Comfort Kits for Refugee Children of Ukraine

Comfort Kits for Children 
Lisa Lombard PhD (www.NPHTI.org) and Karen Olness MD (www.healthfrontiers.org) have partnered to organize this fundraiser to benefit the Comfort Kit Initiative.

A few words from Lisa Lombard and Karen Olness:
We have all been asking ourselves: "What can we do to help the children and families fleeing Ukraine? "   The scope of the problem is enormous.  There are now approximately 2.5 million children who have fled Ukraine.   

Comfort Kits for Children
are a healing intervention that is appropriate for the initial care of children who have been traumatized.   The cost of each Comfort Kit is between $6 and $7 US dollars.  A donation of $25 helps roughly 4 children.  

We use donations to purchase the playful and stress-relieving kit contents.  Volunteers assemble the kits and transport them into Ukraine and nearby communities that have taken in children and families.  All donations go directly to the Comfort Kit Initiative, so we can provide this emotional aid.  These simple kits contain a collection of items that help children re-regulate their feelings and offer calm moments during chaotic times. Kits come with expert guidance (printed cards and when needed or zoom calls) for caregivers, relief workers, parents, and teachers to "coach" children to explore and play with the items in the Comfort Kit.  This allows a child to easily transition from the experience of extreme tension to a natural place of imagination, creativity, and fun. Once the child engages with the toys in the Comfort Kit, they usually continue to play with them -- having discovered how to create comfort for themselves. 

Comfort Kits were initially created and used in a pediatric hospital oncology department; they have been used effectively worldwide (in Haiti, Lao, Thailand, and elsewhere)  by www.HealthFrontiers.org.

By supporting this initiative, you can join us in being a part of a healing intervention.  Thank you so much!
  • Miriam Navot 
    • $100 
    • 11 d
  • Michele Lombard 
    • $100 
    • 23 d
  • Marina Yesilevich 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Ben Collins 
    • $5 
    • 1 mo
  • Amy Levins 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Lisa Lombard 
Organizer
Minneapolis, MN
National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.