The money raised from the sales of tickets to Laima Vaikule charity concert reached their beneficiaries.

13 April 2014
As promised , the organizers of REVIVE MOLDOVA charity concert, featuring Lithianian singer Laima Vaikule, handled the money raised from tickets sales to the Mother and Child Institute ( MCI). 353.500 MDL were donated today , April 13th from behalf of Edelweiss Foundation by Lara Moraru, the foundation’s executive director.
The money raised from the sales of tickets to Laima Vaikule charity concert reached their beneficiaries.

As promised , the organizers of REVIVE MOLDOVA charity concert, featuring Lithianian singer Laima Vaikule, handled the money raised from tickets sales to the Mother and Child Institute ( MCI). 353.500 MDL were donated today , April 13th from behalf of Edelweiss Foundation by Lara Moraru, the foundation’s executive director.

The singer Laima Vaikule also assisted at the event, having though the chance to visit the hospital, the wards, maternity, assess the conditions for mothers and their new born kids in the hospital that will be renovated and equiped as a result of the fundraising activity launched in the framework of REVIVE MOLDOVA campaign. The singer was overhelmed by the current situation at the hospital and the conditions that doctors are forced to work in. She informed that she will make a personal donationfrom her honorarium received after the concert in Chisinau, which actually brought her to Moldova. She thanked Edelweiss for inviting her and making her part of this campaign. “ It is a heroic act from behalf of doctors to work in these conditions. The money that I am willing to donate will be transferred to Mother and Child institute bank account.My donation is just a drop in the ocean , but it is a start. If each of you donate a little , we will all be able to collect the necessary amunt.” said the singer.

Together with the money donated by Laima Vaikule, the Mother and Child Institute collected 2.322.826,32 MDL. The money were raised as a result of ticket sales to the charity concert , from Vlad Plahotniuc’s donation which represented 10 % of the requested amount and the donations of Tania Cerga and Catalin Josan. Therefore, at present we have been able to raise 12 % of the necessary funds for the renovation of maternity in the framework of REVIVE MOLDOVA campaign.

Stefan Gatcan , Director General of Mother and Child Istitute thanked everybody for their support and said that the doctors are grateful for their contribution made to MCI.

Starting today, people willing to join the REVIVE MOLDOVA campaign and help the Mother and Child Institute from Chisinau can make donations via bank wire ( account number 2251528215 at Moldindconbank ,CuzaVoda branch office, bank account MOLDMD2X328) or sending an SMS to 9944, a unique number for all mobile phone operators ( the cost of one sms is 5 lei , including VAT). The aim of the campaign is to raise 18.563.913, 38 lei, which is almost 1 million lei, that will be used to repair, renovate and equip the Mother and Child Institute.

Chisinau, April 13, 2014