In August we were running a fundraiser with Ukrainian Running Club NYC, to buy school backpacks for first-grade students in Ukraine. This amazing initiative has been launched by our friends in Ukraine Maya: рюкзаки українським першокласникам. They are delivering the backpacks to the center for children “I am Mariupol” and the charity fund “Children of Heroes”.

Ukrainian Running Club NYC decided to support this project and transferred all the donations that have been collected during the annual charitable Vyshyvanka Run 2022. As a result, were collected $3,512. Besides that, the Ukrainian Running Club decided also to send $2,090 from donations collected as part of “Stand With Ukraine” run organized earlier this year.

The fundraisers on Facebook and Instagram brought an additional $1,412.

The $7,014 made it possible to buy 25 backpacks. You helped a whole classroom of first-graders. That’s amazing!

Thank you everyone who supported this fundraiser. You should know that you made many kids happy in these challenging times.