The Copernicus Group
We are an NGO with a mission to deliver humanitarian and integration aid both in Poland and abroad.
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Through regular fundraisers and charity drives, we support the people of Ukraine and those who have fled to Poland. Our team collects nonperishable food, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and other goods for children and the elderly, which we deliver directly to those most in need.
Direct Humanitarian Aid Convoys
We organize direct humanitarian and medical aid convoys to Ukraine (Bucha, Kharkiv, Donetsk), which deliver food, personal hygiene products, generators, and medical supplies.
We provide a broad range of medical services. We buy and collect first aid and other medical supplies, delivering them to EMTs and paramedics on the ground, as well as municipal and field hospitals. We organize highly specialized medical transports of chronically ill children (including those in need of dialysis) and the wounded, guaranteeing their continued treatment in Poland or elsewhere in Europe. We educate Ukrainian parents and guardians about basic early-age immunizations and Covid-19. We help the new arrivals navigate the intricacies of the Polish healthcare system.
Polish Language Classes
We offer Polish language classes to refugees of all ages, as well as Ukrainian language classes to Polish students and volunteers. We provide classroom materials free of charge and guarantee childcare for the duration of the lessons. We procure school starter kits, including computers. We support local schools and libraries in their effort to make available Ukrainian-language books and periodicals.
We offer wide-ranging material aid, and secure appropriate accommodations for the families arriving in Poland. These houses and apartments are equipped with everything the families might need at the start, including furniture, appliances, cleaning and personal hygiene products, basic foodstuffs, bedding, and clothing. We are also raising additional funds to extend sustained, long-term rent assistance to those in our care. We strive to facilitate the refugees’ entrance into the job market. We assist with resume writing and establish connections with potential employers, offering legal, administrative, and psychological support.
We organize evacuations of the most vulnerable (chiefly women and children, but also the elderly and persons with disabilities) from Central Train Station Lviv-Holovnyi to refugee reception points along the Polish-Ukrainian border. We supply and support a number of such reception points.