Summary of humanitarian aid to Ukraine for the period 24.02.2022 – 30.09.2023

Summary of humanitarian aid to Ukraine for the period 24.02.2022 – 30.09.2023

18.10.2023

Since 24 February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support our aid has included, among others, 107 transports with which we have delivered 77,839 pieces of protective and life-saving equipment! Here is what we have taken to Ukraine so far: See also: […]

Support Ukraine – current needs

Support Ukraine – current needs

06.09.2023

ODF’s current activities, related to events beyond our eastern border, focus on three areas, i.e.: ◾️ Refugee Assistance Centre at the Eastern Railway Station in Warsaw ◾️ Homes for Independent Mums from Ukraine in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship ◾️ Equipment for soldiers and humanitarian aid to the civilian population in Ukraine. We have managed to list […]

School’s back for residents of Homes for Independent Mums

School’s back for residents of Homes for Independent Mums

06.09.2023

September marks the end of summer holidays and the start of the school year. This is a big event for our youngest resident at the Home for Independent Mums from Ukraine. Schools and kindergartens always pose new challenges for kids. However, we believe that Anastasiia, Oleksandr, Mila, Ivan and Oleg will meet them without much […]

Mila’s seventh birthday: an ambitious and courageous gymnast from Home for Independent Mums

Mila’s seventh birthday: an ambitious and courageous gymnast from Home for Independent Mums

15.08.2023

Meet Mila, one of the younger residents of a Home for Independent Mums, who celebrated her 7th birthday last week. Mila is an extremely talented girl — before the outbreak of full-scale war in Ukraine, she was training in artistic gymnastics. After 24 February 2022, Mila and her mum fled the country from Russian shelling […]

Homes for Independent Mums make dreams come true: Victoria’s story

Homes for Independent Mums make dreams come true: Victoria’s story

10.08.2023

Meet Victoria, a resident of one of the Homes for Independent Mums from Ukraine. In Dnipro, where she comes from, she was working as the director of a real-estate agency. After the outbreak of full-scale war, she and her daughter came to Poland. From the very beginning, she set herself the goal of achieving in […]

Our humanitarian aid for 14 months of war in Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02.2022-30.04.2023

Our humanitarian aid for 14 months of war in Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02.2022-30.04.2023

19.05.2023

Since 24 February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support our aid has included, among others, 83 transports with which we have delivered 74,253 pieces of protective and life-saving equipment! The aid mentioned above included:– 1 118 helmets;– 4 ventilators;– 8 active […]

Artistic accomplishments of our charge from the Home for Independent Mums

Artistic accomplishments of our charge from the Home for Independent Mums

24.04.2023

It is time to mention the artistic accomplishments of a resident of one of our Homes for Independent Mums. The daughter of our residents, named Antonina, is making her dreams come true during her time in Poland: she wants to continue her education in an art school, and in the future, she plans to go […]

Preparations for Easter at the Homes for Independent Mums

Preparations for Easter at the Homes for Independent Mums

21.04.2023

We have received photos of the preparations for Easter from one of the Homes for Independent Mums from Ukraine that we run. The children and their mothers spent this time in a great atmosphere of creativity, illustrated by their smiling faces. Decorating Easter eggs and baking muffins with colourful sprinkles is undoubtedly fun, and not […]

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-30.11.2022

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-30.11.2022

01.12.2022

Since 24 February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support our aid has included, among others, 67 transports with which we have delivered 71 211 pieces of protective and life-saving equipment! The aid mentioned above included: ● 1 117 helmets; ● 4 […]

Summary of the ODF and Gazeta Wyborcza joint mission to Ukraine

Summary of the ODF and Gazeta Wyborcza joint mission to Ukraine

17.11.2022

From 30.09 – 09.10.2022 four members of the ODF staff – Martin Mycielski, Natalia Melnychenko, Łukasz Krencik and Tomasz Mysłek – took part in a humanitarian convoy formed under the auspices of Gazeta Wyborcza Daily and Łukasz Wantuch, Cracow City Councillor. The purpose of this joint mission was to supply humanitarian aid to the territories […]

This is no longer just a house near Warsaw. Additional locations for mothers from Ukraine are being opened. “We are seeing a massive influx of people”.

This is no longer just a house near Warsaw. Additional locations for mothers from Ukraine are being opened. “We are seeing a massive influx of people”.

25.10.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation continues to develop the “DomMam” project for Ukrainian refugee women. In addition to the house near Warsaw, the organisation has created three new locations – this time apartments in the capital itself. “Seeing what is happening in Ukraine, watching further attacks on Ukrainian cities, I am once again convinced that help […]

‘I will come to Poland again when the war is over’ — an interview with a former resident of the Home for Independent Mothers

‘I will come to Poland again when the war is over’ — an interview with a former resident of the Home for Independent Mothers

15.10.2022

During ODF’s humanitarian mission to Ukraine in early October, we visited a number of cities in eastern and southern Ukraine, where we delivered in-kind aid to civilians living in cities newly liberated from Russian occupation. The route from the Donetsk region to Mykolaiv led through Kryvyi Rih, the town where a former resident of the […]

What’s new at the Homes for Independent Mums?

What’s new at the Homes for Independent Mums?

19.09.2022

The Home for Independent Mums at Al. Jerozolimskie in Warsaw In August, two months before her due date, Yana was born. Her mother is already at home with her two other children and goes to the hospital twice a day with milk for her premature baby girl. Yana will be discharged from the hospital in […]

A day in the life of volunteers – next chapter

A day in the life of volunteers – next chapter

03.08.2022

We recently published a post by an ODF volunteer from a day spent helping Ukrainian refugees. This time, we bring you the notes of our foundation colleague Agata Dziopa, creator of the Homes for Independent Mums from Ukraine and coordinator of the project co-implemented with AirBnb.

ADMIRATION OF THE WEEK: Lyudmyla from Ukraine and Natalia Przybysz

ADMIRATION OF THE WEEK: Lyudmyla from Ukraine and Natalia Przybysz

18.06.2022

“My name is Lyudmyla, I’m a pianist. I don’t know what day of the week it is, time has stopped for me. All I really want is to get back to my husband and son, whom I left behind when I ran away with my daughter and granddaughter. Back in Ukraine, there is a rocket […]

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