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Join us October 17th for our Knowledge Exchange: Grow Giving Tuesday
SHARE Detroit co-founder, Sam Rozenberg, was born in Ukrainian SSR and is passionate about doing good in his home country, especially in their most urgent time of need. Our goal at SHARE Ukraine is to provide a platform for well-meaning members of the free world (individuals and organizations) to help Ukraine directly and effectively.
SHARE Ukraine is pleased to announce that retired Major General Gregory Vadnais’ “Free Ukraine” fundraiser has joined our efforts. Major General Vadnais previously partnered with the Oxford Foundation of East Lansing to launch “Free Ukraine”, which raised more than $200,000 to supply essential items to outfit the volunteer Ukraine Citizen Defense Force. Rozenberg and Gen. Vadnais met while serving in the Michigan National Guard and shared a mutual respect for one another. As February 24, 2023 marks the one-year anniversary of the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine, Rozenberg and General Vadnais hope their combined effort will reignite fundraising for Ukrainians.
If you want to donate and don't have an organization you trust fully to turn your hard-earned money into real helpful action, donate to SHARE Ukraine. You have our guarantee that 100% of your money will go to Ukraine and organizations that bring light out of the darkness thrusted upon them. The organizations will be nominated and vetted by people on the front lines in Ukraine, like Sam Rozenberg's classmate Tolik Lobanov, a retired colonel in the Ukrainian Army, now a volunteer in territorial defense forces, or Alexandra Bolotina, a world-renowned photographer, who is now delivering winter gear and supplies to front line troops near Kharkiv.
We are working to communicate the most urgent and vital needs as seen through the lenses of your respective interest, faith, and social outlook. The events that made these years relevant in the reels of history are repeating themselves. The threat to Ukraine is existential. If we again let the enemy succeed, as we have in 1936 to 1941, we become complicit not only in the genocide of the Ukrainian people but all genocides—genocides of the past, present, and future.
Our first recipient of donated funds was Come Back Alive: https://www.comebackalive.in.ua/ Through March 13th, ShareUkraine collected $11,107.12 from the friends of ShareUkraine. Our donated funds were used to provide first aid to victims of Russian aggression and soldiers in the field. In addition, the funds will be used to provide medical aid to Russian POWs as well, per the rules of war and the Geneva convention. Since March 2022. When Share Ukraine established its own direct connections with volunteers in Ukraine, it collected and distributed more than $100,000 in donated funds to organizations like Just People of Kharkiv; These funds provide meals and basic medical aid to thousands of families in and around Kharkiv, over one thousand field first aid kits or basic surgical supplies for almost 100 surgeries or repair parts and repairs to damaged field tactical ambulances. We have collected and sent to Ukraine almost $300,000 in like kind donations of Uniforms, first aid kits, medical and cold weather gear, and more.