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Ukraine is now bravely fighting the Russian occupiers, defending its land, while suffering significant damage not only to critical infrastructure but also residential areas, which has already led to heavy casualties among the civilian population.

We need your help today more than ever, any help. Ukrainians are defending their home land, the nation is now united in the face of the enemy, and all, from young to old, as one stood side by side to ensure the freedom and sovereignty of their homeland.

We need help in the following areas:


To donate with Credit Card or Pay Pal to People of Ukraine Foundation here:

The final recipient of all humanitarian aid that will come to Ukraine is exclusively the Ukrainian people.


We are organizing humanitarian shipment for refugees.

List of priority needs:

First aid kits


Light sleeping bags

Children clothes, toys

Hygiene products

To get the address and to ship these items to us, please email us at:

Various goods for citizens and the military.

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Supporting Wounded Defenders of Ukraine  Gala

Veterans Day, November 11, 2022

Army Navy Club, Washington DC

On Veterans Day People of Ukraine Foundation organized and held the Gala to support Wounded Heroes of Ukraine at the historic Army Navy Club in Washington DC. All the proceeds from the event were transferred to rehabilitation programs for the wounded defenders of Ukraine and to United 24 for purchasing modular external fixators to treat wounds and to prevent amputations. 

On Veteran’s Day over 70 guests gathered in support of wounded defenders of Ukraine at the Army Navy Club in Washington DC.

The People of Ukraine Foundation organized this event with partner organizations: Embassy of Ukraine in the USA / Посольство України в США , US Ukrainian Activists, Ukraine House, United Help Ukraine, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, Revival Foundation and Ukrainian Heroes for Freedom.

We were honored that Ukrainian wounded warrior Олександр Чайка Oleksandr Chaika and his spouse Anna were able to join our event.

People of Ukraine Foundation  would like to express our sincere appreciation to our keynote speaker Ambassador Oksana Markarova, as well as the other speakers Major General Borys Kremenetkyi, Nadia McConnell and Morgan Williams. 

Also, to our sponsors Yuri Deychakiwsky and Iryna Deychakiwsky, Nana Bagdavadze, my dearest colleagues Irena Chalupa, Nadiia Khomaziuk, Ruslan Falkov and Marianna Falkova, Maryna Baydyuk, Nadiya Shaporynska, Oleksandra Popova, Julia Hrynets, Oleksandr Nemchenko, Olga Postoyeva and Lane Johansen.

Truly grateful to our performers: talented and gifted singer Alina Cherkasova and the United States Army Brass Quintet- Staff Sergeant Andrew Boylan, Sergeant First, Class “EJ” Ramos, Master Sergeant Rick Lee, Staff Sergeant Greg Hammond, Master Sergeant Jon Voth.

All the proceeds from the event will go to United 24 for purchasing modular external fixators to treat wounds and to prevent amputations.

Glory to Ukraine-Glory to the Heroes! 

Meeting with the Ukrainian Veterans' Foundation

 October 18, 2022

People of Ukraine Foundation had a pleasure to host special guests from Ukraine today: veterans Colonel Volodymyr Lahuta, Oleksandr Morozov, Yuliia Kirillova, Iryna Yurchenko- the mother of the legendary Dmytro "Orest" Kozatskyi, Nataliia Kalmykova - director of the Ukrainian Veterans' Foundation, her colleagues Tetiana Shvydchenko, Olena Prikhno and Alina Maslo. Also representatives from the Defense Attache Office Major General Borys Kremenetsyi, Colonel Oleksandr Rozhkov and my dearest friend Irena Chalupa.

Looking forward to continued cooperation and partnership! 

On July 18, 2022  the First Lady of Ukraine, Mrs. Olena Zelenska is in Washington DC. She presented “Unbroken” - Prosthesis for Children Program.

On the Picture:

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine H.E. Mrs.Oksana Markarova, the First Lady of Ukraine Mrs.Olena Zelenska and the President of People of Ukraine Foundation Mrs. Tetyana Shea

Ukraine House, Washington DC

On July 20, 2022  People of Ukraine Foundation held an Advocacy for Ukraine Presentation at the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy organization (YPFP) to gain very much needed support from the US professional community.  

