About Leleka

Leleka Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in December 2014 when several Ukrainians living in the United States joined their efforts with several volunteer initiatives in Ukraine to procure and distribute medical and first-aid supplies to paramedics, ambulances, and hospitals in the wake of the 2014 Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine and Crimea.

In the time of the full-blown Russia's war against Ukraine in 2022, we are focusing on the urgent supply of critical medical supplies to Ukraine’s defenders and civilians. For this purpose, we have rebuilt our logistics chain to deliver medical supplies to Ukraine and distribute them as humanitarian aid to end users on the front lines.

Ukrainian word ‘LELEKA‘ translates as ‘stork’ into English. In the Ukrainian culture, the stork symbolizes peace, happiness, home and family.

Our focus is

Procuring emergency medical supplies and first aid kits for Ukraine’s defenders and civilians


of first-aid kits procured & distributed


Fully-equipped medical backpacks to medics

Our Projects

Procurement of tactical medical supplies to Ukraine

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched an unprovoked massive military attack and invasion of Ukraine. The Ukrainian people have been bravely fighting a much larger and better equipped aggressor, and they need help.

We immediately relaunched our efforts on raising funds and procuring emergency medical supplies and first-aid kits for Ukraine’s defenders and civilians. Since February 2022 we have raised over $3.8 million in donations from individuals, companies, and organizations from all over the world. We have already procured and delivered $3.7 million worth of tactical medical supplies to end-users in Ukraine.

We are doing this together with our long-time partners in Ukraine: volunteers from Saving Lives in Ukraine, Medicine of the National Home Front and other groups. They have a lot of experience assembling and delivering these kits as well as training people to correctly use them. All components of our first-aid kits and medical backpacks are carefully chosen and tested in the field.

How To Donate

You can make a donation or fundraise for Leleka Foundation in many ways.

Bank Transfer

Wire or ACH (US only!) - Routing: 084106768 Account: 9801428072

Mail checks to:

Leleka Foundation, 380 Hamilton Ave #291, Palo Alto, CA 94302

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Leleka Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our tax identification number is 47-2377309. Contributions to Leleka Foundation may be tax-deductible to the extent permitted by US federal and state laws.

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Mailing address:

Leleka Foundation, 380 Hamilton Ave #291, Palo Alto, CA 94302, United States