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2022 World for Ukraine Summit

World for Ukraine Summit / December 7-9, 2022, Rzeszów, Poland

International Get-Together of the Leaders in Ukraine Aid

Join us for the World for Ukraine Summit – an international conference devoted to developing better humanitarian, social, and economic solutions for the Ukrainian relief effort. Between December 7 and 9, at G2A Arena in Rzeszów-Jasionka, you will have the opportunity to visit our stall and see the exhibition of powerful photographs taken by one of our volunteers – cinematographer Marcin Banasiak – who has been documenting the daily lives of Ukrainians of the Kharkiv and Donets oblasts since the first days of the war.

The World for Ukraine Summit focuses on organizations and individuals actively engaged in the relief efforts in Ukraine. The event will welcome central and local government institutions, international organizations, NGOs, business leaders, think-tanks, and the media – from both the Ukraine and the world at large. The participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences, network, establish partnerships, and learn about the real, acute needs of Ukrainian towns and villages.

Our speakers:

Ania Hyman – Co-Founder and Board Member of the Koper Pomaga Foundation. Historian working on the role of architecture and urban planning in the reconstruction of war-ravaged areas. At the conference a moderator of the UNESCO section devoted to the protection, destruction, and eventual rebuilding of Ukraine’s material cultural heritage.

Anna Korzeniowska – Co-Founder and Board Member of the Koper Pomaga Foundation. Co-organizer of humanitarian aid convoys to Bucha, Kharkiv, Kropyvnytskyi, Toretsk, and other frontline towns. At the conference a participant in the panel discussion on How to Reach the Most Vulnerable with Aid in Ukraine.


A New Dimension of Charity

A New Dimension of Charity


After the shopping madness and deal hunting of #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, there comes a day to share what we have and spread generosity. The idea for #GivingTuesday was born 10 years ago in the United States. It is truly a day like no other. The day we think about people of good will, about donating, helping, and supporting those less fortunate.

November 29, 2022

A Global Generosity Movement Unleashing the Power of People and Organizations to Transform Their Communities and the World 

#GivingTuesday was launched as a social experiment in New York City in 2012. Today, it is celebrated in over 75 countries worldwide. It a special day of charity, fueled by the power of social media, cooperation, and commitment. The goal is to bring people together to do good and foster the culture of sharing and social engagement.

Safe Winter UA

Let’s support Ukraine together!

For months, the people of the Kharkiv and Donetsk oblasts have been living with no water or gas, facing rolling blackouts. They barely have any contact with their loved ones or the outside world. The Russian aggression has led to a humanitarian catastrophe of an unprecedented scale. No access to food, medications, or a safe, warm shelter is the daily reality of eastern Ukraine. That is why, in partnership with a Kharkiv-based nonprofit Unity and Strength, we have embarked on equipping air raid shelters – safe spaces, where people can harbor for a few days, charge their phones, cook a warm meal, filter otherwise undrinkable water, and access first aid kits.

Air Raid Shelter Equipment:

  • 5kW generator;
  • water filtration system;
  • electric stove;
  • gas stove;
  • kettle;
  • non-perishable foods;
  • sleeping bags and pads;
  • first aid kits.
foto by Marcin Banasiak
Support us at:

Copernicus Group

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Countdown to #GivingTuesday:


… and the People We Encounter Ever Braver.

Natalia – Sending her two kids to relative safety in western Ukraine, she decided to stay in Kharkiv and aid the most vulnerable. During the Russian siege of the city, she used her own car to haul dead bodies from the bombed-out neighborhoods to mass graves on the outskirts of town. 

Vova – A 26-year-old suffering from a developmental disorder. He spent most of his life in a home in a nearby town.Natalia evacuated him at the last possible moment, just as the Russians were marching in. They have been living together ever since. Vova helps with the deliveries of humanitarian aid. He openly admits that he is scared. 

Sasha – Nervously circles the pile of rubble that used to be his apartment complex. His cellphone is pretty useless, there is no reception in the basement he and his family now call home.

Zhenia – Sent his wife, mom, and kids to safety in Lodz, Poland, then hung a map of the Kharkiv region on his porch. Each time he hears about a Russian missile, he checks how far from his house it hit.

They all hug us and thank us for our commitment, as if we were doing god knows what, while this is all just soap and kasha. We go back to our cozy homes, leaving them in the bombed-out basements…

We don’t know, how much longer we can keep this up. How long we will keep finding those not yet bored by the war, those still willing to support our cause. As of right now, we’re planning at least one more trip. Always one more trip. 


Ukrainian Children’s Day in Poland

Could the International Children’s Day ever be gloomy and sad? No! Despite all the time and effort we pour into delivering aid directly to Ukraine, we do not slow down at home either. We celebrate the holiday of all kids with an awesome trip to Nieborów – a village famous for its Arkadia English Garden Park and a 17th century baroque Palace of the Radziwiłł family. A full day of fun and games for over 50 people! There was archery, soccer, horseback riding, toy planes, and a bonfire with roasted kielbasa. Smiles, hugs, and joy all around were the respite we so desperately needed.

Ukraiński Dzień Dziecka w Polsce

100 Drawings for 100 Days of War

Our project to encourage Polish kindergarteners to draw postcards for Ukrainian soldiers on the frontlines led to an exhibition at the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War!(Національний музей історії України у Другій світовій війні. Офіційна стор.

