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: ● 1117 helmets; ● 4 ventilators; ● […]

Dominika Przychodzeń’s Two Polands. How an Activist Oppressed by the State Ruled by the Law and Justice Helps Refugees

Dominika Przychodzeń’s Two Polands. How an Activist Oppressed by the State Ruled by the Law and Justice Helps Refugees

28.11.2022

Have you got any ideas how many offence cases a volunteer helping refugees from Ukraine may have for protesting against the government? Why does Why does the escape route from Ukraine go through Belarus? And why the Ukrainian borscht from Warsaw’s East Station has become famous in Vienna? WE ARE SITTING at one of the […]

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.

A day in the life of an ODF volunteer. “Five minutes of sleep, plenty of satisfaction and memories”

A day in the life of an ODF volunteer. “Five minutes of sleep, plenty of satisfaction and memories”

04.07.2022

If you wonder what the work of an ODF volunteer supporting refugees looks like, you should read this post by our foundation colleague Dominik Berlinski, who, in addition to his duties as coordinator, selflessly helps others after his working hours.

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 […]

Humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-13.06

Humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-13.06

17.06.2022

It’s been over 3 months since we launched our Ukraine support campaign, helping both those who had to leave their homes and those who stayed to fight. Check out what we’ve accomplished so far thanks to your generosity! In 3 months we’ve delivered 57 848 pieces of protective equipment to Ukraine, including: – 5448 bulletproof […]

Marika as a refugee from Ukraine. The singer supports the #DomMam campaign [VIDEO]

Marika as a refugee from Ukraine. The singer supports the #DomMam campaign [VIDEO]

07.06.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation is raising money to maintain and expand the Home for Independent Mums from Ukraine. Marta Kosakowska (Marika) joined the initiative, appearing in one of the spots along with other well-known women from the Polish show business. Marika took part in the #DomMam campaign. The aim of the project is to raise […]

Barbara Kurdej-Szatan told a heart-breaking story. "It starts getting worse and worse.”

Barbara Kurdej-Szatan told a heart-breaking story. "It starts getting worse and worse.”

05.06.2022

Barbara Kurdej-Szatan is involved in various charity events to help those in need. Now she is helping to raise money for women who have come to Poland fleeing the war in Ukraine. For this purpose, she posted a moving video on Instagram. Barbara Kurdej-Szatan has had various moments in her career, but no matter what, […]

In a house near Warsaw the refugee women found the peace they craved. “We have everything here”

In a house near Warsaw the refugee women found the peace they craved. “We have everything here”

30.05.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation has created the House for Independent Mothers near Warsaw. This is the first place of its kind in Poland. It was created by, among others, Agata Dziopa, a volunteer helping refugees at the Warsaw train station. A single-family house in the countryside is inhabited by Ukrainian women with children. More than 20 people in total

Help for Ukraine. The Houses for Independent Mothers – a unique place that needs financial support

Help for Ukraine. The Houses for Independent Mothers – a unique place that needs financial support

27.05.2022

Between 24 February and today, more than 3 million people have reached Poland fleeing the still ongoing Russian invasion in Ukraine. Due to the country’s policy preventing men aged 18-60 from leaving the country, most of those who are fleeing are mothers with children, the elderly and the disabled. Iwona and Agata Dziopa from the […]

#DomMam campaign: It could have been me

#DomMam campaign: It could have been me

27.05.2022

Learn the stories of Ukrainian refugee women told by Polish sisters and help support the House of Independent Mothers from Ukraine.

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint”. This is what the process of relocating families from Ukraine looks like

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint”. This is what the process of relocating families from Ukraine looks like

26.05.2022

Iwona looks for contact details of people who are willing to help refugees through online forums and by calling municipalities and assistance centres. Marianna has developed a project to rent accommodation to families from Ukraine. Both women emphasise that two aspects are important in the relocation process: time, and understanding the needs of both the […]

Refugees in Poland are not decreasing. “I fear the phenomenon of homelessness and hunger”

Refugees in Poland are not decreasing. “I fear the phenomenon of homelessness and hunger”

22.05.2022

They leave their homes, their possessions, often their loved ones. And they flee into the unknown. Since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, the Open Dialogue Foundation has been helping refugees, soldiers and the wounded. Now it has released a moving spot. Money is running out and there are more and more problems. “We already […]

I delete all photos from Ukraine on my phone

I delete all photos from Ukraine on my phone

14.05.2022

While some of them go to work, those who are still looking for jobs take care  of kids. They make a big shopping list once per week, and clean the premises together. And as soon as they are ready, they will leave the House for Independent Mothers and start their independent live in Poland. Evenings […]

They gave up everything to help traumatised women from Ukraine. “We want them to be safe and independent”

They gave up everything to help traumatised women from Ukraine. “We want them to be safe and independent”

11.05.2022

When Russia invaded Ukraine, Iwona and Agata immediately started helping out at one of Warsaw’s train stations. Later they became volunteers at the Ptak Warsaw Expo hall. All the time, however, they felt that they wanted to do something more. That’s why they decided to support women who had abandoned their former lives across the […]