Friends, this is one more update about Christmas gifts that you purchased via Amazon for children of fallen or wounded Ukrainian defenders. Right before the New Year holiday, 22 kids from the Brody region received holiday gifts, arranged through the United Help Ukraine.
Before creating the list of gifts, our volunteers on the ground contacted the families and inquired about their gift preferences. After the gifts arrived in Ukraine, they were hand-delivered to the families. They sent us these photographs and thanks; you may recognize the gifts you purchased in the kids’ hands.
These children belong to the families of the fallen or wounded Ukrainian servicemen, some of whom had served in peacekeeping missions abroad, including in Iraq. They were killed in the spring and summer of 2014 near Sloviansk. More information about these tragic events can be found here.
The holiday gifts were purchased by our long-term and first-time donors from the U.S.A. and Canada. The gifts were subsequently packed and shipped by the United Help Ukraine volunteers. Our generous donors contributed over $1000 to the gift registry.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of the donors and volunteers who made this possible. We hope that we were able to bring a smile to the children’s faces and provide some modest support to their caregivers.
If you wish to help these families with the purchase of shoes, jackets, and/or warm clothes, please consider donating to UnitedHelpUkraine via:
PayPal – UnitedHelpUkraine@gmail.com
or make your tax-deductible checks payable to United Help Ukraine, PO Box 83426, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.
Please indicate that your donation is made to support the Brody families.