Kosciuszko Foundation Raises $600,000 For War Refugees Fleeing Into Poland
March 22, 2022 Marek Skulimowski
More than two million Ukrainians fleeing Russian bombs are in Poland. Poles have opened their homes, hearts and wallets to refugees, but the massive exodus continues. Women and children sleeping in train stations are trying to find their next stop.
The Kosciuszko Foundation and Folkowisko, The Folk Society, have created an infrastructure on both sides of the Polish-Ukrainian border with tents for food, sleeping, medicine and supplies for refugees as they escape the Russian Army.
N.Y. Assemblyman Phil Ramos from Long Island visited our operation and gave this interview about what he saw.
On the first days of the bombing, 60,000 Ukrainian children were absorbed into Poland's school system. Since then, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian children have arrived, and Poland is struggling to find classrooms for these children as well. The KF is also working with the Recipe for Independence Foundation in Warsaw which teaches cooking and life skills to children from foster homes. Now in war time mode, they use professional kitchens to make hundreds of meals a day, and prepare welcome packages for refugees with toothbrushes, toothpaste, water, energy bars, socks, underwear, etc.
Your donations go toward humanitarian aid to save lives, alleviate suffering and give dignity and hope to those shell shocked by Putin's war. You can watch videos on the KF's social media outlets to see where your donations are going.
In addition to the $600,000 the KF has raised so far, we will donate proceeds from this year's annual ball to Help Ukraine as well. Please do what you can and help spread the word.
Founded in 1925, the Kosciuszko Foundation promotes closer ties between Poland and the United States through educational, scientific and cultural exchanges. It awards up to $1 million annually in fellowships and grants to graduate students, scholars, scientists, professionals, and artists, and promotes Polish culture in America. The Foundation has awarded scholarships and provided a forum to Poles who have changed history.
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