Christmas in the line of fire
In the war-torn Frontline of Ukraine, childhood is a casualty, forcing
young souls to grow up too soon. This Christmas, we're on a mission to
bring a moment of joy to these resilient hearts.
We will start distributing gifts from Kramatorsk and Bahmut, where official data shows there are 16,271 children, including 1,259 infants (0-3 years old) and 2,029 preschool-aged children (4-6 years old).
new plush toys (age 0 to 16)
sweets (chocolates, bars, gummies, candies, dragees, cookies, etc.)
new warm blankets
chemical hand warmers
vitamins (effervescent, gummies, candies, etc.)
Because the gifts will be going to front-line areas, they will be subject to multiple inspections. Therefore, we must follow safety rules:
Do not package gifts in gift wrap, as they will be unwrapped for inspection purposes.
Do not use large cardboard boxes; every centimeter is important.
Do not include used items in the gifts – this is a Christmas gift, not humanitarian aid.
Pack the gift in a gift bag or a small cardboard box.
CHRISTMAS WITHOUT DAD
Christmas gifts collection for children,
who have suffered from the war in Ukraine.
The idea was born in 2014, and it was supposed to be a one-time form of aid for the families of those Ukrainian soldiers who had been killed in the war in the East of Ukraine. No one could foresee that this was just the beginning of the war, and that the number of orphaned children would increase by thousands.
The war is still ongoing, and along with the number of victims, the number of children who have lost their fathers has been growing.
Individual gifts have been delivered to Ukraine on Christmas Eve, which is celebrated there on January 7. Each gift is individually packed by volunteers, and its content depends on each child’s age, gender, and financial position of the family.
This movement brings together hundreds of volunteers in Ukraine. Named gifts are delivered to the most remote parts of Ukraine thanks to military workers, volunteers, veterans, police officers, priests, Caritas staff, and even courier delivery services.
This is not an action of humanitarian aid. These are symbolic Christmas gifts, the purpose of which is to show the children we remember that their parents gave the most valuable, their lives, in the struggle for our better future.
One of the inherent elements of Christmas Without Dad collection is an online charity auction, for which items are donated by famous artists, writers, athletes and companies.
All proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase gifts for children.
In previous years, the auction attracted many bidders. Among the auctioned items there were, for example, books autographed by the Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk, boxing gloves from the limited edition of the European boxing champion Sasha Sidorenko, reproductions of paintings by a former political prisoner, journalist Roman Sushchenko, and lot of limited collections of books, clothes, handicrafts, etc. .
The auction starts on December 1 and takes place on our Facebook page.
THE RESULTS OF OUR WORK
PLN 856 908.00
the sum of money collected since 2014
the number of handed gifts