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Open Letter from Eugenia Mazurenko, Director of Zagoriy Foundation

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Zagoriy Foundation’s areas of focus during COVID-19 pandemic

Dear colleagues and friends,

As I am writing this letter, the world keeps changing every minute. Humankind is facing a new challenge these days. The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has already affected and continues to affect various regions of the world, targeting the most vulnerable groups of people.

Charitable giving has never been so important! It is vital to unite to make a difference in the face of the virus and extend the giving beyond the support that comes from charitable foundations, companies and donors. Charitable giving today is about each and everyone; charitable giving is a story that unites us all. Giving today is not about donations alone, it is about resolving difficult issues that may affect the next generations.

In this unprecedented time, the mission of Zagoriy Foundation remains unchanged – we will continue developing and promoting the culture of charitable giving and enhancing trust towards the charitable sector using those activities that enable us to do our work effectively and efficiently.

However, today we are facing the new realities. Zagoriy Foundation is adjusting 2020 operational plans and is cancelling the scheduled public events and put on hold the launch of educational, and art programmes until further notice. From now on, the activities of Zagoriy Foundation will focus on two areas: the development of the culture of charitable giving and the prevention of the spread of coronavirus in Ukraine. These are the directions, which we tend to invest all our efforts into.

With this in mind Zagoriy Foundation implements a number of measures to:

  • Provide support and coordinate activities to supply hospitals in Ukraine with required medical equipment and supplies;
  • Provide direct support to Ukrainian hospitals;
  • Launch public information campaigns to prevent the spread of COVID-19;
  • Provide grants to support Ukrainian charitable foundations – detailed information will follow soon.

Don’t be afraid to change. You may lose something good, but you may gain something even better. Love and compassion can change the world, so let’s unite our efforts!

Today every one of us has an essential role to play in slowing the spread of the new coronavirus. Please stay calm, follow recommendations of the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and stay well!

Sincerely, Eugenia Mazurenko, Director of Zagoriy Foundation