Nations United in Friendship Through Children
The Kootenay Romanian Relief Organization is a registered Canadian Charity, assisting
orphans, the elderly and the poor in Romania.
14 children were adopted by families in the West Kootenays, which prompted the formation of our Organization. To date we have re-built the infrastructure of an orphanage; built 3 houses and assisted with work
on a children's camp; completed a children's playground; shipped and distributed 11 containers of clothing, bedding and
toys which has assisted over 80,000 people, and much more.
We could not do this work without your financial assistance.
Another Container Enroute to Romania
Thanks to your support, we shipped our 11th container of relief goods to Romainia today.
A team will travel to
Romania at the end of June to oversee and assist with the distribution of the goods (we
always engage in hands-on distribution to ensure all goods are delivered to those in need.
Quilts for Romania
The Ladies Quilting Group, who meet and work in the Nelson First Baptist Church every
Tuesday, have made over 1000 quilts and pillows for Romania.
Our 11th container of relief will soon be ready to depart for Romania and will
contain another 120 quilts for distribution.
For the past several years, our organization has run the
Santa Photo program as well as the gift wrapping table at the Chahko Mika Mall in Nelson.
All funds collected are applied directly to our Romanian relief projects.
Daiane Cherry has run a shuttle service from the parking and camping areas to the main venue area
at the Shambhala Music Festival.
The proceeds from the shuttle have been used to complete a soccer
pitch and two basketball courts at orphanage #2.
Kiwanis Club of Nelson Raffle in Support of KRRO
Sunday, October 26th, 2010
The Nelson Kiwanis Club is holding a raffle to support the ongoing efforts of The Kootenay Romanian Relief Organization (KRRO) of Canada.
Tickets are $2 each. Prizes include a painting, a brad nailer and a crystal bowl.
For more info, or to purchase tickets, please call:
Diane Cherry at 250 352-7221.
Another Container of Aid to Reach Romania
Another container of aid is scheduled to dock in Romania in October.
Bruce Halstead will arrive in Romania on October 7th to personally oversee the distribution of aid to those in need.
We could not do this without your support.
Art Sale — Build a Child a Dream
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
September 12-13, 2009
Nelson Kiwanis Club and The Kootenay Romanian Relief Organization (KRRO) of Canada are combining their vision and energy to build a soccer
field and a basket ball court for a Romanian Orphanage.
On September 12 and 13th , Nelson Kiwanis Club will be holding an art sale in the Extra Foods parking lot. The art reflects mostly local artists
with both original work and limited edition prints. We ask that you come by our tent on that weekend and view the art.
Come and share in this opportunity to share with these children and give them something we and our children take for granted. We will have
pictures to share of the orphans and their home. We have had much support from the artists and many local businesses and individuals.
Build a Child a Dream!