rescue activities and we are truly grateful that they exist!

Antonia K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Voice For The Needy helped us rescue more dogs in a more sustainable manner. This organization truly makes a difference in the lives of so many homeless animals and the wonderful volunteers who rescue them.

Andreea F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing work done here by amazing caring people ♥️Highly recommend! Together we are stronger, our voices louder, and the synergy of our actions more powerful!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Voice for the Needy has helped many times with the cats and kittens in my care. Dana always shares advice and pertinent information and is always there if we need her. She managed to connect with volunteers and animal rescuers and keep us united throughout adversity. Thank you, Dana, for being a powerful Voice for the Needy!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've just starting working with Voice for the Needy. They helped me save and feed a lot of dogs, that were either abandoned or abused or both.
Great group of people, great organization that really does a lot for the animals. VLADIMIR S.

Iulia P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NGOs and rescuers in Romania and not only received a lot of support from Voice for the Needy. I can’t even imagine how they can survive without this valuable help. I like a lot that they are not just an interface for fundraisers but also a mentor for many. Keep us the extraordinary work Dana!

Gabriela S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you Voice of the Needy, thank you in the name of our saved furies. Voice of the Needy you are the best NGO ever. You are always with us and help us when we need it. The dogs and cats from Romania thank you for existing, without you probably, most of them, would not have existed.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been working with Voice For The Needy for almost 3 years and I can only say that they are like no other.

They go above and beyond not to just raise funds for different rescues, but they also take the time to teach people about processes, they share tips & tricks on how to have a succesful fundraiser, how to create connections and ask for help.

The processes are transparent and client friendly - done to ease the work of a rescuer, not to just add more activities or stress.

Whenever I have questions I know that answers will follow clear and simple.

All in all they are doing a great job for us, while working on their own development and bringing in new ideas.

Because of them I have now started to work on my own rehabilitation center - a place to call home while we "rescue-rehab-rehome".

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am part of a small organisation who rescues animals in Romania. As we are small and do not have many connection created yet, our "voice" is not so much heard and help seldom received.
Voice of the Needy has been our voice and offered help and support when we needed it the most. We had a big case - important situation - in which 7 dogs of ours have been given the chance to move into a foster in a foreign country, but for which we had to pay travel costs. The amount was about 1400 USD and we had no power to raise that much, but Voice of the Needy stepped in and created a fundraiser for us. We have managed in less than a month to raise the funds and now our dogs are being tested and prepared for their departure.

We would have not succeed without them and in an environment were people help only if they know you personally, receiving help from so far away meant a lot. I truly hope that they will be able to continue to help rescuers in Romania and all over the world were they can, as their involvement is much appreciated and well received.

We in return hope to one day be able to return the "favor" and assist by helping others. Until than we are open to offering localy our time and our volunteering hours.

Thank you,
Volunteer Hearts & Homes team

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i am verygrateful to Voice For The Needy. they help a lot of resquersall over the world, including myself. they were very kind, compassionate, and patient with meand others that are not so good with technology and foundraising. i am very grateful for their existence, for the fact that they help many animals in need, and for making it possible for those who care to continue their work.

Pituna S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Voice for the needy or dreams come true! God works through people and people work miracles in their turn! My pet family got a chance at a better life thanks to Voice for the needy! Dana Popescu ..to be blessed for your work and your dedication! Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot thank enough for the help received. This Non-profit deserves the best in the world!
Voice for the needy has helped us save so many lives. Dana is very close to us and always shares with us different "tips and tricks" on how to improve our animal saver skills. I cannot count how many animals received help, there are so so many.
If Voice for the needy hadn't existed, probably thousands of animals would have been dead by now, including mine. Thank you so so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Good association.
Good job!!
I like this team.
Thanks

1 Eugenia A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Voice for the Needy is doing an amazing job helping a lot of animals. I was blessed to receive the support of Dana, for the surgery of a sweet stray cat diagnosed with cancer.
I truly recommend this non profit!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I like this association.
I have met good people who work to achieve their goal as an activity.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderfull people who work on the behalf of all animals in need. worth help them to help the animals in need

1 AndreeaCorneanu

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Voice For The Needy gave us a much needed help in creating a website for our Association - Care for Dogs Romania. We now have a platform that allows us to share important information with the public, like the adoption process, photos of our beloved dogs and how to volunteer at the shelter.

