On Saturday, February 24, 2022, Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine. All of us may be witnessing this human tragedy unfolding from the safety of our home, city and country but we have the ability to stand with the people of Ukraine.

AESARA Foundation is helping a displaced Ukrainian family to purchase a home

19 FEB 2023

The Shevchenko family is likely the largest in Ukraine with a total of 10 adopted and fostered children, many with special needs and originating from dysfunctional family units ridden with physical and substance abuse. The first time the Shevchenkos had to flee their home in the East of Ukraine was when the war conflict in the Donbas Region started in 2014. Fast forward to 2022 when the full Russian invasion took place, the family had to leave behind their home again, barely making aboard of an overcrowded train to find a shelter further west. Having gotten the children to a relative safety and having secured government support to pay for day-to-day expenses, they ended up living in a house without running water or basic appliances, with older children sleeping in on the floor in a hallway of the small residence. On February 15, 2023, almost a year after the invasion, AESARA Foundation through its partners in Ukraine, an NGO “Initiative E+”, signed a donation agreement with the Shevchenkos that earmarks $40,000 of the funds raised by the AESARA Foundation and its donors for the purchase of a new home for the family and their children. We thank you all for your generous contributions to make the life of one Ukrainian family displaced by the war just a little more comfortable during these trying times.
family and Valentyna Varava
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Dear friends!

The volunteers of Public organization “Initiative E+” are expressing their deepest gratitude for your support to Ukraine.

Thanks to your support an internally displaced family of Nataliya and Volodymyr Shevchenko from the city of Slovyansk who care for 10 adopted and foster children aged 4 to 16 have an opportunity to not only survive a harsh winter of 2022-2023 but also to purchase a house where the children will be able to grow up and thrive.

The funds you donated will also be used to buy medical equipment for hospitals on the frontline and for medical care of wounded civilians and military personnel as well as support Armed Forces of Ukraine in withstanding russian aggression.

Thank you for your kind hearts and compassion to the pain of Ukraine. It is extremely important for us to feel the support of our friends from around the world.

During these dark times it is easy to see those, who bring light.

Glory to Ukraine and its friends! Glory to those, who care!

Head of the Board of the Public organization “Initiative E+”

At AESARA Switzerland Launch Event & Fundraiser our foundation aims to raise funds to support Project Integration and Education led by – Humanitäre Hilfe Ă„gerital

Humanitäre Hilfe Ägerital is spearheading efforts to support the arrival and integration of the Ukrainian families in the Äegeri valley region, Zug Kanton.

Two of the founding members Birgit Ehmes and Monika HellmĂĽller leverage their local network to support these newly arrived families to put all the necessary pieces of the puzzle together: Kindergarten, School education and materials, health and legal insurance matters, leisure activities, regular food supply, etc.

The aim of this effort is to enable people to be able to live independently and support the children to integrate seamlessly into the Swiss education system. AESARA Foundation appreciates your ongoing contributions and unwavering support for this cause, as the conflict escalates and the needs of people in Ukraine continue to grow.

19 JUL 2022

We continue our fundraising efforts to help Ukraine. In the last five months we have raised $64,243 and are thankful for the generosity of everyone who contributed to this cause. With Solomiya’s assistance, AESARA Foundation is looking into reputable organizations in Ukraine that could become beneficiaries of the funds raised to-date. Our goal is to make a meaningful change and help those in need. Having traveled to Poland, Germany, Ireland and Australia to see her mother, Solomiya has returned to Ukraine and is actively assisting AESARA Foundation in selecting organizations that can make the most of your donated funds. As you may be aware, a great amount of humanitarian aid has been channeled to Ukraine since the beginning of Russian invasion. With that, AESARA Foundation is not only looking into the right beneficiaries but also the right time to make the donations. AESARA Foundation appreciates your ongoing contributions and unwavering support for this cause, as the conflict escalates and the needs of people in Ukraine continue to grow.
Join us in fundraising to directly help the people of Ukraine. Five years ago, the AESARA Foundation organized a service trip to Loiza, Puerto Rico to help them rebuild after the twin hurricanes.  Ruslan Horbluyk from our team shared with his friend Solomiya Rozhko about our upcoming service trip. Solomiya flew from Ukraine to help a community that up until then she knew nothing about except that they needed help. Fast forward to 24 February 2022, Ruslan’s immediate family lives in the western part of Ukraine and living hour by hour not knowing what will come next. Solomiya, who works for the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine, has relocated to Poland and is actively working to determine what help is needed where and how to effectively provide it. Solomiya will be the nearest person on the ground and will work with the AESARA Foundation to direct the funds we raise to where they are most needed.  Even as she is getting her bearings in Poland, she has already identified that medical supplies are in high demand, Poland crisis relief centers have been unbelievable but will need assistance, and knows of a few NGOs in smaller towns in the eastern part of Ukraine that require help. Many of us want to help but don’t know how to do it effectively.  AESARA Foundation will fundraise as long as the need exists and commit to directing your donations to the urgent needs of the people of Ukraine.
The AESARA Foundation has contributed $64,243 to initiate the fundraising for Ukraine. Solomiya will be providing regular updates on what is needed and how we can be of help.

Ruslan Horbluyk

Solomiya Rozhko (middle)

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Here’s what you can do:

  • Donate in collaboration with the AESARA Foundation
  • Spread the word, talk to your friends and family about getting involved, and share our posts on social media. We can go further in helping Ukraine with your donation!

AESARA Foundation is a charitable organization as determined under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c) (3). No goods or services will be provided in exchange for your tax-deductible contributions. Therefore, the full amount of your gift is deductible for federal income tax purposes, subject to any limitation that might otherwise apply.

Donations are tax-deductible contributions to AESARA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit (EIN: 81-2669345)

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