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10 September, 2022

Rebuilding Chernihiv in times of war: three stories of brave volunteers

Volunteer centers sprang up in the encircled city in the hottest days of hostilities and kept functioning after the siege had been lifted. Here are three stories of coordination volunteer work in Chernihiv and the eponymous region.  Balsanka: humanitarian and social aid In her eighth year as a volunteer, a native of Chernihiv, Olha Palkova-Svirchevska, […]

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04 July, 2022

LET’S JOIN TOLOKA: REPAIR TOGETHER ORGANIZATION RESTORES WAR-DAMAGED BUILDINGS

People have lost their homes: some buildings were destroyed by shelling, others by the occupiers who lived there and left only dirt and chaos behind. However, our strength lies in solidarity. More than one generation of Ukrainians gathered for toloka, and as a group, they helped to do what was beyond the power of one. […]

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08 August, 2022

“THIS IS TESTIMONY TO THE COURT.” HOW PEOPLE FROM KHARKIV PROTECT THEIR HERITAGE SITES

The towns and villages of the Kharkiv region are constantly suffering from Russian shelling. The occupiers are destroying not only schools, kindergartens, and buildings but also unique architectural monuments. In other words, a part of our history and culture that shouldn’t be lost. Local people stood up to protect their historical heritage. Yes, they cannot […]

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10 June, 2022

STORIES ENOUGH FOR A FILM: DIRECTOR AND CONCERT MANAGER — ABOUT “VOLUNTEERS OF CULTURE”

In this article, the Media of Great Stories tells about the “Volunteers of Culture” initiative. Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion, its participants have been helping internally displaced people in the Ivano-Frankivsk region and providing equipment to the Armed Forces. Two men created the initiative. Dmytro Avdieiev, a director of well-known projects “Eat, […]

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01 June, 2022

VERETA: A CENTER FOR WEAVING IN THE VINNYTSIA OBLAST THAT MODERNIZES ART WITH ITS OWN HISTORY

In the village of Stina, which is located in the Vinnytsia oblast, a center for weaving called ‚Vereta’ has been set up. Female masters work at old looms, producing carpets, bags and computer covers. By wearing new patterns and deploying new techniques they make the modern history of the old craft.  *** On a cloudy […]

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22 June, 2022

WAR AND CANCER IN THE COUNTRY: HOW INSPIRATION FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION HELPS CANCER PATIENTS

Cancer Survivors Day was held in Ukraine on June 5. We spoke with Inessa Matiushenko, co-founder of the Inspiration Family charitable foundation. We talked about how the war affected all cancer patients in Ukraine, what new challenges the organization has faced, what kind of solutions have been found, and how the world community came together […]

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20 October, 2021

The Symyrenko family: an American dream, Ukrainian style

Everyone knows who wrote the great Kobzar. But who made the book be published? Look for this and other great examples of philanthropy in a concise yet fascinating story of life of the Symyrenko family. The sons of entrepreneur Fedir Symyrenko Platon and Vasyl are classic figures in the history of Ukrainian patronage. One of […]

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24 June, 2022

JUST LIKE IN A BLOCKBUSTER: WAR STORIES OF ANIMALS THAT HAVE WON OUR HEARTS

It is not only people who need help during war. Many animals have become homeless, having experienced bombardments and fled from the occupied territories. They also deserve attention. However, most of them need a new home and a loving family. We have collected stories about animals which had the good fortune to get just that […]

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04 November, 2022

Fundraising for the cause — 5 cases of inspiring & effective campaigns

One of the most crucial processes of the initiative is finding resources to implement the idea. If traditional fundraising techniques like the usual crowdfunding or charitable events don’t work, there are ways to spice them up. Ukrainian organizations faced the challenge of the fast-growing competition for resources in the field. High demands of the Ukrainian […]

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26 October, 2022

Movies аnd propaganda: when movies incite hatred. Review of some famous examples

Propaganda movies’ main goal is to incite hatred towards other ethnicities or races. This article reviews a few movies from different countries and historical periods: from Ku Klux Klan times with violent ideas to modern Russia with anti-Ukrainian propaganda.  How the first blockbuster praised Ku Klux Klan  In 1915 the world saw David Griffith’s film […]

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25 October, 2022

A big dream in a small town: how a two-time forcibly displaced person opened a café

