“Gain by Giving” is a yearly project, started in 2003, that takes place in the eve of the winter holidays. In the project, students and children in the region are encouraged to give a gift to their less fortunate peers – orphan kids or very poor children - thus bringing the holiday spirit in the hearts of many, before Christmas.
Saint Nicholas Bazaar
In 2010, within the „Saint Nicholas Bazaar”, children and students from our school and kindergarten sold books, toys and sports equippment in a total value of 3000 de RON. Half of the amount raised, 1500 RON was donated for charity.
In the second edition of this project, in 2011 the bazaar was a great success. The children contributed with an amount of more than 1500 RON to charitable causes in the community of Cluj!
In 2012, within the project “Gain by Giving” – “Staint Nicholas Bazaar”, the children sold toys, books, hand-made Christmas decorations and sports gear. At the end of the event, the children that participated as vendors donated 50% of what they’ve earned to a charitable cause. From these donations an amount of 2100 RON was gathered and the Student Council decided that the money will support the projects of Transilvania Autism Association. The toys that weren't sold at the end of the event were donated to the "Christian Foundation" which will bring them to the children in Pata Rat.
Also in December 2012, a group of students from Transylvania College joined the initiative of the talented magician, Cristian Gog, in his project called „Grandchildren for Christmas”, to bring the joy of the winter holidays in the hearts of almost 400 elderly people who have no families, thus have to spend Christmas all by themselves. While the Transylvania College Choir caroled the audience in Polus Center, the students donated sweets, fruits and food, to make the “grandparents” happy, thus becoming their “Grandchildren for Christmas”.
Objective: Training and development of the students' civic spirit through community involvement actions and fundraising activities.