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05 May, 2022

“Our client is locked in the apartment”: how ZooPatrul saves pets

The story of the cat from Borodyanka, which was hiding on the 7th floor of the ruined house, went viral. The cat’s rescue was made possible by a community of ZooPatrul volunteers who have been pulling animals out of abandoned apartments since the start of the full-scale war. We spoke with Sonia Sadovska, co-founder and […]

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29 April, 2022

Perspectiva 21.3: How to boil hundreds of liters of soup and keep faith in your mission

Perspectiva 21.3 is a Ukrainian charity organization that protects people’s interests with intellectual disabilities. Their key project is the Center for Social and Labor Adaptation for Young People with Disabilities in Brovary, Kyiv region, where students acquire special skills and learn to live independently. Before the war, students of the Center had an internship in […]

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15 April, 2022

THE WAY TO CHERNIHIV. VOLUNTEERS WHO EVACUATED PEOPLE FROM THE CITY UNDER FIRE

In their recent photos on social media, you can see the ordinary life of young people: hiking, travelling abroad, festivals. Lots of fun, laughter, and drive. In the past month and a half, their photos have changed: cars full of boxes and packages, burning houses, military uniforms, and field roads; pictures of immobilized tanks and […]

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12 April, 2022

BUSINESS SUPPORT: HOW UKRAINIAN ENTERPRISES OPENED THEIR FRONT TO HELP DURING WARTIME

Since the beginning of the full-scale war, Ukrainian companies have been actively assisting with significant financial contributions and other resources. Businesses donated millions of hryvnias to the army. IT companies keep paying salaries to workers who went to the front. Banks paid taxes in the month ahead. Creative hubs, coworking spaces and theatres give shelter […]

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30 March, 2022

«Pregnancy cannot be paused»: how 280 Days Charity Fund works during the war

We have spoken to the founder of the 280 Days Charity Fund about the needs of pregnant Ukrainian women, doctors and birth attendants, and the power of support and work from the bomb shelter because life must go on. The history of the 280 Days Fund started with the personal story of its founder, Alesia […]

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24 March, 2022

“This is a trauma for generations.” How The Voices of Children Foundation works during the war

No child should be left alone with a trauma — that is the mission of the Voices of Children charitable foundation. Since 2015, the foundation has been providing psychological and psychosocial assistance to children affected by the war. For the past few weeks, after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the foundation has been working non-stop […]

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04 March, 2022

Help Ukraine during the war

Waking up from the «war has begun» message, 24/7 checking whether your family and friends are safe, trying to get some sleep on the floor in a metro station or in a bomb shelter, hearing warning alarms and helping our army: this is a new kind of routine for Ukraine. If you feel that you […]

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«Ромашка» та всі її діти. Як на Волині Спільнокоштом створили центр іпотерапії Фото 3
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22 February, 2022

“Romashka” and all of its kids. How a crowdfunding campaign helped open the center for equine-assisted therapy

During 6 years of its existence the center for equine-assisted therapy ‚Romashka’ (the Ukrainian for ‚camomile’ – editor’s note) has managed to put lots of kids with disabilities on their legs and to help them speak again all thanks to the decision made by their parents to fulfill their dream of generating funds for building […]

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Відновити минуле. Як три родини на Львівщині реконструюють старовинний палац Фото 7
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21 February, 2022

Restoring the past. How three families are reconstructing a centuries-old palace in the Lviv oblast

The village of Pidhirtsi, which is located in the Lviv oblast, hosts a 250-year-old castle. Nobody has been maintaining it since Soviet times. It has been falling into decay ever since, until its walls became covered with mold, teetering on the brink of collapse.  However, about eight years ago three families, namely the Herha, Bernyk […]

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Три види свободи: хто такі FREEki? Фото 9
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08 February, 2022

Three types of freedom: who are FREEki?

Here’s our new article about a new clothing brand that places extreme value on the freedom of self-expression, choice and the freedom to be yourself.  This story began with a compliment. A friend of mine came to work wearing a navy blue sweatshirt. I told her it was beautiful, to which she said, ‚Oh, it […]

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Доступне місто: чотири проєкти, які руйнують бар'єри Фото 3
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07 February, 2022

Do it yourself: four local crowdfunding platforms that change Ukrainian cities

What kind of future is possible when it is being directly influenced by the public? A city is changing when representatives of the business sector, of local authorities and civil society join their forces for this purpose. It is changing when its citizens are aware of the fact that one cannot rely upon the state. […]

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Замість сотень корів і тон цукру: якими були стипендії для студентів у 19-20 століттях?
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19 January, 2022

Instead of hundreds of cows and tons of sugar: what was the scholarship allowance like back in the 19th-20th centuries?

What did students of the previous century call ‘a happy and a free ticket to life’, what kind of work did they look for and with the help of what philanthropists did they receive education? Nearly 150 years ago the rector of the Kyiv University Mykola Bunge pointed out that more and more students applied […]

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Що трапилося з українськими благодійниками і меценатами у 20 столітті Фото 6
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17 January, 2022

What happened to Ukrainian benefactors and philanthropists in the 20th century

At the beginning of the 20th century the charitable cause in the Ukrainian lands was gathering much steam. The number of philanthropic initiatives was increasing, as was that of philanthropists and benefactors. One would think that society was gradually tackling main social problems (famine, orphanhood, poverty, etc.). However, a long tradition of charity in Ukraine […]

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