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Win David Popovici's helmet and goggles!

[September 5, 2022 Update] Thank you for every donation that brought us closer to Florentina’s dream: to own her own place, for her and her 3 children! Following the draw that took place on August 31, 2022, in the presence of a public notary, Ira P. was designated the winner of David Popovici’s champion equipment. Ira is from Bucharest and has 2 boys who themselves swim from a young age. Ira made a donation of 50 lei for Florentina, along with thousands of other donors who donated between August 1-26 to do good. Together, with the invaluable support offered by David, we managed to raise over 40,000 of euros for a house and a Home!

“I’m super, super happy! It’s like getting a piece of history, because David has been, and is doing, wonders for the Romanian sport! I donated so that Florentina could give her children a better life and I sincerely hope that they will be healthy and happy together. Now I think that I also contributed a bit to her joy and got an incredible amount of joy back! Thank you!”, Ira told us.

The joy of having raised the amount needed to complete the former champion’s house is as big as the responsibility we have! Because of that, we are already building, brick by brick, Florentina’s house. With the help of David Popovici and almost 3,000 donations, the house is growing – and so are Florentina’s hopes for a safe life with her children.

Thank you, David Popovici! Thank you, everyone!

[August 31, 2022 Update] Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! With your help and that of almost 3,000 other donors, we have raised 223.135 Lei! We will thus be able to complete the construction of the house for Florentina and her family. (This amount includes 218.105 Lei in the form of contributions through, to which direct bank transfers to the Foundation’s account were added.)

Later today, August 31, the draw for David Popovici’s champion equipment will take place, according to the rules mentioned below, in the presence of the notary public. In the next period we will validate the winner, so, if you made a donation of 25 Lei or more on, between August 1 (09:00) and August 26 (14:00), you could be the winner. We will make the initial notification exclusively through the email address used at the time of the donation, so check your email for possible information from us. Thank you very much! Success!

[Initial article, August 1, 2022] David Popovici offers his helmet and goggles with which he competed at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest to raise money for Florentina, former world vice-champion in junior rowing. Make a donation of at least 25 lei and you can win David’s equipment!

Florentina’s children need your help to stay close to their mother!

Florentina is currently fighting a terrible disease, at only 29 years old. She is the mother of three children between the ages of 4 and 8, and currently she has nowhere to live with her daughter and two boys, in the context of a difficult family situation. She went through chemotherapy and is fighting for her life, just like she did since she was little.

For them, David has joined Hope and Homes for Children and is appealing for donations at, so that we can finish the construction of Florentina’s house, which we started this year in spring, in her native village in Suceava county.

How to enter the race to win David’s equipment:

  1. Access;
  2. Make a donation of 25 lei or more between August 1 and 26 and you will be automatically registered in the draw that will take place no later than September 2, 2022. (Fill in your coordinates correctly, in order to be able to contact you in the situation where you will be the winner). The draw will take place in the presence of a public notary, through

The winner will be announced on, on, as well as on our social media accounts, by September 26, 2022.

Read HERE the campaign’s rules.

Donate more times and increase your chances of winning!

All donations higher than or equal to 25 lei will participate in the draw. So, by donating more, you increase your chances of winning and get closer to the equipment that David Popovici used to become world champion.

Great news: your donation will be doubled by Genpact!

The total amount donated during the campaign will be doubled by Genpact, one of the generous supporters of Hope and Homes for Children since 2017.