Diana Maksymenko has lost her home twice due to war. However, she has never stopped dreaming. In the thick of the Russian full-scale invasion she opened her new coffee shop of which she had been dreaming since her childhood. Her dream came true in the town of Teplyk which is located in Vinnytsia province. This […]

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19 October, 2022

From a creative initiative to a volunteer center. The story of Some People

Misha Pravylnyi is chief editor of the music portal rap.ua. He releases his own tracks and publishes critical articles about the current state of Ukrainian music.  Misha and his media make part of the creative community Some People. It is also made up of designers, videographers, musicians, etc., in other words, those people who are developing […]

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18 October, 2022

Telling the truth about the war. A Czech criminologist paying regular visits to Ukraine. Here is why

Petr Pojman is a citizen of the Czech Republic. Before the the full-scale invasion he had been to Ukraine several times. After February 24 he began visiting the country on a regular basis. Along with his team he helps people who are defending their country. He first delivered basic things to people on the front, […]

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17 October, 2022

Ukrainian cinema about war and more: how artistic headquarters operate in Chernivtsi

As the full-scale war started, Oleksii Hladushevsky, a famous Kyiv-based screenwriter, filmmaker, and TV and movies producer had to change his life drastically. Oleksii is famous for his work on such popular TV projects as «The Biggest Loser UA», «Ukraine’s Next Top Model», a TV show «Early Swallows» and his work on the movie «My […]

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14 October, 2022

Communicating the cause: 5 creative cases of Ukrainian charitable organisations

When Russia’s full-scale invasion started on February 24, 2022, the Ukrainian charity and volunteering community proactively reacted to the new challenge — not only fundraising never-seen-before sums to help the country win but also communicating creatively to help the cause.  Here are five communications cases of inspired & brave Ukrainian charitable and volunteering organisations explained. […]

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07 October, 2022

To knit the mood: how «An Eyelet of Good» helps children 

If you think that only significant donations are important and if you want to help you should be purchasing tons of humanitarian aid, here is a story of the cutest charity organization called «An Eyelet of Good» («Петелька добра»). They adopted this name because they knit for the children of the internally displaced Ukrainians and […]

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06 October, 2022

Pizza and smiles: a story of Sunshine café, where youths with disabilities work

The idea of Sunshine café was to employ youths with disabilities and Down syndrome. Customers are served with pizza here, while professional head chefs work alongside people with disabilities who have no experience in cooking. However, they are thirsty for work.  We visited the café and spoke to its founder, Alina Zhyvaho, about the opening […]

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06 October, 2022

Animals at war. Stories of Ukrainians who adopted a pet

It is not just people suffering from the war, but the animals too. Some of them were abandoned by now their former owners, while others were left alone and without any care due to the death of their owners. Their owners could have died under shelling, succumbed to illnesses or starvation, or they could have […]

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28 September, 2022

An Opportunity to Hear the Youth: How a Public Organisation Unites Ukrainian Teenagers

There is an integration youth club called «Science of Unity» that operates in Ukraine and helps internally displaced teenagers who found themselves in a new city due to the full-scale Russian military invasion adapt to their new environment. The club’s founders are from a public organization «STEM is FEM» that is helping this project to […]

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21 September, 2022

Who Takes Care of People With Dementia At War: A Story of The «Unforgettable» Fund 

There is a problem with a lack of awareness about dementia problems in Ukraine, whereas the popularity of this syndrome is quite high. We spoke with the representatives of the «Unforgettable» fund about the activities of the organization, the changes it had to undergo due to war, and their global plans as well.  How it […]

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23 September, 2022

THE POWER OF SELF-ORGANISATION. HOW KHARKIV REGION RESIDENTS WEAVE THE NETS FOR UKRAINIAN DEFENDERS

It is almost impossible to do without camouflage nets on the frontlines. They cover our defenders’ positions, so it is harder for the enemy to target them. Our soldiers require these nets requesting thousands of square meters of these nets. Caring Ukrainians decided to make sure the army was supplied with this necessary protection.  Net […]

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21 July, 2022

HOW TO HELP PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN TIMES OF WAR. THE NEW PROJECT BY DOSTUPNO.UA

Ukrainian NGO Dostupno.UA became a platform for informing people with disabilities about help and support during the war. The organization publish Information on evacuation, transfer, humanitarian and medical assistance in Ukraine and abroad.  With the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, the organization Dostupno.UA has transformed its activities into informational […]

