Investing in sustainable change in the lives of those in need

We empower people who are marginalised to develop their talents. And we enable disadvantaged communities to flourish. We equip individuals and communities to promote and ensure participation of all. We fight poverty, exclusion and crisis. This is how we follow Jesus Christ.


We recognise that every individual has been given different opportunities in life.


We strive for sustainable change in the lives of those who live in poverty, exclusion or a crisis.


We work in 14 countries in Eastern Europe, Eastern Africa and the Middle East.

Blue Bucket Campaign: Stronger communities that care for one another

The Blue Bucket Campaign is organised by Dorcas Country Offices in Albania, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine in cooperation with local partner organisations. They organise food collections in blue buckets and offer these buckets to marginalised people, such as older persons and families living in difficult circumstances in communities across Eastern Europe.

With this campaign, the Dorcas Country Offices and local partners raise awareness on what individuals and community actors can do for marginalised people in their community or country. The Blue Bucket Campaign initiatives motivate the community to care for and protect its marginalised members, for example with community activities, neighbours that care, volunteering and practical support. The aim is to contribute to stronger communities that reach out to marginalised people.

Churches, NGOs, schools, the private sector, and others are asked to participate in this campaign and collect food. Many volunteers, also young members of the community, offer support in packing and distributing the blue buckets with food. These blue buckets are distributed in communities where Dorcas and partner organisations participate in the Community Safety Nets with specific care for marginalised people.