Our Giving

 

ProAct Traders Believes In Giving Back

This is the camp that Jerry and Scott (and a lot of other supporters) built in Romania.  (Click the graphic left to see large view-then hit your escape key to come back) We both used to do live Christian rock and roll concerts in Romania and we started right after the 1990 revolution. All of us at at ProAct Traders have been active in overseas mission work since that time. During that time we have helped 7 orphanages, bought land and built a summer camp for orphans, underprivileged children, girls "at risk" for human trafficking and gypsies.   We also do business conferences in the University system in Bucharest, Romania to help the organization CRU and Lead Impact. That has evolved into hands on projects that utilize our full time couple who manages the camps and oversees the Christmas gift project as well as our personal speaking at the University level in Bucharest.

 

If you would like to visit and help out we would love to help you make that a reality in your life - just contact us.

Our Giving Projects are below

We  have found that our traders would like a place to move a small amount of their money that will have a huge difference and know that it actually got there and made a difference.  100% of all money raised goes to the camps - no money is taken out for admin costs.  Even the wire fee is donated! We do two (2) fundraisers per year. 

A Romanian summer camp project  and our Romanian Christmas Present project in cooperation with Samaritans Purse.  ProAct Traders takes a portion of our earnings each year and we match our traders gifts so that we can impact more people.

Our yearly projects are detailed below and are archived for you to show you that YES we can make a difference!

 

2017 Christmas Present Project

Every year we receive thousands of presents from Samaritan's Purse which are then distributed to underprivileged children in rural Romania.  These presents go to small villages, orphanages (we add a pizza party at each of these), gypsy camps and to children who will never get a present at all unless we can get one in their hands.

This year we have received 8,000 presents to deliver (see below).  How can we do it? 

Glad you asked.  ProAct Traders sponsors and fills hundreds of volunteers cars up with gas to get these delivered in the mountains of Transylvania.  Gas is $7.00 a gallon and typically 1 gallon of gas represents 23% of an average Romanians daily salary.  As you can see, unless we help this project will not take place.

So, each year Jerry and I match a portion of your contributions.  This year we will match up to $3000 of your donations!

Our Goal is $6000

Here are lots of pictures from 2016!  CLICK HERE

You can donate in increments of $10.00 using the icong below  (2x $10.00=$20.00  match from us = $40.00 and that will help fill a car up with gas and the occasional pizza party for the orphans)

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2017 Summer Camps

Every summer ProAct Sponsors camps for orphans, gypsies and poor children in rural Romania.  You help make this a reality.  100% goes to the camps-no admin costs!  It costs about $70.00 per child for a week in camp.  This includes lodging, food and transportation (we rent buses to pick them up), and pays the helpers a small stipend for helping.  Each camp has about 40-60 kids in them.

Traders gave $4000, we had a $3000 match and Jerry and I matched with $3000

Total sent was $10,000

Click the Picture below then hit the esc to come back

Thank You ProAct Traders

An Albino Gpirl (an outcast) came to the camp (she is all covered up from the sun but watch her bounce  VIDEO

Here are pictures from the 2017 camps CLICK HERE!

2016 Christmas Present project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are lots of pictures from 2016!  CLICK HERE

 

Short videos below - watch in FULL Screen (lower right hand corner)

 

Wow watch this desperately poor Mom give some joy to her 4 kids life.  WOW - they have never gotten a present so do not know how to open one.

Here's a stroll through a Gypsy village and presents given out

Watch a young boy open his present 

ProAct individual traders donated $3200 and ProAct Traders Inc. Matched that for a total of $6460.00

 

2016 Summer Camps

Every summer ProAct Sponsors camps for orphans, gypsies and poor children in rural Romania.  You help make this a reality.  100% goes to the camps-no admin costs!  It costs about $70.00 per child for a week in camp.  This includes lodging, food and transportation (we rent buses to pick them up), and pays the helpers a small stipend for helping.  Each camp has about 40-60 kids in them.

