Svitlana Kominko (Vancouver)
Dear Leaders of Ukrainian Organizations in Vancouver!
On behalf of O.W.L.Ukrainian Canadian education and Charity Trust, I’d like to express our sincere gratitude to the Ukrainian Community Society for Ivan Franko, USF-BC, and Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada, lesya Ukrayinka Branch for supporting Maidan Youth Summer 2014 program in Vancouver.
As you can see now, all your support helps to make a difference in the life of our 14 program participants. We continue to rely on your support as we progress with our program. Some students came to Canada with a very limited budget (400 hryven which is $40 for two months) simply because they don’t have it.
Some of them are placed into the families that wanted to help these children and provided a free room and board for them depite the financial difficulties that they have (Nataliia Zagorodna, a single mother of 2 boys and a new immigrant welcomed Rostyslav Kuz into her living room, Oksana Strytynska, a wodow and a mother of two welcomed Viktoriya Rudyk, Barabakh family with two children that depend on one income welcomed Leonid Opanasyuk).
We are not asking for money, you can simply help our program participants by providing gift cards to Tim Hortons, or pay for public transit for August or help directly these families and children. Anything can help at this point.
Thanks again and Slava Ukrayini!