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Posted on: March 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Elmhurst Stands United in Support of Ukraine: A Day of Giving


The City of Elmhurst, Elmhurst District 205, Elmhurst Park District, Elmhurst Public Library, and Elmhurst University have joined in organizing an event on Wednesday, April 6th to support the people of Ukraine. Various local organizations will be participating and all are welcome to attend. Together, Elmhurst community members will stand in solidarity with the heroic people of Ukraine as they fight to maintain their democracy, while showing support to those who are concerned for their loved ones abroad, the millions who have been displaced, and for those grieving lives lost. 

 A moment of togetherness. A candlelight vigil will take place on Wednesday, April 6th, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Wilder Park. The community will be invited to join in a moment of togetherness which will include words spoken by our community leaders, personal stories from members of the Ukrainian community, a moment of silence, and a reading of the State Anthem of Ukraine.  The event will be recorded and posted to the City’s YouTube page, ElmhurstTV. 

A day of giving.  Please consider making a financial contribution to established organizations that are working to support refugees of this crisis. Before making a contribution to a charity, research how the organization uses its donations, and ensure that your donation is designated to support the crisis in Ukraine. 

Some places to start your research are BBB Wise Giving Alliance ( ), Charity Navigator ( ), or Charity Watch ( ), which is available in print at Elmhurst Public Library as Charity Rating Guide & Watchdog Report ( call number: 361.76 Cha ).

Many reputable organizations are offering relief to the Ukrainian people including those who are being displaced.  Below are listed some of those organizations that are in need of monetary donations to help their relief efforts.

Donate for Medical Aid and Military Protection

Launched in 2014, Come Back Alive became the biggest organization providing support to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Our fund supports the Armed Forces of Ukraine through financing purely defence initiatives. Since 2014 they have provided around 1000 thermal imagers and over 250 UAVs. In addition to the material support, they increased technological capabilities of the Army through providing 1,500 tablets with Armor software aimed at stopping the artillery. Come Back Alive also organizes trainings to equip our military with crucial skills. In 2015 they launched trainings for medical workers, artillerists, snipers, minesweepers, and defense analysts. After coming back from the front line, their military members have access to sport rehabilitation and veteran business opportunities.  Their organization does not use funds for purchasing arms. Their mission is to help save lives of Ukrainians and help our warriors defend Ukraine.



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