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20 July, 2022

FREE LUNCHES WERE ORGANIZED FOR HUNDREDS OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN DNIPRO

On July 15, the DonorUA platform, with the financial support of the Global Blood Fund charitable organization, launched a project to provide food for blood center employees. 110 doctors in Dnipro received hot lunches prepared by Lunch Time Dnipro chefs. Lunches will arrive every Friday til the end of September. The menu includes salad, hot […]

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14 July, 2022

GOOD BREAD SOCIAL BAKERY INSTALLED AN INCLUSIVE BENCH IN KYIV

The inclusive bakery Good Bread, which socializes people with mental disabilities, has installed an inclusive bench in Natalka park in Kyiv. The bench design provides a place for people who use wheelchairs. “The bench is an elementary idea and doesn’t require superpowers or ingenious design solutions. However, it is a small step to inclusive space,” […]

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21 June, 2022

VOLUNTEER PLATFORM “SPIVDIIA” ABOUT THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS OF WORK: WHO, WHERE AND HOW HAVE GOT HELP

In 100 days of work, the volunteer platform SpivDiia, initiated by the Office of the President of Ukraine, received almost 268,000 requests for humanitarian aid. Most requests came from Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Zaporizhia, Kharkiv and Donetsk regions. Today SpivDiia has 23 hubs in 18 regions of Ukraine. Those hubs were launched together with the Ministry of […]

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14 June, 2022

“NO WASTE UKRAINE” ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES AUCTION OF RECYCLED COLLAGES

The goal is to raise funds to support the Kharkiv Help charitable foundation. The collages are made of paper waste by the masters of the СUTOUT studio. First, magazines were sorted from the waste at the station, and then the masters found necessary plots for collages there. The funds, excluding production expenditures, will be sent […]

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22 September, 2022

To liberate, and not to harm: how UAnimals rescuing animals during the war

UAnimals is a public organization dealing with rescuing animals from war in Ukraine. Its team and volunteers evacuate animals from newly occupied cities, providing animal feed for animal shelters and rehabilitation centers, conducting large-scale sterilization procedures, vaccinations, etc. In parallel, the UAnimals team also organizes exhibitions about crimes committed against animals, launches educational projects about […]

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19 September, 2022

Ivano-Frankivsk and its kindness: how the war has given the city yet another incentive

Ivano-Frankivsk had enjoyed the reputation of a city developing its public sector well before the full-scale war broke out. Cultural and educational initiatives had been launched here, as well as new formats of collaboration between society and state authorities. Businesses used to be set up which made the city’s space for people more comfortable.  Thousands […]

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15 September, 2022

THE UNASSAILABLE CITY: CHARITY FOUNDATIONS IN KHARKIV

Russians wanted to capture Kharkiv back in 2014. They were then organizing pro-Russian rallies, trying to seize the local city council while beating up pro-Ukrainian activists whose general staff was located nearby. In April 2014 pro-Russian activists even managed to proclaim «Kharkiv People’s Republic», however, the city remained (pro)Ukrainian. During its full-scale invasion Russia occupied […]

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14 September, 2022

Parmesan at checkpoints: how Kropyvnytskyi is moving one step closer to victory

We are in the central square in the city of Kropyvnytskyi. The red-and-black flag (previously used by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army – translator’s note) flutters on the site where 8 years ago a monument to a Soviet revolutionary, Kirov, used to stand. Below the portraits of Ukrainians killed during the Revolution of Dignity are placed. […]

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12 September, 2022

Cooking, treating and helping. Volunteers from Chernivtsi and their contribution

Every Ukrainian city has undergone changes since the full-scale invasion by Russia. Some of them have been either destroyed or damaged by Russian missiles waiting to be reconstructed, whereas others are extending their urban spaces, increasing their capacities to accommodate new people.  We have compiled a list of the organizations from Chernivtsi that have managed […]

