13 September 2006 14:06
Representatives of the Ukraine 3000 Fund Meet Head of the California Association to Aid Ukraine Luba Keske
A meeting took place between representatives of the Ukraine 3000 International Charitable Fund and Head of the California Association to Aid Ukraine Luba Keske.
The meeting participants were Head of the Board of Directors of the Ukraine 3000 International Charitable Fund Oleksandr Maksymchuk, head of the Hospital to Hospital program Vira Pavliuk, expert with the Hospital to Hospital program Petra Wrzesniewska, and members of the California Association to Aid Ukraine Wally Keske and Igor Ostapenko.
The parts agreed to cooperate within the framework of the Fund’s program Hospital to Hospital. The California Association to Aid Ukraine intends to give a traditional ball and auction on February 17, selling works by Ukrainian American painters. The Association plans to allot the funds raised at the auction and charitable contributions of the ball’s guests for the Ukraine 3000 Fund’s grand project – building an All-Ukrainian Center to Protect Mothers’ and Children’s Health. Mrs. Keske and members of the Ukraine 3000 Fund spoke about the details of their future cooperation and exchanged their experience in charitable activities.
The California Association to Aid Ukraine was founded in 1990. It unites Ukrainian Americans and people caring about our country. At present the Association numbers around 250 members, with another 700 people taking part in its activities. The major areas of its work are supporting projects related to culture, healthcare, education, as well as supporting the democratic process in Ukraine. Among the programs implemented by the Association are annual presenting of wheelchairs and orthopedic equipment to the disabled children (this program has been launched 11 years ago and is supervised by orthopedist Roman Kulchytsky), inviting Ukrainian doctors for an internship at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center (Los-Angeles), providing stipends for Ukrainian students, observing the democratic process in Ukraine (representatives of the Association took part in the 2006 parliamentary elections as observers), etc.
The cooperation within the Hospital to Hospital program will be the first case of cooperation between the Ukraine 3000 International Charitable Foundation and California Association to Aid Ukraine.
Mrs. Luba Keske has come to Ukraine for a three-days visit. She also intends to visit boarding schools in Kyiv, Lviv, Stryj, and take part in the unveiling of a class at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv).