Over the past two weeks, we at Hope for Ukraine have been deeply committed to providing critical support and relief across various regions of our country. Our journey began with the heartfelt task of distributing essential food supplies to the residents of the Donetsk region, ensuring that those facing hardships were not left without sustenance. This initiative was swiftly followed by a significant effort to ship four containers of humanitarian aid from the USA to Ukraine, a testament to the global support we are fortunate to receive.
Our commitment to nurturing hope extended to the children in northern Ukraine, who were delighted to receive holiday gifts, a small but meaningful gesture to bring joy in these challenging times. Simultaneously, our dedicated volunteers were actively involved in supporting families and internally displaced individuals in the Donetsk and Mykolayev regions, providing them with food kits, warm clothing, and hygiene products. Recognizing the bravery of our frontline defenders, we also focused on preparing and delivering first aid kits and essential supplies, ensuring their well-being as they protect our nation.
Our efforts were not limited to immediate relief; we also focused on the emotional and educational support of our younger generation through an after-school arts and crafts program. This initiative has been a beacon of creativity and emotional relief for children affected by the war. Our warehouse in Lviv has been buzzing with activity, serving as a crucial hub for dispatching vans loaded with aid to frontline towns. In the first ten days of January alone, we successfully shipped nearly 60 tons of supplies from New Jersey to Ukraine. In Kriviy Rih, our reach extended to the elderly and displaced individuals, providing over 70 seniors with food kits and assisting 150 displaced individuals with hygiene products and winter clothing.
As we continue to navigate these challenging times, we at Hope for Ukraine remain steadfast in our mission to bring aid and comfort to those in need. We invite you, our global community, to join us in this endeavor. Your support and donations are not just contributions; they are lifelines that empower us to sustain and expand our efforts, bringing hope to many across Ukraine.