• As innovators, we've built WISE.travel to reach the global development goals!

  • UtilDeco is our work integration social
    enterprise, where over 30 young people with disabilities or other social issues are working.

  • Our Youth Club provides social services to over 150 young people with disabilities or other social issues.

  • JobDirect provides EMPLOYMENT SERVICES on the local market to over 30 young people with disabilities or other social issues.

  • We have invested over 17 million euros in the local community starting with 2002.

  • We own FONSS - Federation of Non-Governmental Organisations for Social Services, including 27 NGOs.

  • Close to You Foundation has merged through absorption with FPDL.

  • We are EY Social Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016

Close to You Foundation (Fundatia Alaturi de Voi) is a non-governmental organisation and the biggest work integration social enterprise in Romania, established in February 2002 by Holt International Children’s Service USA, whose mission is the inclusion of people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.

Close to You Foundation is one of the pionners in social economy creating in 2008 UtilDeco, the work integration social enteprise, which, throughout time, has created over 100 jobs, out of which at least 40% for disabled people.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Social services

01

for people with disabilities and other social issues

Protected employment

02

for people with disabilities and other social issues

Employment services

03

for people with disabilities and other social issues

Prevention campaigns

04

in the local community

Civic campaigns

05

defending the rights of people with disabilities

Lobby and advocacy

06

for the NGO sector

CLOSE TO YOU FOUNDATION PRESENTATION

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

75

Projects

150.000

Beneficiaries

17.5 million EUR

Community Investment

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Work Integration Social Enterprise

Purchase products and services provided by people with disabilities in our workshops.

Charity Cash&Carry

Increase your sales and become a vendor in our Charity Cash&Carry!

WISE.travel

All vacations stand under our "do good travelling" guarantee. Our projects impact some of the most disadvantaged people, who not only gain access to jobs, but also redefine their identity and role in society. 100% of the revenue will go directly where needed the most.

LATEST ARTICLES

Read more +06 June 2018 By ADV Romania in Editorial, News, Press

WISE.travel s-a lansat la Chișinău!  

COMUNICAT DE PRESĂ 30.05.2018 Fundația ”Alături de Voi” România în parteneriat cu Organizația Keystone Moldova, a lansat în R. Moldova cel mai nou produs de antreprenoriat social – aplicatia WISE.travel. Evenimentul a avut loc joi 31 mai, ora 11.00 în locația Keystone Moldova Training Center – strada Albisoara 42/1, of.2, Chisinau, Moldova. WISE.travel, sub sloganul ”do
Read more +06 June 2018 By ADV Romania in Editorial, News, Press

Close to You Foundation officially launched WISE in Romania

Close to You Foundation officially launched in Romania on May 24, 2018, at 18.00, at BHB (former Corner Pub, Podu Ros, Iasi), its newest social economy product – the WISE.travel web application. The event marked the 16th activity of the foundation, years in which they made an important change for the well-being of over 150,000
Read more +11 April 2018 By ADV Romania in News

How to Have an Impactful Travel Experience – WISE

How to Have an Impactful Travel Experience Everybody wants to make a difference in this world. If you love to travel and explore new cultures while making an impact, then your opportunity is here! Built by Close to You Foundation, WISE is all about bringing do good travellers and local social enterprises together, to benefit

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Manual of Ethics and Integrity ADV Romania & UtilDeco

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