Each month, Casa Ioana spends Ron 29,000 (€6,450) towards providing safe temporary accommodation and professional support to women and children experiencing domestic violence and family homelessness.

We provide outstanding value for money – it costs Casa Ioana just Ron 19 (€4.25) per day to support each individual in our care.

We receive regular monthly funding to help us to provide our life-saving and life-changing services and we are very grateful to:


The remaining money is raised through people’s 2% income tax donations, fundraising events and one-off donations. We are particularly grateful to the ‘British Ladies of Bucharest’ (BLOBs) for their support in helping us organise our main fundraising activities. It all helps to provide a sanctuary and one-to-one support that women and children experiencing domestic violence and family homelessness need to move on.

Every month, Casa Ioana’s volunteers help in so many ways. Their activities cover all aspects of our work, from face-to-face engagement with our beneficiaries to supporting us in fundraising and in carrying out administrative tasks. Volunteers make a valuable contribution in the way we provide our services.

Explore this section to find out how you can make a difference!

Please donate

Casa Ioana relies on donations to provide its life-saving and life-changing services. Donating to Casa Ioana could save a life and will help vulnerable women and children move on with their lives.

Your support will enable Casa Ioana to help more women and children to be safe whilst rebuilding their lives. Please donate today.

One-off donations

You can make an online donation with your credit card or PayPal account simply by using our PayPal donation button on the Click here to leave this site quickly” bar below. Alternatively, you can make your donation by electronic bank transfer. The suggested donations below are a guide as to how important your donation is and just how much it can help.

If you prefer to donate by post please send your cheque, payable to ‘Asociaţia Casa Ioana’ to: Şoseaua Olteniţei 39-41, Sector 4, Bucharest 041294, Romania

Ron 25 (€5.50) will pay for a children’s fun day

At Casa Ioana, we hold fun days of activities for children, helping them to explore their culture and play in a safe learning environment. Your donation could help them be children again.

Ron 50 (€11) will help women enter the job market.

Often women are stopped from working by their abusers, or they may have had to leave their job to escape violence and abuse. Others may have lost their jobs when they lost their homes. Your donation could help give women back their independence to find work.

Ron 100 (€22) will pay for an emergency pack.

Sometimes women need to escape in a hurry and arrive at Casa Ioana with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. Others may have lost everything when their family was evicted or had possessions stolen whilst living on the streets. Your money could pay for the emergency pack we provide.

Ron 150 (€33.50) could pay for a child’s school pack

A school uniform for their new school and a satchel with books and education equipment will help children to fit in with other children at their new school and help stop them feeling lonely. Your donation could help us to provide a school pack for these children.
If you would like more information please call us on +40 21 332 6390 or send us an email to office@casaioana.org.

Of course, you can donate as much or as little as you wish and the amounts above are simply a guide. We rely on people to donate so that we can continue to support vulnerable women and children to move on with their lives by providing them the support they need within a safe and protective environment.

Monthly donations

All donations we receive make an amazing difference to the lives of our women and children. We are very grateful for the kind support and Casa Ioana takes great care to spend your money wisely.

Both one-off and monthly donations are crucial in enabling us to continue to provide our services. Nevertheless, in these difficult economic times monthly donations help us to plan in a way no other donation does.

You can make monthly or other regular donations through your bank using their online Recurrent Payment, Standing Order or Scheduled Transfer schemes. The suggested monthly donations below are a guide as to how important your donation is and just how much it can help.

Ron 570 (€125) per month will provide shelter for an older vulnerable single woman

Casa Ioana often opens its doors to older single women who have found themselves homeless because they have been unable to pay their bills and abandoned by their family. Your help will buy the food and other items she needs to help reduce her anxiety.

Ron 750 (€165) per month will provide safety and support to a mother and child

Women and children experiencing domestic violence need somewhere safe to stay along with professional support to rebuild their lives and be able to move on. Your money will enable a mother and child to be protected and supported as they make this transition.

Of course, you can donate as much or as little as you wish and the amounts above are simply a guide. We rely on people to donate towards our work with vulnerable women and children so that we can give them the support they need to move on in a safe and protective environment.

If you would like more information please call us on +40 21 332 6390 or send us an email to office@casaioana.org.

To make a monthly donation, ask your bank to make a Recurrent Payment, Standing Order or Scheduled Transfer for the amount you choose, the period (i.e. 12 months) and the frequency (i.e. monthly).

Our Bank account details are:

Raiffeisen Bank S.A.
Brîncoveanu Branch: Şoseaua Olteniţei 56, Sector 4, Bucharest, Romania
Account name: Asociaţia Casa Ioana
Swift code: RZBRROBU
IBAN accounts:
RON Account: RO81RZBR0000060008694500
EURO Account: RO26RZBR0000060008694617
USD Account: RO35RZBR0000060009407211
Do not forget, if you are a Romanian taxpayer you can donate 2% of your income tax to Casa Ioana.

2% income tax

If you pay Romanian income tax, the law gives YOU the opportunity to direct 2% of your income tax towards Casa Ioana’s work to provide safe temporary accommodation and professional support to women and children experiencing domestic violence and social exclusion.

The procedure is easy: you need to complete Form 230. Do not calculate the amount of your 2% tax donation – the Agenţia Naţională de Administrare Fiscală (ANAF) will do that for you. You must deliver the completed form to your local ANAF office by post or in person.