Agenda included the following topics: 

Agricultural export blockade & sanctions

War, bombings, response, cooperation

Global impact

Human factor, children at risk

Ukraine Relations 

US – Ukraine Business Council

American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

Ukraine Combat Veterans

US-Ukraine Veteran Startup Forum 

Post War Care (mental health, employment)

US – Ukraine Educational Exchange

Online lessons for refugee children

People of Ukraine Foundation x UNICEF Children Relief Work

Ukraine’s Candidacy to the EU 

Unification message for experts & practical knowledge practitioners

YPFP is a nonpartisan 501(c) organization that is building the leaders tomorrow needs. With thousands of members and weekly events, YPFP is well-known for its strong commitment to public service and its efforts to create dialogue between tomorrow's foreign policy leaders and today's accomplished experts. In addition to its activities in Washington, DC, YPFP has major locations in New York, London and Brussels. For more information, visit

It’s truly an honor to meet Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal today at Ukraine House, Washington DC. He brought a very special gift - Ukrainian flag signed by the President of Ukraine «Ukraine is Brave!» 


No. 619/2021

Regarding state awards of Ukraine on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day

For significant personal contribution to the development of the volunteer movement, active charitable and humanitarian activities, I decree:

The Order of Princess Olga III degree is awarded to:

SHEA Tetyana Stanislavivna - President of the charity foundation "People of Ukraine", United States of America

President of Ukraine V.ZELENSKYY

December 3, 2021

People of Ukraine Foundation 

Partnership with UNICEF

more details here:

People of Ukraine Foundation has partnered with UNICEF in 2022 to work together to meet the most urgent needs of vulnerable children and families in Ukraine— including safety, health care, safe water, nutrition and more.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first including Ukraine. UNICEF has helped save more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.

People of Ukraine Foundation is supporting the children and families devastated by the war and emergency in Ukraine. The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine is having a devastating impact on children and their families. Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing their homes to find safety in other parts of the country or across Ukraine’s borders.

As of May 27,over 6.5 million people have crossed into Poland, Romania, Moldova, Hungary and other countries, and millions more have been displaced. UNICEF, together with partners is at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Ukraine and bordering counties to provide essential services to war-stricken children and families. war in Ukraine poses an immediate and growing threat to the lives and well-being of the country`s 7.5 million children.

It has been reported that almost every second child becomes a refugee since the start of the war. According to the OHCHR, at least 240 children have been killed and over 438 children have been injured in Ukraine to date and many more will likely be impacted by psychological trauma.

People of Ukraine’s mission is to promote the unique culture, talent and potential of modern Ukraine in the U.S. and in Ukraine. Together, we will provide life-saving assistance to children and families in Ukraine and those fleeing to neighboring countries.

Make an Impact Today

•$45 could provide a family with an emergency water, sanitation and hygiene kit

•$75 could pay for school supplies to help at least 20 children continue their education

•$120 could provide safe drinking water with 16,000 water purification tablets

•$150,000 can establish a Blue Dot refugee center where newly arrived children and families can find information and services (an additional $15,000 can maintain a center for an additional month)

As the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues to evolve and deepen at an alarming pace, your donation can help save lives. Even a modest donation will make a difference!

To Donate -

US-Ukraine Veteran Startup Exchange Forum​

People of Ukraine Foundation is delighted to announce that the first US-Ukraine Veteran Startup Exchange Forum has successfully concluded. Special thanks to Her Excellency Oksana Markarova , Ambassador of Ukraine to the USA Embassy of Ukraine in the USA / Посольство України в США and Minister of Veteran Affairs of Ukraine Мінветеранів General Yuliya Laputina for their invaluable support to this event and keynote remarks to the audience.

We are sincerely grateful to the veterans of Ukraine for their active participation and leadership from the following companies: Derevo Kushnirukiv, Unicom, entrepreneur Mr. Олександр Дарморос , Sale e Pepe, UVV Ingeneering, Shidnyi Ravlyk, Gerod Group, and Traverse Tactical Team, IT BRO, Oberig Agro, and U.BIS Energy. We deeply appreciate the contributions from our American colleagues Mr. Morgan Williams, President of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), US veteran Mr. Stephen Brucker, investment expert and US veteran Mr. Rod Long, President Team Trident LLC.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to colleagues and friends who joined us in this worthy endeavor to improve the lives of those who have sacrificed so much, and hope for continued collaboration between US and Ukrainian veteran partners.

President of People of Ukraine Foundation Mrs. Tetyana Shea held a meeting with Madam Ambassador of Ukraine Oksana Markarova and  Mr. Morgan Williams, President Of US-Ukraine Business Council. The meeting was focused on projects connected to the Veterans, the IT industry and further cooperation. 

Meeting with the President of Ukraine 

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Mrs. Olena Zelenska

People of Ukraine Foundation wishes them a very successful and productive trip in the USA! 🇺🇦🇺🇸

Many thanks to the Embassy of 

Ukraine for the kind invitation to visit the new and a very special heart of Ukraine in Washington DC.

