Supporting Uzhhorod Refugee Fund

Supporting Ukraine Refugees in Uzhhorod

The Corvallis Sister Cities Association has a thirty-year relationship between Corvallis, Oregon, and Uzhhorod, Ukraine. Because Uzhhorod is located in the most western region of Ukraine, thousands of refugees are fleeing each day to our sister city. The Uzhhorod citizens are working so hard, but supplies are running low and many refugees are arriving each day.  To help alleviate the needs of these individuals, we are raising funds to send to our trusted colleagues in Uzhhorod. There are two ways you can make financial donations.

1) CHECKS and/or CASH can be dropped off at any Citizens Bank branch in Oregon. Be sure to let them know the donation will be going to the Uzhhorod Refugee Fund.  Checks need to be made out to Uzhhorod Refugee Fund.  Donations can also be mailed to Citizens Bank, 978 NW Circle Blvd.Corvallis, Oregon 97330.

2) ON-Line:  A GoFundMe for those who desire to “click and give.”

[SPECIAL NOTE:  To allow greater flexibility and less administrative costs these funds will not be going through our usual 501(c)(3) accounts and as a result will not be tax deductible.]

3)  Multiple organizations and individuals have stepped up to support Ukraine Refugees. Here are several ways you can support.

Support our Youth who are Supporting Ukrainians! Purchase a poster or note card created by two local sisters, 16-year-old Allessandra Bakker and 13-year-old Isabella Bakker, who wanted to do something to help the refugee situation in Ukraine.  They have created beautiful posters and note cards. Local artist, Sharon Rackham-King donated paper and supplies and printed the posters and note cards, free of charge with all proceeds going to the Uzhhorod Refugee Fund. The Prints (8×10) are $30 and 4 notecards of both scenes are $25. Here is a link to an order form for you to use to purchase either the prints, notecards or both. Link: https://sistercities.corvallis.or.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Bakker-Mail-Order.pdf   They are also available to purchase at Visit Corvallis at 113 SW 3rd  St, Suite 101, or at the Corvallis Museum, 411 NW 2nd Street. Thank you, Sharon, Allessandra, and Isabella.

Own An Individualized Silkscreened Print! Earl Newman, local artist and screen printer, has donated 200 of his silkscreened prints, featuring Ukraine and refugees, with all proceeds going to the Uzhhorod Refugee Fund.  Each print is signed and numbered.

  • The prints numbered 1-20 are nicely framed and are being sold for $1000.
  • The prints numbered 21-200 are being sold for $100.

The prints are being sold, so don’t miss out.  If you would like to purchase a print, there are three ways to do so: 1) call 541-760-8081 to order; 2) email standwithuzhhorod@gmail.com;  or 3) go to the sister city website and order online: https://sistercities.corvallis.or.us/earl_newman_print/ .

Show You Stand With Ukraine! Coffee Culture is selling posters and stickers to support the Uzhhorod Refugee Fund. Stickers are $5, an 8×11 inch poster is $5, and the 11×14 poster is $8. Tacovore is also selling stickers for $5. All profits go to the Uzhhorod Refugee Fund.

Remember Ukraine! On Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm in front of the Benton County Courthouse, people will be rallying in support of the people in Ukraine! Please come and let your voice be heard!

4) Thank you to businesses, groups, and individuals that have already donated to the Uzhhorod Refugee Fund!

  • Grassroots Books and Music contributed net proceeds from March 16th book sales.
  • New Morning Bakery donated 20% of the sales of all hamantaschen during March.
  • Girl Scout Troop 20059 designed stickers of hope and encouragement to decorate cookies to be sent to Ukrainian children. The shipping costs were covered by a local company. You can learn more about this project here.

  • The Corvallis Band Loose Flagstone played Celtic music on May 13 at Old World Deli that benefited the Uzhhorod Refugee Fund.  Musicians in Loose Flagstone include Leslie Glassmire (flute), Jennifer Parke (fiddle), Tracy Daugherty (bodhran), and Marjorie Sandor (guitar).

  • Gnomenuts Hot Donuts  and owner, Tom Kobold offered free donuts at the Melon Shack, Corvallis, from April through the 2nd weekend in May.  All donations went to the Uzhhorod (Ukraine) Refugee Fund.

We couldn’t do this without our community’s support!