The situation in Ukraine remains tense and uncertain. Chalice supporters offer light and hope.

Luba, the Ternopil sponsor site director, doesn’t mince words. She knows how the conflict in Ukraine has impacted the children and families in their site.

"Sponsored families’ income dropped significantly due to the consequences of the warfare,” she writes.

ukrainepoweroutageAt the same time, “sponsored families are experiencing a significant shortage of monetary resources because of dramatic increases in prices on foods, medicine, transport, and practically everything.”

Roman, Natalya and Ulyana experienced this, too. Their father, Ihor, lost his job in the war.

“We lost income, whereas prices went up,” their mother Nadiya writes. Which is why “I want to express my sincere gratitude to Chalice for the unanticipated funding you have provided to us.”

She is referring to the Ukraine regional assistance fund – the emergency relief funds Chalice supporters sent to every family in all three Ukraine sites.

“We took this support as a gift from Heaven,” Nadiya writes.

The site staff have continually ensured that families could access their bank accounts, even if they fled the country.

“Thanks to the funds, my daughters Natalya and Ulyana have bought textbooks, school supplies and footwear. Roman has got a backpack, sneakers, and a sports suit.”

“By providing help in this difficult time for all of us, you give not just material objects,” Nadiya continues, “but give hope that together we will overcome any difficulties.”

“Good deeds do not go unnoticed - they shine like beacons to those who are waiting for help.”

You can still donate to the Ukraine relief fund. A generous private donor has agreed to match donations up to $500,000, doubling your impact.

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.

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