Our organization was founded in December 2014 when several Ukrainians in the United States joined their efforts with several volunteer initiatives in Ukraine (such as Saving Lives in Ukraine and Medicine of the National Home Front) to procure and supply 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 massive Russian invasion of Ukraine that started in February 2022, we are focusing on the urgent supply of critical medical supplies and protective gear to Ukraine’s defenders and civilians. For this purpose, we have rebuilt our logistics chain to deliver all medical supplies to Ukraine and distribute them as humanitarian aid to end users throughout Ukraine.
We also provide targeted aid to the gravely sick and wounded, support medical and psycho-social rehabilitation projects, and other projects that change the life of Ukrainian society for the better. Ukrainian word ‘leleka‘ translates as ‘stork’ into English. In the Ukrainian culture, the stork symbolizes peace, happiness, home and family.
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 law.
Procuring emergency medical supplies and first aid kits for ukraine’s defenders and civilians
Of first aid kits were procured and sent
Of first aid kits we still need funds to be procured
Procurement of medical supplies and first-aid kits to Ukraine. On February 24, 2022, Russia launched an unprovoked and 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.
A few days before this new war started, we relaunched our efforts on raising funds and procuring emergency medical supplies and first-aid kits for Ukraine’s defenders and civilians. Since late February 2022 we have received over $1.2 million in donations from individuals, companies and organizations all over the world. We have already procured $1.1 million worth of tactical medical supplies, and are working on further orders.
We are doing this together with our long-time (since 2014!) Ukrainian 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 the kits that we procure were carefully chosen and tested in the field.
You can make a tax-deductible donation to Leleka Foundation in many ways.
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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