Welcome to NOROC's home on the web!
NOROC is a Christ-based, non-profit organization. Noroc is a Romanian word which means "God Bless." We've adopted it as our name because it also reflects our mission: To share God's blessings by providing New Opportunities for Romanian Orphaned Children spiritually, developmentally, socially and medically.
At this time, over 125,000 children are starving for love in Romanian orphanages. NOROC was founded to find ways to nurture these abandoned children. Currently, NOROC's programs are focused in the orphanages of Tulcea County, Romania. There we try to provide for children in material ways, such as seeing to at that they have diaper-panties, school supplies, or adequate shoes. But at an even more basic level of need our organization tries to provide the loving relationships these children so desperately crave.
NOROC sponsors several programs which specialize attention to children in different ways. Big Hearted Grannies provides abandoned children with loving care and gives retired Romanian citizens a chance to make a positive difference in the innocent lives of God's children. The 35 Grannies give individual attention and sensory therapy to nearly 200 babies and toddlers in two orphanages in Tulcea. Grannies work 4 hours a day, 5 days a week, earning money that doubles thieir retirement pension. Each little one is now experiencing the joy and comfort that comes from a personal relationship with a special Granny. Twenty-two Big Hearted Teachers, an athletic coach, 2 psychologists, and 2 administrators coordinate activities and the needs of those in the handicapped hospital and homes for girls and boys ages 7-18 years. Big Hearted Friends integrates children into their community.
In the time since NOROC has started its work we are happy to report improvement in the lives of the children in the orphanages in Tulcea. Children who were once abandoned are now developing physically, mentally, & socially. Institutions that were once silent are now full of the joyful sounds of children at play, thanks to the day-to-day devotion of Big Hearted Grannies, Teachers, and Friends.
Churches and individual friendships currently support this mission. Please join us in our work. There are still many children that have never shared a loving embrace or experienced the confidence and comfort that comes from a consistent, caring, and loving relationship. Your support is appreciated.