This year traders gave $3,340
ProAct had a match of $2,000
All was matched with an $11,000 matching gift

Total raised is $16,340

 

Click here to see pictures from the 2016 camps

2015 Christmas Shoe Box Project 

Thanks to all our Traders, Buckner Organization and Central Baptist Church for making these children's lives a little better!

Below is a big THANK YOU from an Orphanage you sponsored.

Here are lots of pictures!  CLICK HERE
 
$6,470 raised from Traders + $2000 Matching Challenge from a trader  + $100 in private check (both made to the church)=  $8570
Proact Traders Matched that $8570 x 2 = $17,140!!   

Goal: deliver 10,200 Christmas presents to needy Romanian children

2015 Summer Camps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to see pictures from the camps

Online contributions  $3560

Checks sent  $3290

A Traders challenge  $1500

Total  $7350

ProAct Traders match  $ 7350

Grand Total for camp sponsorships $14,700

2014 Christmas Shoe Box Project 

Traders contributed $4150 - ProAct Traders LLC matched that and sent $8300 to Romania!

You made a difference!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Camp Project

Picture above is at an orphanage -

$2470 from Traders

$1650 in Matching gifts from some very special traders! (private checks sent direct)

$4120 total

$4120 Matched from ProAct Traders (Jerry and Scott)

$8240 to Romania!

 

2013 Christmas Box Romania Project 

 

2013 Summer Camps Project Romania

Raised $3300 + Forex Target Traders LLC Match $3300 = $6600 sent

 

2012 Christmas Project -

Raised $2700 + ProAct Traders LLC Match $2700 = $5400 sent 12/15/2012  

Below was OUR 2012 SUMMER PROJECT 

From our Romania Camp directors- this is just one camp - we did 6 this year including one for severely handicapped children as well as an orphanage.   

Here is the video from the 2012 College Camp in Romania - an English/leadership camp CLICK HERE with CRU

Here is the link to see the 2011 Christmas project 

Romanian Ophans, Gypsy's, hospitalized kids and rural villages

We also support the following privately:

Tanners Mission in Rural Romania

They rescue the worst of the worst from state run hospitals and take them home, feed them, educate them (to the best of their abilities) and give them a life undreamed of before. These are the children with Cerebral Palsy, and major mental and physical handicaps that are simply warehoused until they die. They are neglected, in poor health and most were never even held while they were babies. Unless rescued, the girls end up with a worst fate (as you can imagine).  We did a camp for them this year at our camp in Transylvania - WOW!

Casa Elisabeta girls (just one house) shown below. Visit the Tanner's website by clicking here.

 

Why not sponsor a severely disabled child for only $35 a month- we do! Click here

 

 

 Jerry and Ulli Lillard: Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is the most atheistic nation of Europe. There are far less than 1% Bible believing Christians in this country. This generation doesn’t understand the validity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and they reject the organized Church. Because of this there is a growing drug culture, a 67% divorce rate, poverty is on the increase and people are beginning to look for answers.

So we are using tools that will speak to this generation of Czechs:

  • One such tool is we have started this Community center “Vysocanska Life Center” and through it we can reach families, youth with no perspective, a good cross section of society.  We use everyday programs like fitness and wellness etc.  to create a community of people interested in 3 things we all have in common: Physical Health, Emotional Health and Spiritual Health
  • We teach English to students and this gives us an opportunity to interact "One on One"
  • We are highly involved with the city in our area creating activities for children and youth. Giving new perspectives and hope through our Kids Club
  • Our church reaches out to the gypsy community and a third of our church is Roma gypsy.
  • We are reaching out to the hurting of the city of Prague as well through programs like “Celebrate Recovery”.

We do not charge the community for any of the above - we do ask that they make a donation to defray the costs. As you can imagine, it is never enough.  Thank you for helping us reach a modern atheistic nation.

Visit the Lillards personal website by clicking here