4. ROLDA Activity Internationally
ROLDA AUSTRALIA became incorporated charity on 1st December 2014, registration number ABN 38420396060. The team consists of the founder and a public officer. Additionally, we hired a bookkeeper (external service) and a direct mail company. Donors database have been increased from 11 donors (December 2015) to 890 donors (June 2016).
ROLDA UK is incorporated charity since July 2015, registration number 1162690. We are making progresses to find the perfect start-up team and Gemma, our representative in UK is working hard to achieve this primary goal.
ROLDA Gatehunder fra Romania was established in 2012 in Norway and registered on Brønnøysundregistrene (Norwegian Register Center), registration no. 998398495. Funds transferred from Norwegian branch in Romania, in 2015: 76 000NOK spent for building running spaces, water equipment repair, veterinary equipment purchase and adoption fees. Our charity is a member of Grasrotandelen where we doubled our active members since 2012, presently having 42 active supporters.
NRK TV (national TV in Norway) visited ROLDA shelters in 2012. TV Norge offered free advertising to our charity in 2014 and 2015 during Easter’ holidays.
ROLDA USA became a 501-c-3 charity 10 years ago, on 4th of July, the US National Day. Initially incorporated in WA State, the charity moved in CA State and it is run entirely by volunteers: Shannon, Californian volunteer who attend several conferences on ROLDA behalf and Mary, an expert in PR, who lives in MA State. The team is helped by Heather and Danny both living in Canada.
We currently rely on approx 1000 US supporters. Thanks to Heather’ commitment, our program addressed to seniors is 1 year old and put a smile on many seniors’ faces!
Total funds sent in Romania in 2015: 26000 US$
ROLDA became a registered charity in Germany in July 2015 under the name “Save Romanian Strays – ROLDA Germany e.V.”, registration number VR 3910 HL.
The team is formed by a number of 100% volunteers including: Sabine, Anja and Romina.
The Facebook page in German language with approx 7000 members, as well as the website are updated regularly by volunteers. In 2015, the first 3 dogs were safely rehomed and first lot of supplies collected by Germans arrived in Romania. In 2016, thanks to Tierschutz Shop, 11 tons of food were delivered to our Romanian shelters. In the first 6 months of 2016, approx 3000 EUR have been collected from individual donors and Tierschutz Shop money grant.
ROLDA Holland successfully rehomed approx 200 dogs in the past years but since 2013, our activity in Holland stopped, lack of trustworthy volunteers. Stephane, an experienced animal lover from Belgium, former co-editor of Wildlife Rescue Magazine in Australia visited ROLDA in spring of 2016 and as a result, we are again hopeful for reliable support from Benelux countries. Trees and Ilona joined recently our Benelux team.
ROLDA is part of ANBI system in Holland, which makes donations and legacies deductible.
ROLDA Sverige was founded in September 2014, registration number 802490-7050. Our Swedish team is formed by Lisa and Sandra as well as a group of active volunteers, donors and a growing number of adopters. Swedish team travels to Romania every 2-3 months.
Funds collected in 2015: 9750 SEK and 3100 RON plus a complete running space. In the first 6 months of 2016 the donations doubled.
ROLDA Suisse was created in 2014 by the famous animal activist Lolita Morena who leads a group of volunteers: Michele, Muriel, Suzanne, as well as other important donors, adopters and a growing number of members. In 2015, 22320 CHF and 3900 EUR have been transferred to Romania. One major supporter is Swiss Animal Protection, the oldest animal charity from Switzerland who offers regular grants for our shelters in Romania. Gala Atout Coeur, organized in fall 2015, reunited celebrities and supporters who collected funds for both animals and children in need.
Funds in Switzerland were collected for: replacing the crashed van, planting trees to create a wind barrier for large shelter, to protect dogs against snow storms, to expand the small shelter, for 2 social sterilization campaigns helping poor communities’ pets, emergency rescue costs and food for shelters in Romania. Swiss team comes to Romania every 3-4 months.