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Kharkiv Resilience Fund

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We live in Boston. Lucy is originally from Kharkiv, and Igor is from Kyiv. We are in touch with Lucy’s friends in Kharkiv, who volunteer and work with other volunteer and defense groups on the ground.

Kharkiv humanitarian and defense volunteers desperately need vests, stretchers as well as medical supplies, communication equipment, and other essential equipment. They sew vests themselves at a Western Ukraine factory to cover their immediate needs and reduce costs.

Since the start of the war, we have sent over 7,000 yards of fabric and the corresponding amount of thread, Velcro, webbing, elastics, and other notions. We have located the appropriate fabric and suppliers with the necessary materials. We have also figured out the logistics for quickly getting these supplies to Ukraine. We need to raise funds to pay for these and future similar purchases.

We have also purchased and sent medical supplies, including tourniquets, as well as rugged laptops. We have an order for Starlink terminals in the pipeline, which we need to raise funds for.

All money collected will go to the benefit of Kharkiv volunteers. We will purchase this fabric and other equipment to help save lives and help them with other supplies.

We have zero overhead – we are donating our time (and money). All your money will benefit Kharkiv and will do so quickly.

As the war shifts even more to the East of Ukraine, Kharkiv volunteers and defenders need assistance more than ever.

Details of our very first Fabric order (we have sent much more since -- see Updates):
  • 1,000 yards of 1000D CORDURA UC DWR, Olive
  • 1,000 yards of 1000D CORDURA UC DWR, Tan
  • Transportation of the two pallets (1,030 lb each) to the airport
  • Other Materials
  • 1,5M yards of tex-90 thread
  • 2,400 yards of Velcro-like saw-on hooks-and-loops
  • 2,400 yards of elastic
  • Freight Transportation
  • Air transportation of ~2,300 lb of freight to Lviv

We are affiliated with The Ukraine Rescue Fund, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and all contribution starting October 10, 2022 are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You will receive a 501(c)3 charitable contribution receipt.


  • Carole Shandler
    • $200 
    • 2 mos
  • Mikhail Kruk
    • $200 
    • 2 mos
  • Marina Shtatland
    • $500 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $500 
    • 2 mos
  • Irina Sorokina
    • $200 
    • 4 mos


Igor Lubashev
Arlington, MA
Ukrainian Refugee Foundation

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