It is a great honor to meet and to welcome President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska during Ukraine House opening in Washington DC. 

People of Ukraine Foundation hosted Book Presentation "WAR. RU" by Combat Veteran Yuriy Rudenko at the Army Navy Club, Washington DC.

“This book is an important contribution to understanding the current Russian war against Ukraine. It will be read both at home and internationally with deep interest. It covers the first year of the war during 2014 and early 2015. It tells day by day the shocking and often gory tale of how the war unfolded. It tells of the invasion of Crimea, the initial Russian attempts to create Novorossiya in the east of country and of the eventual invasion by battalions of Russian troops before the battle of Debaltseve, thus saving the Russian backed militants from defeat. It tells in a matter of fact way the battles, and the names of some, but not all, of the Ukrainian heroes. It tells of civilian casualties, of those captured and tortured, and gives numbers of those missing. It tells of the Russian and militant casualties and the Russian daily lies to the world. The author tries hard to put the battles in political and military context for that time” – Lt Col (Retd) Glen Grant, Royal Artillery, the first foreign adviser with the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense in 2014

On the photo:General Major Volodymyr Havrylov, Yuriy Rudenko (book author) and Tetyana Shea (President of People of Ukraine Foundation)

“Sooner or later, Russia will be forced to leave Ukraine and we will learn more details about the technologies and nuances of this hydride war. But the main thing that stopped the implementation of Putin's scenario of "forcing Ukraine to peace" was the spirit and self-sacrifice of the Ukrainian people. This is what this book is about” – Maj Gen (Retd) Volodymyr Havrylov, former Defense Attaché of Ukraine in the USA 2015-2018

Many thanks to all our dear friends and colleagues from the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA, who joined us to support and to cheer for Ukraine!

Meeting with Combat Veterans of Ukraine in Washington D.C. 🇺🇸🇺🇦

This group of wounded Ukrainian veterans came to challenge a long-distance hiking along the Appalachian Trail.

Hire Combat Veterans of Ukraine Initiative 

The goal of this initiative is to empower Ukrainian combat veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. These individuals thrived in tough situations and developed many skills — such as discipline, adaptability and dedication — that many employers need. Join this effort to encourage American, European and Ukrainian businesses to offer jobs to these deserving combat veterans of Ukraine. While the Ukrainian government provides some benefits for combat veterans, they do not include hiring services.

Because many veterans transition back into the civilian workforce between the ages of 30 to 40 years, they must acquire or improve their professional qualification skills to compete successfully in the local job market. 

Read more here:

English Language Program for Combat Veterans of Ukraine 

“English Language Program for Combat Veterans of Ukraine” is on its second year of execution and continues to see an increase in program participants. Established in September 2019, it aims to improve participant communication skills and English language knowledge in order to facilitate successful transition to civilian careers. These new abilities are beneficial for everyday use as well as a valuable addition for resume building and employment applications. 

Moreover, these qualifications increase participant value to potential veteran employers in the local job market. This program creates a positive motivation for achievement in a veteran’s new phase in life as well as assisting combat veterans working through PTSD and other disabilities.

This year the program consists of 48 combat veteran and family member participants; nine of them are disabled and one is blind. We divided participants into two groups according to their prior English language knowledge. Each lesson is designed to provide differentiated learning for each specific participant in order to accelerate the learning process as much as possible. 

Read more here:

Our new program for combat veterans:

“Basic Computer Skills for Combat Veterans and Families of Ukraine” 

This program aims to develop and improve basic computer literacy. These new abilities are beneficial for everyday use as well as a valuable addition for resume building and to facilitate second careers in an office setting. Disabled veterans benefit substantially by acquiring these critical skills to excel in a civilian setting.

Moreover, these qualifications increase participant value to potential veteran employers in the local job market. This program creates a positive motivation for achievement in a veteran’s new phase in life as well as assisting combat veterans working through PTSD and other disabilities.

Oleksandr Darmoros- combat veteran of Ukraine

English Language Program graduate

"As a widow of a fallen hero, my son and I are very grateful to the People of Ukraine Foundation for English language classes since September 2019 and other much appreciated  assistance!" Svetlana G. ,  Dnipro, Ukraine  

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Chopivsky Family Foundation

US-Ukraine Business Council

We really appreciate your generous support to help these deserving veterans. Together we can make a difference in these veterans’ lives, strengthen society, and demonstrate gratitude to those who have selflessly served to protect Ukrainian independence. We wish you your foundation continued success, good fortune and good health! 

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