ADMIRATION OF THE WEEK: Lyudmyla from Ukraine and Natalia Przybysz

ADMIRATION OF THE WEEK: Lyudmyla from Ukraine and Natalia Przybysz

“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

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 […]

Home for Independent Mums

Home for Independent Mums

Learn the stories of refugee women told by Polish sisters and help us support the Home for Independent Mums The first Homes for Independent Mums are beginning to bustle with life – a whole new life for their residents. The small commune of Chynów in Grójec District and a flat on Ujazdów Avenue in Warsaw […]

I delete all photos from Ukraine on my phone

I delete all photos from Ukraine on my phone

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 […]

Changes to the Helpline for refugees. Our help is even more effective now

Changes to the Helpline for refugees. Our help is even more effective now

Since 10 April, our colleague Magda Janczewska has been the coordinator of the Helpline for refugees. Every day, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (i.e. 14 hours a day), our wonderful volunteers help the people who are in the process of relocating from Ukraine and have asked for help from the Foundation. Currently, seven volunteers […]

Manipulative attacks against ODF’s humanitarian aid to Ukraine: case of I. Kotelianets

Manipulative attacks against ODF’s humanitarian aid to Ukraine: case of I. Kotelianets

Since February 25th the Open Dialogue Foundation has been on the forefront of both supporting the Ukrainian refugees fleeing to Poland, as well as – more uniquely – delivering humanitarian aid to those on the frontlines, specifically military-grade protective gear like bulletproof & anti-fragmentation vests or ballistic helmets, as well as other equipment like night-vision goggles, radio stations, drones or tactical accessories. Within the first 6 weeks we have provided some 20 thousand pieces of such equipment, including over 4500 bulletproof vests, all thanks to the generosity of our donors, who have given over 11 million zlotys to our cause (incl. PLN 3 million via our dedicated fundraiser at zrzutka.pl/PomocUkrainie). As documented recently by Onet.pl’s war correspondent Marcin Wyrwał, we are likely the only non-profit focused on this type of aid

This is where bulletproof vests for the fighting Ukraine are coming from. “They don’t have to be pretty, they just need to be effective”

This is where bulletproof vests for the fighting Ukraine are coming from. “They don’t have to be pretty, they just need to be effective”

— I am standing in front of the largest warehouse of the non-profit organisation from which bulletproof vests and other aid for Ukrainian soldiers go to Ukraine — says Onet reporter Marcin Wyrwał, who visited the warehouse of the Open Dialogue Foundation. Thanks to the organisation’s efforts, almost 20,000 pieces of various types of defence […]

Vests and helmets for drivers of the drug “metastasis tunnel” for children with oncological diseases

Vests and helmets for drivers of the drug “metastasis tunnel” for children with oncological diseases

A group of fearless firefighters from the Fire Department of the Specialised rescue team “Firefighters Together Against Leukaemia”, in cooperation with, among others, oncology hospitals in Poland and abroad, created a “metastasis tunnel” for medicines for oncology patients of Ukrainian children. The transport also included bandages for Ukraine’s freedom fighters, who were trained by firefighters […]

We have completed several medical transports to Ukraine

We have completed several medical transports to Ukraine

In addition to the shipment of life-saving equipment – bulletproof vests, helmets and night vision devices – we have already sent several medical shipments. In the rush of things, we have not yet informed you about the convoy with medical equipment and supplies that was sent on 16 March to Lviv, from where it reached […]

Bulletproof vests and helmets were sent to Korosten in the Zhytomyr region

Bulletproof vests and helmets were sent to Korosten in the Zhytomyr region

Thanks to you, life-saving equipment – bulletproof vests and helmets – purchased with the funds from our public collection, have just been delivered to Korosten in the Zhytomyr region. Bordering the Kyiv region and Belarus, it is an important resistance point for the Ukrainians heroically defending their people. The area is regularly attacked by Russian […]