Out of concern for ELE, the SolidarELE Association appeared
The SolidarELE association was born in the middle of 2021, through the realization of a dream – that of doing good around by doing what you like at the same time.
Made up of passionate and dedicated people in their fields of activity, the solidary ELE association was established as a social economy structure within the project “I.S.P.I. – Sustainable Enterprises for Inclusion” co-financed from the European Social Fund through the Human Capital Operational Program (POCU), Priority Axis 4 “Social inclusion and combating poverty”, De minimis aid scheme “Support for the establishment of social enterprises”.
How do we do it right?
90% of the profit to be exact, is redirected to people from vulnerable categories (beneficiaries of our projects) in the form of social actions.
We operate according to the principle: it’s good for me, it’s good for you! Combining elements of business with elements of social mission, we want our work to represent a tool for doing good, with a positive impact on society.
The SolidarELE Association fights to protect the rights of people from vulnerable groups (“ELE” from solidarELE) and provides continuous support to them, victims of domestic violence.
The SolidarELE association promotes a democratic society based on equal opportunities and gender, respect for human rights, and a prosperous and balanced society.
Our first projects are dedicated to victims of domestic violence, and 90% of the profit we make by selling the goods we produce under our brand – Zizzou, turns into activities circumscribed by the social mission. Through these projects:
By offering social packages, we support the provision of decent conditions for temporary accommodation in public social centers that offer accommodation services to victims of domestic violence;
We combat the risk of financial dependence on the aggressor by offering a unique digital tool – an online social store;
We provide educational and recreational resources for children – victims of domestic violence, by creating a space dedicated to them in social centers hosting victims;
We bring to the attention of public opinion the phenomenon of domestic violence and the need to fight against it;
We contribute to the solidarity of civil society with causes of domestic violence.
The first workshop at the Baia Mare Transit Center
Based on the collaboration protocol between our Association and the Baia Mare Social Assistance Department, we managed to organize the first workshop at the Tranzit Social Center, where we modeled clay, painted and manually assembled clothing accessories, necklaces, decorations, and paintings, together with the children and adults from the Center.
On this occasion, we presented them with our idea of creating for them a social store integrated into our website, where they could put up for sale any object that they would make by hand, through their skill and talent, from bracelets braided, knitted things, paintings, drawings, etc.
We organized this first workshop to stimulate their creativity and encourage them to produce things to enjoy/benefit from the social store we are about to build.
Workshop no. 2 at the Baia Mare Transit Center
On January 31, 2022, the second workshop took place at the Tranzit Social Center where I painted, modeled clay, and manually assembled clothing accessories together with adults and children from the Center.
We were also joined this time by the young people from the Baia Mare Transit Center, who came to support another vulnerable group – the victims of domestic violence.
The young people joined forces with those from the Center, they were active and processed ceramic masses and their hands were “dressed” in porcelain dust.
The objects made will be presented and put up for sale in the social store.
The “Joy Corner” project for children from the Transit Social Center for women and children victims of domestic violence
With the support of the Autonom Foundation, we set up at the beginning of December 2021, an educational & relaxation area for children in the Center.
Children with ages ranging from 0-18 come here, along with their mothers. They arrive here amid tense, violent situations, with their clothes off, thoughts inappropriate for their ages, and sad hearts. They can stay here for a maximum period of 6 months. In the Center, they find open arms and good people, a room, and a quiet bed. But what they lacked until now was the play and socializing area to be equipped with furniture adapted to their needs, books, and educational games for different ages. Now they have at their disposal the “joy corner” where they have been playing and learning since that December afternoon.
We were happy to find at the Tranzit Social Center representatives open to collaboration and eager to provide them with a pleasant and friendly environment.
We offered 30 social packages at Baia Mare Transit Social Center
On 10.06.2022, I went to the Tranzit Social Center for temporary shelter of women and children victims of domestic violence in Baia Mare, to hand over 30 social packages. Prepared and offered: – 15 packages for women, including (with slight variations in content): a shampoo, a liquid hand soap, a disinfectant gel/disinfectant wet wipes, a shower gel, absorbents, toothpaste, a toothbrush, a towel, and a pajama; – 15 packages for children, including (with slight variations): a shampoo, shower gel, liquid soap, toothpaste for children, a toothbrush, a towel, night suit, an educational game/book. By offering the packages with the mentioned content, we contributed to the achievement of standards of hygiene and protection against infections in public centers in MM sheltering women and children victims of domestic violence.