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EAA Volunteering with Greater Chicago Food Depository – 4


EAA Volunteering with Greater Chicago Food Depository – 3

EAA Volunteering with Greater Chicago Food Depository – 2

EAA Volunteering with Greater Chicago Food Depository – 1

Greater Chicago Food Depository’s 29th Annual Hunger Walk

The Annual Hunger Walk is upon us once again.  

It will be held June 21st, 2014.  More information coming soon.

Check out the Greater Chicago Food Depository here for details on the Hunger Walk –


EVV System Implementation

Electronic Visit Verification is a new requirement for the provision of Homecare Services that applies to all Homecare providers. Illinois Department on Aging is mandating that we have an EVV System in place by 9/30/2013, you and your client have received an official notice from IDoA through which the mandate is explained.  You can find those notifications here…

EVV Employee Notice     EVV Participant (Client) Notice

European American Association has decided to go with the EVV Vendor EPAY. EPAY will be providing an EVV System that tracks the work hours of each Homecare Aide by using a Smartphone Application.  The smartphone application will be used to capture; Time, Date, Location through GPS.  This will be automatically logged into the EVV System.

Homecare Aides will be provided a training on our EVV System, the options available for using the system, and how to use the smartphone application.  The details of this training will be provided to all Homecare Aides with their October 1, 2013 paycheck.


Currently, the options we have available for our Homecare Aides are the following:

You may use your own smartphone device (Android or iPhone ONLY) to install and use the EPAY Mobile Application.
You MUST Prove that you have installed the application and that it is functional before we will allow you to use this option.  There is no charge for this option.

You may use a smartphone device provided by EAA.  This device will be assigned to you for as long as you are providing hours of service to clients.  You must sign off on a policy that ensures you understand how to use the device, the reason for using the device, and that you are financially responsible for the device in the event of damage or if it is lost.  This option will be provided to those Homecare Aides who need at $8 per month.

Again the details of the new system will be provided at the Mandatory Training, you will receive notice of this training with your 10/1/2013 paycheck.


We have created a document that outlines how to setup your device with the mobile application, how to login, and how to use the application.  The document is currently in English only but we are working to translate it into – Spanish, Romanian, Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish.

You can download it here…EAA EVV Mobile Application How To


If you would like to Download the application for Android and iPhone, respectively, please see the following links or visit the Google Play Store / itunes store on your device and search for “EPAY”.


ANDROID: EPAY Mobile Application

iPhone: EPAY Mobile Application – iPhone



EVV Employee Notice    
EVV Participant (Client) Notice

EAA EVV Mobile Application How To
EPAY Mobile Application – Android
EPAY Mobile Application – iPhone

Greetings from the Founder & CEO of Roma Boots

                 roma boots logo christmas
On December 24th, 2010 I was very fortunate to take part in a life altering experience. I had the opportunity of giving away our first pairs of Roma Boots to street children and orphans in Calarasi, Romania. At 7AM that Christmas Eve we packed a couple of vans with 1,000 pairs of bright red, yellow and blue Roma Boots and drove towards our destination. As we approached the sad and gloomy villages, where children were walking through slush and mud in broken shoes or sandals, my heart sunk with sadness.  I kept thinking to myself – my wife along with my 3 and 6 year old daughters are enjoying Christmas Eve with gifts, lights and plenty of food, while these children have no one to look or care for them. Everything seemed gray and cold – There were no lights, no color, not even the slightest indication that it was Christmas – only an eerie silence in the bitter air and every-now-and-then a random dog’s barking.
But soon it all changed.
 As we stopped and began to open the boxes with bright red, yellow and blue boots, the children’s faces beamed with hope, joy and gratitude. Sounds of laughter began to echo in the streets – children were coming from everywhere and suddenly the village came to life. It was such a monumental experience that I knew then that I will dedicate my life to repeating the same experience for children in Romania, Eastern Europe and eventually around the world.
2012 was our best year yet! We started our first ‘boot drop’ in January in Transylvania with Livada Orphan Care. Since then we have established partnerships with World Vision, Global Aid, European American Association and Operation Christmas Child and have provided thousands of boots to children in Central America, Armenia and other Eastern European countries.
As I reflect on this amazing year, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and humbled to be a part of this great endeavor. But more importantly, to have all of you join me on this journey. Our main ingredient has always been love and the entire Roma Story has been a labor of love. Words cannot express how much it all means – Your support, dedication and your willingness to share our story . Thousands of children’s life’s have been transformed as a result and I anticipate that number will be a lot greater in 2013.
Thank you all so much!  
Have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
Samuel Bistrian
See a 2 minute experience of what our ‘boot drops’ look like
Roma Boots - Continuing Around the World
Roma Boots – Continuing Around the World
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