February 24th, 2023 marks one year since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, a war that in truth began in 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea and sent troops into eastern Ukraine. Its aims then were the same as they are now: to bring an end to a free, independent, and democratic Ukraine. But today, just as in 2014, Ukraine stands strong in defense of its sovereignty and its culture.
Commemorating One Year of Full-Scale War
Winter Camp & Warming Fund For Ukrainian Orphans and Displaced Children
A generous Anonymous Donor has offered to provide up to $10,000 in dollar-for-dollar matching funds to support UCARE's Winter Camp and Warming Campaign! Please donate today so that we can provide the children in Ukraine with a memorable camp experience.
UCARE, Inc. is partnering with Pryateli Ditej (Kyiv), Opika Majbutnoho (L’viv) and Hutzulska Spadshchyna (Vorohta) to put on a Winter Camp in Ukraine in January 2023 for 40 children – orphaned or displaced and 12 university students that are part of the UCARE scholarship program.
The children will be engaged and supported emotionally, mentally and physically. They will have the opportunity to make new friendships with children in similar situations; develop relationships with mentors; play safely indoors and outdoors; participate in Workshops that teach problem solving, teamwork; reinforce their Ukrainian Language while learning about Ukrainian traditions, songs and holidays; and find support through Camp Counselors, Psychologists and art therapy. The traumas of war may be addressed in this nurturing environment.
Children will also be provided with warming supplies (coats, boots, socks, hats, mittens), which they can use and then take with them at the end of camp.
UCARE, Inc. (Ukrainian Children's Aid and Relief Effort) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Organization whose focus is the children of Ukraine, primarily those living in orphanages and internaty (government run orphanage-schools).
WHO ARE WE?
The Crisis Response Committee is a grassroots, informal association of organizations and individuals, formed in order to respond to the escalating crisis facing Ukraine. We are Ukrainian-Americans who care deeply about U.S. interests in the region, which include a commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.