Also, we are able to write interesting blog articles hoping to educate people in creating a safe and full of love life for the animals. Daniela is always there when we have a problem or a question and is more than happy to help us.

Thank you very much for your support and dedication!

2 Silvia B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

All the best to Voice For The Needy! They helped us when it was harder for us. Without them we could not reach our goal of helping homeless animals. Voice For The Needy has proven to be trustworthy and we highly recommend them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I highly recommend Voice for the needy charity. It is a much trustworthy and transparent organisation. It reaches desperate cases and tries it's best to help. The people are very dedicated and passionate about their work.

2 Zambet DE C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Today is the World Animal Day, also my birthday...
So this is more then a review, this is a message full of gratitude for the nonprofit organisation VOICE FOR THE NEEDY INC who fights, along with me, for the welfare and the quality life of the animals in general and for the 400 animals my non profit organisation from Romania take care of.
The fundraising organised by VOICE FOR THE NEEDY INC for a noble cause - the annual immunization of the 400 animals (dogs and cats) cared by my non profit organisation, the total support i received along the process, made this dream a reality.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!

3 Stamatachi A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Voice for the Needy INC is an NGO that truly fights for the rights and welfare of the animals and rescuers in need.
I was very impressed with all the support, transparency and dedication i received from this NGO to achieve a nobil goal - to raise money for a shelter with 400 animals from Romania (Paws League Shelter), in desperate need to make the annual immunization for these souls.
The fundraising created by Voice for the Needy INC for these animals in need, the advises i received, the emotional and concrete support, made me realize that the goal i thought before almost impossible , with the the support of Voice for the Needy INC, is becoming a incredible reality.

3 Ancuta Elena N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We strongly recommend them. They helped us a lot with our rescued horses and they help so many other cases. Very serious and trustworthy. We owe them so many "Thank you!"

5 Doina B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

On behalf of Nima Sanctuary (the first farm animals sanctuary in Romania), in my capacity of President of the Board of Fundatia Siddhartha, the registered non-profit running the sanctuary, I am delighted to recommend Voice for the Needy Inc. for being a dedicated and inclusive organization, with a highly transparent and reliable work which delivers effective results in raising awareness and the much needed funds for animal rescue and welfare in Romania.
Since March 2019, Nima Sanctuary is one of the many beneficiaries of Voice for the Needy Inc. fund-raising platform, which secured and continues to secure the main source of funds for the sanctuary expansion, an otherwise difficult and financially challenging project.
During the +6 months of ongoing collaboration with Voice for the Needy Inc., my team and I had the opportunity to get a good insight into Voice for the Needy Inc.‘ professionalism and core values, among which I would like to emphasize:
• Dedication & inclusiveness: in each and every moment of our collaboration, since we first applied for access to Voice for the Needy Inc.’ fund-raising platform, we have been offered effective support with a friendly approach. We have been guided with much attention, dedication and consideration for our particular situation (as a vegan sanctuary) through each and every step of the assessment process, as well as through the set-up, execution and completion of each fund-raising project.
• Transparency & reliability: At all times, Voice for the Needy Inc. is offering a complete and clear insight of each fund-raising project to both beneficiaries and donors. Transparent and accurate reports and transactions are provided and executed with clockwork regularity, enabling us to efficiently manage cash flows and adjust our strategies accordingly.
• Efficiency: and their work has results! For Nima Sanctuary, in particular, the work and support provided by Voice for the Needy Inc. secures the significant, main source of funding, no less than 77% of all funding the sanctuary gets (other funding sources being donations, sponsorship, events, charity shop sales, etc).
Voice for the Needy Inc. provides a highly valued and necessary work, all in a field (animal rescue & welfare) and region (Romania – Eastern Europe) which still lacks governmental support and policies and effective law enforcement and which depends 100% on private and non-governmental efforts. On behalf of my team and our volunteers, as well as the animals, we thank them for their work!

3 Anca T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

An amazing person who help animals. A great person that never say no when you need help. An angel

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Voice For The Needy helped us numerous times when the cats at our sanctuary (Blanche House Cat Sanctuary) were in need. Thanks to them our sanctuary has a website and a strong social media presence. They also help us organize fundraisers and provide vital help in that regard. Our sanctuary wouldn't be where it's at today without Voice For The Needy.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

During the summer of 2016 I was desperately trying to promote an online petition through which myself and my associates were asking the local authorities to maintain a local council decision which was vital for the dog shelter in our city. This decision was allowing people to long distance adopt our dogs and keep the shelter functioning properly.

