Tetiana, Victoria, Anna, Ivanna, Alina, and Maryna are leaders in their YMCAs in Ukraine. Each of them with a different story, all of them sharing the same uncertainty, fear, and loss caused by the ongoing war, affecting their communities in Ukraine. Their endless hours serving the vulnerable ones, IDPs, families and children, day and night, in the dark, they were bringing the light to their communities. But they all keep the hope alive…
Urgent action is needed to help Ukrainian refugees and IDPs. Conflict and displacement have left countless individuals struggling to survive, with little hope for a brighter future. But we have the power to change that.
We must hear their stories and see the difference your contribution can make. Every donation, big or small, will bring us closer to our goal of improving the lives of Ukrainian refugees. Your donation can provide food, shelter, medical care, and hope for a brighter future. Let’s come together, shoulder to shoulder with them, in this time of need.
By means of our collective fundraising campaign, YMCA answered a desperate need for support raising over 1.7 million euros, over 1 million of which has been redirected towards immediate humanitarian aid for the general population and integration of Ukrainian refugees throughout Europe.
Our strategy consisted of medium to long-term assistance, and collaboration with internal and external partners to facilitate access to social integration services, language, legal, and skilling support for a smooth transition for Ukrainian refugees in Ukraine and beyond.
There are 15 countries running programs and support centers for refugees, and 5 neighboring countries already assembling educational hubs with skilling sessions for better social, economic, and legal integration.
The scale of the assistance through immediate assistance and projects reaches more than 200,000 people. An important boost has been provided by the deployment and operation of the eDU Hubs and mobile youth centers – as part of the “Refugee Skilling and Support” program powered by Accenture, impacting over 10,000 with holistic skill development and job seeking.
We are proud to present a fundraiser that will provide essential support to Ukrainian refugees. But this is more than just a fundraiser – it’s an opportunity to be a part of something truly impactful. Our videos bring the stories of Ukrainian refugees to life, showing the real impact of our efforts, as a testament to the power of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
We aim to continue our ongoing cooperation and work with the local organizations in Ukraine – having established educational hubs and community centers as a base for our development of the mission and vision of our movement in the country. Apart from the growth of the local capacities, our focus should increase movement strengthening and organizational development, creating a force for change that truly matters in the communities of Ukraine
Don’t let another day go by without making a difference – head over to our website now to watch the testimonial videos and make your donation. Together, we can bring hope and healing to those who need it most. Let’s act now and show the world we stand with Ukrainian refugees.
Don’t let another day go by without making a difference – watch now the testimonial videos and make your donation. Together, we can bring hope and healing to those who need it most. Let’s act now and show the world we stand with Ukrainian refugees.