The Giving Tuesday charity event dedicated to Veterans Stipends that took place in Kyiv this December collected 80,500 UAH, which explicitly shows that Ukrainians are supportive of and ready for the global movement and tradition of charitable nights.
Right before their first concert in NYC, the Ukrainian band KAZKA generously dedicated the night of May 30th to help us raise funds for the Razom Ticket – the project which aims to increase engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines among Ukrainian children. Many Ukrainian New-Yorkers came to enjoy the Cocktails with KAZKA.
At the Annual Meeting 2017 Razom for Ukraine provided a third grant to the Support Hospitals in Ukraine project, which will finalize the delivery of the fourth container of medical equipment to Ukrainian hospitals in need. This last, third grant from Razom summed up to the total financial support of $23,000. We are proud to partner up with and support the project with such a noble mission – “Provide hospitals in Ukraine with the much-needed medical equipment and supplies”.
Last weekend, our Toy Drive team hosted a charity picnic in Central Park to celebrate Ukraine’s Independence. We couldn’t have asked for better weather and a better turnout! The day was action packed with fun activities, salo tasting, music, and great company. By the end of the day, we raised $2,000, which we will send to the Lviv Education Foundation in support of their program “Big Brother” (“Старший Брат”). “Big Brother” is a mentorship program for kids, whose fathers have been affected by the war in eastern Ukraine.
GaliciaKult is a multidisciplinary social-cultural forum that happened in Kharkiv in October 2016.
GaliciaKult will physically transcend borders between west and east Ukraine, and bring the multifaceted culture of “Halychyna” region (west) to Kharkiv, the largest city of the Slobozhanshchyna historical region (northeast). The goal is to grasp the concept of a neighbor-ship, both inside the country and across the borders.
The forum’s program – the result of collaboration among curators, artists, scholars and cultural activists from West/East Ukraine and EU partners will include over 90 cultural events in several segments: visual art (8 exhibitions), music (5 big concerts), theater (6 spectacles), literature (17 meetings), film (16 films), lecture & discussion program (14 meetings) with a focus on different histories, identities and cultures of cities in Western Ukraine and Eastern Ukraine (represented by Kharkiv in the northeast). Razom has partnered up with DOFA Fund (organizer of #GaliciaKult) to raise cash to cover travel expenses for the artists. Full Forum Program is here: http://www.dofa.fund/total-program Follow the events via DOFA Fund Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dofa.fund/
Reformers Without Borders (RWB) is a short-term exchange program that brings fellows from the United States and other countries to Ukraine to work on building a bridge of trust between local governing bodies and citizens. Fellows will build and maintain an open relationship between government and civil society to support reform projects.