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08 September, 2022

LVIV’S SHIELD OF VOLUNTEERS: THEIR HELP BOTH IN THE THICK OF BATTLE AND ON THE HOME FRONT

In the first weeks of the Russian full-scale invasion Lviv was thronged by people. Soldiers were leaving the city to do their military service. Civilians were coming from everywhere in search of a safer place. Volunteers were helping everywhere and in every way they possibly could. Now the city is gradually reviving and adapting. Lviv’s […]

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05 September, 2022

Until victory: how volonteer centers work in Volyn province

With the beginning of the great war in Lutsk, volunteer centers began operating at full capacity. For most volunteers this came as no surprise, since they have been working in this field since 2014. They have been helping the military, forcibly displaced persons and medical facilities where soldiers undergo treatment. They say that volunteering is […]

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23 August, 2022

Good deeds in Uzhhorod. How its citizens help those affected by war

With the beginning of the Russian full-scale invasion, many cities of Ukraine have become temporary shelters for hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians. Many people have offered their homes for fellow Ukrainians who were fleeing the war from other regions of the country. Over these months a decent number of volunteer projects have been launched that […]

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23 November, 2021

Mykola Davydyuk and the road to modernization of a rural museum in Kharkiv oblast

A story about how seemingly impossible dreams may lead to profound changes.  Have you ever heard of the village Parkhomivka located 100 km of Kharkiv? Do you know that the local museum hosts works of the world renowned artists such as Picasso, Malevich and Kandinsky?   If so, the chances are that you have heard about […]

Федір Сердюк: як потрапити у список Forbes-30, рятуючи людей
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12 November, 2021

Fedir Serdiuk: how to land on the Forbes-30 list by rescuing people

FAST provides 150 international and Ukrainian companies with safety services by teaching the personnel to provide first emergency medical aid and supplying the necessary equipment as well as holding fire safety exercises. We talked to Fedir Serdiuk, the founder of FAST, about social entrepreneurship, altruism and money. How did FAST? Did you want to start […]

Засновник Veterano Pizza: «Навіть соціально відповідальний бізнес — в першу чергу бізнес» фото 5
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12 November, 2021

Veterano Pizza founder: ‘Even socially responsible business remains first and foremost business’

From the first day of its opening Veterano Pizza has not only been about delicious pizza, but about something much more. This is a restaurant where war veterans work together with those who have never been in war. Its atmosphere reminds its visitors about the need to help and support one another not only in […]

Віталій Дейнега про вигоряння, звільнення військових і донати. Велике інтерв’ю фото 4
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04 November, 2021

Vitaliy Deynega about burnout, the resignation of soldiers from the military and donation:big interview

The interview on why he left the post of the head of SaveLIFE Foundation, how he connects his publicity with the organisation’s promotion, and what achievements he considers the most worthy. SaveLIFE Foundation is literally one of the most well-known foundations in Ukraine because of two reasons:  as a foundation that effectively assists the military: […]

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21 October, 2021

Veterans’ business: where to taste Kotsiubynskyi’s donuts?

The Entrepreneurship Training Course for the ATO and OFU participants, created by the Kyiv School of Economics with the support of Zagoriy Foundation, has been implemented since 2018.The program has already been unrolled in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Vinnytsia and other cities. Training is available for free. Over the years, more than 100 participants have applied […]

УКФ та Zagoriy Foundation: підтримуємо культуру разом!
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21 October, 2021

UCF and Zagoriy Foundation – supporting the culture together!

Zagoriy Foundation is the first private charitable foundation to provide financial support to the UCF. Why is it important to develop philanthropy in the field of culture? First, the art reflects the soul and history of society, it also helps us better understand ourselves, our roots, as well as to represent Ukraine in the world […]

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20 October, 2021

Zagoriy Foundation becomes a member of EFC

Zagoriy Foundation became the first foundation in Ukraine to join one of Europe’s largest foundation associations and corporate sponsors, the European Foundation Centre. Today, the European Foundation Centre has 241 members from 33 countries. EFC is working to strengthen the charity sector and promote charity as a powerful tool for change. Here is how Oleksandra […]

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20 October, 2021

Zagoriy Foundation: who are we?

Zagoriy Foundation is a family charitable foundation with a mission to develop the culture of charitable giving in Ukraine. The Foundation provides long-term support to the initiatives important for Ukrainian society, creates events and communication campaigns aimed at promoting charitable activities, conducts grant competitions and research in the field of philanthropy in Ukraine. History The […]