Hope for YOU – Fundraising for Young Orphans of Ukraine
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1 Athletes Way
“Hope for YOU – Fundraising for Young Orphans of Ukraine” is an event where Vancouverites can enjoy an evening of networking and a delicious Ukrainian buffet dinner while raising awareness that each one can bring Hope for YOU.We need to raise $20,000 to meet the vital needs of 200 orphans in Eastern Ukraine such as medication, hygiene essentials, clothing, school supplies, and mentorship programs. Beyond the monetary support, we believe that the awareness of our social responsibilities as global citizens is as important.
The number of orphans in Ukraine exceeds 250,000. Only 10% of the orphan population is due to the death of a parent, while 90% are social orphans – the direct result of alcoholism, abandonment, or the imprisonment of the parents. At the age of 16, vulnerable and unprepared for the world outside these facilities, 70% of orphan graduates end up in human trafficking and other crimes.
As Ukraine’s rising political crisis and social issues bring uncertainty to its future, the government funding and support for the orphanages has been even more scarce. Beyond the daily necessities for good health, there is also a need for counseling and mentorship.
The complimentary tickets to the event are limited. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made via cheque or credit card at the event. You may also give your donation online at http://www.hopeforthenations.com/fundraiser.aspx?asset=2969.
Let us BE the change!