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President and project coordinator: Ruslana Wrzesnewskyj
Program coordinator: Anka Wrzesnewskyj
Teresa Zenkovitch: Donation Coordinator
Accountant: Natalia Skrypnyk
Website coordinator: Adriana Luhovy
Executive Director (Nove Pokolinnya): Julia Vokaliuk
Technical support (Nove Pokolinnya): Serhij Perepiatenko
Scholarship program coordinator (In Ukraine): Vitalina Zelen’ko.
In 1994 – Help Us Help The Children (HUHTC) was launched, organized under the umbrella of the Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund. Within the first two years hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised in donations.
Currently HUHTC supports over 200 orphanages throughout Ukraine. Their summer camps are attended by close to 500 children. An approximate 45,000 children have received their serves or supplies. Article Here .
Through our educational workshops, we teach the children basic life skills along with transferable skills to better themselves as individuals.
We are confident that our program will help the children be prepared for their futures. HUHTC has forever changed my life.
The opportunity to work with such amazing Ukrainians is an indescribable experience. I believe it is important to continue our aid efforts in Ukraine because – there are so many children who need our support.
We are a big family that keeps growing every year. I’ve been a part of the “fam” for almost two decades. The bond we share is love of the kids, Ukraine and HUHTC. It’s a bond that always stays with you. It’s wonderful to keep expanding and welcoming new “family” into the fold.
I appreciate this gift of belonging to something so special.
I’ve worn many hats for HUHTC in many roles. I traveled to all corners of Ukraine delivering humanitarian assistance to the orphanages, organized fun versions of “business school” teaching presentation skills, business plan writing, resumes, interviewing skills with real life business owners. I also brought the Medical Clinic on Wheels to Camp and helped with the medical and dental needs of the camp. One year, my little poodle went to camp and became a best buddy to the children especially the shy ones. The girls would braid the hair on his ears and everyone would squeal with delight when they saw him.
I must also confess, when I was a Group Counselor at Camp, the kids and I would sneak to town for ice cream. The townspeople always kept our secret.
HUHTC is extraordinary. It is a little piece of heaven.
There are no words to describe HUHTC and the impact it has on everyone involved. It is simply life-changing. I have been volunteering for HUHTC for many years, doing video work, photography, web design and promotion. Being reunited with some orphan children after a few years apart, made me realize this is something I know I can never walk away from. Being witness to the children’s growth and development throughout the years has been such a beautiful experience. All the volunteers are motivational and inspirational, a pleasure to work with and be around. I would love to see more people involved in this organization and hope to help get the word out!
So to get a feel, I volunteered as much as I could. Eventually, I got to know the other volunteers and soon felt a little more comfortable. In the end, I decided to just go for it. It was probably the best decision I ever made. It changed my life. I was completely sold; heart and soul to this wonderful charity, to Ukraine. Due to the fact that I couldn’t speak Ukrainian, all I did was smile and help where I could. But it didn’t matter; these kids didn’t care. Within a couple days they were all around me, begging for attention. I soon realized all they wanted in life was to be loved. I have been fortunate enough to attend every summer camp after that and one winter camp. To this day, I am still in contact with kids I met in my first camp. Since then, I devoted a year to living in Ukraine so I could become more adept with the language. I couldn’t have done it without the volunteers who showed me great compassion and even took me under their wing. Thanks:)
I am a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and an aspiring police officer. Whatever lies ahead, I hope it doesn’t stop me from returning.
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