Link to Hope currently works with nationals in Moldova (NE) and Romania (NE), Bulgaria (N) and the Ukraine (S & W).  It also sends Christmas Shoeboxes to all of these countries. Our aim is to help the poorest and most marginalised through education and social care and to change lives by releasing communities out of poverty. We deal directly with trusted partners who deliver the aid directly to the people that need it and therefore see results very quickly. We are very proud that money is not wasted and every penny that is given counts.

Background to Link to Hope

Link to Hope (formally Link Romania) was established in 1991 in response to the devastating television pictures of the appalling conditions in the orphanages in Romania.  Link to Hope works with a variety of nationals on a range of projects throughout Eastern Europe. Link to Hope success and good reputation is based over 30 years of dedication by a range of individuals who have a heart for Eastern Europe and want to offer the hand of friendship, finance and knowledge to the people of these countries to lift them out of poverty.

Our Purpose & Beliefs

Link to Hope offers help to people of all backgrounds regardless of race, colour or creed with no qualifying criteria other than that they are poor and marginalised. The work that Link to Hope undertakes is through a known networks of church leaders, pastors, community leaders and mayors who are at the front line of providing help and services to those that need it. Link to Hope is driven by Christian principles and holds Matthew 25 v 35 – 40 at the heart of its work. “Then the King will say to those on his right…. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’


Link to Hope’s aim is to combat poverty and give humanitarian aid and has special concern for the most disadvantaged. The poorest – especially people struggling to survive in poor villages that lack basic amenities.

Most vulnerable – especially children and the most marginalised.

Most exploited – the families and individuals who are at the mercy of authorities and circumstances that they have no control over Link to Hope’s vision is that one day every person in Eastern Europe will have a safe environment to live in and access to basic healthcare, human rights, employment and education.


Link to Hope’s is working towards its vision by supporting two particular areas of need – Education and Social Care. Our aim is to combat poverty through education. We work with children and young people and our projects aim is to target marginalised and poor children who struggle with normal schooling or because of their background or ethnic origin are marginalised and drop out.

Our Community development and social work aims is to promote family cohesion and the inclusion of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups into society. We go and meet people regularly to extend help and advice to those that others would ignore. We also help with medical and dental bills, official paperwork, repairing of homes, helping with fuel in the winter and many other life line projects.