In this context I contacted Daniela purely by chance and asked her to sign and share the petition. To my surprise, Daniela not only signed and shared but also helped me rewrite and promote the petition. So thanks to her we managed to triple the number of signatures in a mere 2 weeks (compare that with 3 months of painstaking sharing and begging the public to sign)

Later on I found out that Daniela is the founder of Voice For The Needy and through her association she not only helped our shelter stay in business, but she created a beautiful website and streamlined our long distance adoption process. She helped us increase the number of long distance adopters and thus we were able to save more dogs. She also provides printed materials and event promotion for all our adoption events.

I thank God everyday that He put Daniela in my "online" path.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Voice For The Needy helped us numerous times when the cats at our sanctuary (Blanche House Cat Sanctuary) were in need. Thanks to them our sanctuary has a website and a strong social media presence. They also help us organize fundraisers and provide vital help in that regard. Our sanctuary wouldn't be where it's at today without Voice For The Needy.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Daniela Popescu the founder of Voice for the Needy for 2years and she is compassion driven with a great deal of intelligence and hard work. I have a Rommi rescue dog who was found by the side of a busy road with his tail cut,an ear cut off,a burnt nose and one of his back legs had been fractured which healed in a wonky fashion as no one had helped him. I have asked Daniela if she could help in someway (not necessarily donations) the lady who rescued my dog. She kindly toiled away and produced a wonderful website for Georgiana Neagu the rescuer. This is the link http://sosarms.org/?fbclid=IwAR0F8Lx-YfG6e54xNW4-ydN-pJPdh_bWwcCAY8TfD-cSwK1UvUWVquJOM70. She has also traveled together with her husband round Romania working on an on-line documentary about the Romanian dog rescuers. All of this and her own hard working job, a step daughter and a lovely cat, she finds the time for. Daniela is a dedicated individual who also has the support of her husband when helping in the world of animal rescue. The world needs more kind,empathetic and dedicated people like Daniela.

2 Delia B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Voice for the needy helped us when no one else would. They build us a very very cool website and keep its maintanace, they continously help with making calendars for us, giving us feedback and even moral support which we desperately need. I am so glad to know such devoted people and know they are fighting for the animals that need help. Whenever I think about them I have the feeling of safety and secure... Like we are never alone in the fight to change the world for abandoned dogs and cats. And this feeling is priceless

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Voice For The Needy helped me fundraise for a spay/neuter campaign for the stray cats and dogs in my hometown in Romania. They produced the promotional materials that we used to entice the local people to bring as many cats and dogs to the spay area. The brochure and the postcards they produced and the ads sponsored by them online made a huge difference. We were able to spay almost double the number of dogs than previous years. Thank you Voice For The Needy.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Voice For The Needy has helped me get my beloved (ex)stray dog Lilu, after saving her from the mean streets of Bucharest. They brought her here and have been a tremendous help ever since! Voice For The Needy - and the founder Daniela - are a wonderful and tireless friend to any animal in need! I was lucky to find them! Lots of thanks and blessings from the bottom of my heart! I wish them continued success in their efforts to rescue as many suffering abandoned animals as humanly possible.

2 Dana S.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our tuxedo cat from Voice For The Needy in 2014. While Voice For The Needy is not a shelter, they brought a few cats and dogs from Romania and found awesome homes and families for them. Our Silvester is one of the lucky ones and he gets to make our life wonderful every day.
Besides bringing pets from Romania, which is one of the worst countries when it comes to how stray animals are being treated (if I’m not mistaken it is the 8th cruelest country against stray animals), Voice For The Needy works with local rescuers and helps them promote their work and educate the population to become more compassionate toward animals. Thank you Voice For The Needy for empowering the few good people who choose to do right by the homeless animals of Romania.

2 Bonnie S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Voice For The Needy helped me adopt 3 homeless Romanian dogs, and in addition, I fostered 3 other homeless pups and found them wonderful homes in the USA. Without their help, those dogs would not have made the long flight here to new homes. I enjoy and learn from their posts, and the site has wnlightebed me and opened my eyes to the plight of animals in need. I was looking for a way to help and this nonprofit helped me to get involved. They deserve 5 stars. Thank you!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization consists of some of the most dedicated and influential contributors in dog rescue efforts. Very trustworthy and compassionate organization.