Stand with UkraineKC Board Member Trip To Ukraine
Since Russia’s most recent attacks began on 2/24/22, Paige has raised more than $31,000 in cash donations and humanitarian aid to various trusted groups and colleagues in Ukraine. The donations have helped purchase food, medicine/medical supplies, warm clothing, and other essentials for thousands of Ukrainians. In addition to those supplies, she was able to pay for a life-saving surgery for a 2-week-old orphan, a portion of a life-saving surgery for an abandoned 3-week-old in a warzone, and evacuation costs for a family with a small child. Additionally, Paige was awarded a mini-grant through the RPCV Alliance for Ukraine, which was used to create a community center for 500+ internally displaced refugees in the village where she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2010-2012.
Paige and Stand With UkraineKC currently fundraising for a trip to Ukraine in May 2023. She plans to bring medicine/medical supplies from the US and purchase other essentials in Poland and Ukraine. She is also working on several small projects with Ukrainian colleagues, which will benefit internally displaced refugees, a NICU serving several orphaned infants, an orphanage, and a home for women and girls with developmental and physical disabilities. A portion of donations may also be used to purchase non-lethal, humanitarian aid for my former students and friends who are defending their country on the front line (i.e. food, clothing, small generators).