Please send us an email if you decide to help by donating 2% of your income tax – ANAF do not tell us who donates – and we would like to know simply to say thank you!

Why not tell your family and friends about Casa Ioana and ask them if they would like to help by donating their 2% income tax? Your workplace is another place to spread the news. Tell your colleagues about Casa Ioana and ask them for their support.

You can print off as many forms as you need and ask your family, friends and colleagues to complete them. To make it even easier, call us on 021 332 6390 or send us an email to office@casaioana.org and we will send someone round to collect the completed forms and get them to ANAF for you!

20% profit tax

The sponsorship law gives your company the opportunity to redirect up to 20% of its profit tax obligation (if it does not exceed 3% of turnover) to Casa Ioana to help in our work in providing safe temporary accommodation and professional support to women experiencing domestic violence and social exclusion. Your donation can be money or goods.

An example:

Your company registers a profit of Ron 100,000.
The profit tax due to the state is 100,000*16/100 = Ron 16,000.
The 20% of the profit tax that you can donate is 16,000*20% = Ron 3,200.
The sponsorship is deductible from the tax if it falls within the limits imposed by the fiscal code (does not exceed 3‰ of turnover and 20% of the profit tax)

The procedure simply requires the completion of a sponsorship contract between your company and Casa Ioana. Your accountant will give you more details.

It is an amazing win-win way to help us in our work:

  • it costs your company NOTHING! The amount of your sponsorship comes from the profit tax that you would have paid into the government anyway
  • your company does not have to wait for the government to reimburse the amount of your sponsorship; you deduct it from your profit tax bill BEFORE you pay your tax
  • Casa Ioana receives the financial support it needs to help vulnerable women and children move on with their lives by using our demonstrable experience and skills built up over almost 20 years – we are the EXPERTS

If you require more information please call us on +40 21 332 6390 or send us an email to office@casaioana.org.

Sponsorship contract

The sponsorship law gives your company the opportunity to redirect 20% of its profit tax directly to Casa Ioana. Click on this link to download a copy of our Sponsorship Contract. The contract must be completed in the Romanian language, although you can download an English language version here.

Material donations

Casa Ioana welcomes material donations because they help women and children leaving domestic violence situations in a hurry and have not had the opportunity to collect their personal belongings

Public donations

Public donations

  • good quality second-hand clothing, particularly for women and children
  • good quality second-hand children’s toys, particularly educational toys
  • televisions, computers and gaming consoles
  • suitcases, holdalls and handbags
  • crockery, cutlery, cooking pots and utensils
  • pictures and ornaments to make our family rooms look more welcoming

We also appreciate donations of bedding, i.e. pillows, blankets, duvets, sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers.
If you are changing your furniture, we are always in need of reasonable quality couches and armchairs, easy chairs, coffee tables, cupboards, wardrobes, beds and rugs.
Our beneficiaries need washing machines, electric cookers and refrigerators.
We are especially in need of prams, pushchairs, high chairs, baby cots, playpens and larger outdoor/indoor children’s play equipment.
Please note that we can only pick up larger items by hiring a van and driver and would appreciate help towards those costs if you can.

Company donations

Can your company help Casa Ioana with new electrical appliances, furniture, bedding and rugs? We need items like washing machines, electric cookers and refrigerators; living room furniture such as: couches and armchairs, easy chairs and coffee tables; bedroom furniture like bunk beds, baby cots, wardrobes and chests-of-drawers.
If your company can help, the value of the donation can be deducted from your profit tax. You can find out how by clicking here.

Volunteering

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. Volunteering with Casa Ioana can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career.
Our team of dedicated volunteers give their time and skills to help our vital work. They make a huge difference to Casa Ioana.

We need your support

Casa Ioana relies on the goodwill of dedicated individuals to continue its work supporting women and children experiencing domestic violence and social exclusion.
Volunteers enable Casa Ioana to deliver our life-saving and life-changing services.

I want to volunteer – how can I help?

You can help in many ways as a volunteer at Casa Ioana. Casa Ioana is currently recruiting volunteers in the following areas:

  • developing and producing our online newsletter whilst involving some of our beneficiaries in the processes on editing and production
  • working with women and children in our services, particularly by engaging them in meaningful activities that also have an educational element such as cultural visits, games that demonstrate team work and trust, cooking, parenting skills, excursions, etc.
  • you could join our small and committed team of professionals, mainly in the area of counselling.
  • office work, supporting key activities in our office in Berceni. Activities include database work, translation and interpretation, fundraising, etc.

If you can think of other activities that match your skills and experience, please let us know so that we can meet you and discuss this with you.
For more information about volunteering for Casa Ioana, please telephone us at +40 21 332 6390 or write to us at office@casaioana.org

What do we offer to volunteers?

  • an opportunity to contribute to the work of Bucharest’s leading domestic violence and social exclusion organisation
  • an opportunity to develop skills in a specialist area, e.g. fundraising or communications
  • an opportunity for personal and professional development
  • an opportunity for personal and professional development

What do we expect from volunteers?

  • a commitment to Casa Ioana’s values and principles
  • a commitment to work for the time period specified by the volunteering role (usually three months)

Equality and diversity

Casa Ioana is committed to equality and diversity. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect that commitment and apply to both volunteers and paid staff.