This relief fund will support families and our Chalice colleagues in Ukraine with extra funds. This is in addition to the amounts they regularly receive from sponsorship funds or their salaries as staff members. These funds will meet urgent family needs, which include, but are not limited to, food, medication, transportation, home repair and emergency shelter.
A generous private donor has agreed to match donations up to $250,000, doubling your impact.
About Chalice in Ukraine
Since 1998, Chalice supporters have opened their hearts to the people of Ukraine. We now support more than 4000 children there at three sites: Pochaiv, Lviv and Ternopil. Our Pochaiv site, named after a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary, is in the regions of Volyn and Ivano-Frankisvsk; the Ternopil and Lviv sponsor sites are named for the geographic regions they serve. All three are in the west of Ukraine, but are still affected by Russia’s military action.
Though many of the attacks have focused on the eastern part of the country, there has been activity to the west, including attacks on airfields, towers, and military units. More are anticipated, and many residents are sheltering.We are grateful that, to date, we have received no reports of injuries or fatalities among our sponsored families. However, the conflict puts families and staff in danger, possibly necessitating the need to relocate.
As the situation evolves, sites may identify other urgent needs that could be supported by this relief fund.
Sponsors can also continue donating special money directly to their sponsored child and their family. Please call us at 1.800.776.6855 and we'll be happy to assist.
As always, we invite you to join us in praying for our sites in Ukraine, and for all Ukrainians. Our Lady of Kyiv, pray for Ukraine!
Critical Need: DF URR0322