According to the official press release: “It is not by chance that the Ukrainian-Polish exhibition under this name opened in the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War today. The words “Children’s Protection Day” this year, when there was a full-scale armed invasion of the Russian aggressor on the territory of Ukraine, sound particularly poignant and painful. In such dramatic times, children need protection more than ever. They also understand this – both schoolchildren and preschoolers. Even children outside our country. After all, Ukraine, without exaggeration, is fighting not only for itself, but also for the entire civilized world. It is very touching – when boys and girls send their drawings, words of gratitude and wishes for victory to Ukrainian


The Situation in Central and Eastern Ukraine Is Exceedingly Difficult…

Ukraine’s Bucha, cleansed by the falling rain, is back! We reach the town center in the late afternoon, after hours of driving. The moment we open the truck’s door, local men come running to help us unload the humanitarian aid we just delivered from Poland. Their faces speak of the burden they carry. Their thoughts allow them to escape for a microsecond, then they are back with us. Larisa, who manages the local relief center, shares their stories. Her daughter used to work there, too, but now she’s back with her military unit somewhere around Kherson. It’s getting late, we won’t be able to hit the road before the curfew. We have to find a place to stay overnight. The apartment we are offered sits in a half-demolished block. The windows have no glass, but there is a table with a crisp white cloth and generous women willing to share their dinner. There is no gas – the supply has been cut to prevent possible leaks or explosions in the damaged building. The town is eerily quiet. The deafening silence is periodically pierced by the wailing of an anti-aircraft siren. Despite all of that, Bucha looks better every day. Volunteers from all over the world have been flocking here to help clear the rubble, excavate the bodies, clean up the pulverized bricks and broken glass. Amidst the ruins, children frolic at miraculously surviving playgrounds.

They’re happy; they no longer have to cower in basements. It’s time to go. The last goodbyes, some final commemorative pictures. The local cops assure us that we can always count on them. Thank you for this earth-shattering experience. Bucha was first on our map. Next week, we’re headed for Kharkiv. That’s where the aid is truly desperately needed. Conquering our own vulnerabilities and exhaustion, we strive to deliver relief where it is needed the most, always directly passing on your generous contributions.


A Postcard for a Soldier

On May 6, postcards prepared by Polish kindergarteners arrived in Lviv, their first stop on a journey to the frontlines. Such a gift from an innocent child protects like a bulletproof vest.

We’d like to officially thank Municipal Kindergartens No. 2, 86, and 191 in Lodz for their support of this project.

Слава Україні! Glory to Ukraine!

Watch a featured segment on Polish national TV:,96/dzieci-z-lodzkiego-przedszkola-wsparly-ukrainskich-zolnierzy,1105235.html?fbclid=IwAR0kc5UbEc4epTNAEKmzCITrpYHQ5v_fWjuwSMfancw6oOXfGMYF9w9LK94


Holiday or Not, We’ve Got to Help

While most of us relaxed and enjoyed their family time over the holidays, others reported for duty early Friday morning. Radek, Anna, and Sylwia joined our bus drivers to evacuate from Lviv people who have been fleeing there from Kharkiv, Kherson, Bucha.

On Easter Monday we were awakened by the news of a rocket attack on Lviv. The train station’s immediate area, where we pick up the refugees, has been hit by five bombs, killing 6 (including a child), and wounding 8. Nevertheless, our coordinators decided to keep going.

Nevertheless, our coordinators decided to keep going. In close collaboration with local law enforcement and Ukrainian volunteers who daily man the station, they managed to evacuate 50 people. Thanks to nerves of steel and thoughtful poise, our team got back in one piece, on the way offering respite and a helping hand to people who only recently hid in basements from incoming missiles. Thank you for your commitment and trust. May the odds be ever in your favor!


Nick Is Every Child’s Best Friend

Hello! My name is Nick Copernicus and I’m a teddy. I know, teddys rarely travel, yet here I am, on the bus, with my favorite driver Ivan, and my friends, coordinators Ania and Sylwia. Sometimes the bus is empty, sometimes it’s packed to the rafters. The girls tell me that we travel from Poland to Lviv and back. On our way there, I can sit in one of the seats. On our way back, I’m stashed in the luggage compartment. That’s because I’m so big, and every seat is so precious. My job is to welcome kids on board, make sure they light up for a moment after days, weeks of their ordeal fleeing the war. I don’t know much, but I do know that war is bad. So I give my seat up and move below deck. These kids are very tired, they need to sit down to rest. I’m just a stuffed animal, so I don’t mind, I can travel rolled up into a ball. Sometimes I wish I had my own human, but this is war, and in wartime I must serve as many as I can. That’s why I’m here and I will travel as long as it takes. I’m just glad I can be of assistance.


This Has Got to Be Quick – A Wheelchair for a Girl in Need

Rett Syndrome, or how a disease robs the parents of a child. Sofia is only 10, but she suffers from a very serious genetic neuro-developmental disorder. Rett Syndrome suddenly manifests itself in healthy girls, slowly limiting the functioning of their brains, spinal cords, and nervous systems. Only six months ago, Sofia was still able to stand on her own. Now, she’s rapidly losing the ability to control her own body, while communicating with her becomes increasingly difficult. She needed a specialist wheelchair to facilitate her day-to-day life, to sit safely, to go for walks. It took us under an hour to decide that we’re stepping in. The wheelchair arrived yesterday. For the first time in ages, Sofia was thrilled, excited. For the first time in ages, Sofia went for a walk.

Thank you for your financial support. You put that smile on her lovely face. Every penny counts.

We have received an official thank you from Sofia’s mom: “Good morning. We are from the Ukraine. We came to Poland because the war broke out. Sofia needed a new wheelchair. She can’t walk, she has epilepsy, so we are tremendously grateful to everyone who contributed, especially the Copernicus Group, thanks to whom we received the wheelchair. She really likes it, she’s thrilled. I can tell that she’s comfortable, as she even dozed off in it today. That’s why I’m so grateful, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

No, mom. Thank YOU for inviting us into this lovely girl’s precious life.