The Olena Zelenska Foundation has handed humanitarian aid to 10 foster families in the Odesa region, where almost 100 children reside. Three of them are home to families who were forced to flee the areas most affected since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
In particular, two weeks ago, families from the Kherson region moved to Odesa. Their whole life fit into a few bags they could take in one car. But, in addition to a new home, families needed new supplies and necessities.
The children received everything they needed through the Foundation – laptops and other gadgets, home appliances, hygiene products, bed linen, dishes and water tanks, as well as heaters, warm blankets, and sleeping bags to keep them warm this winter.
"Before our arrival, we talked to the children and their guardians to ensure exactly what they need here and now: new appliances or batteries, new furniture or generators, or both. We covered the needs that were the priority and urgent in each family," said the director of the Foundation, Nina Gorbachova.
In early November, the Foundation provided humanitarian aid to foster families in the Kyiv region. Supporting our children is one of the Foundation's priorities. We continue to work to ensure that kids, particularly in family-type orphanages, have everything they need and can continue their education.