Wool for Ukraine

by Zywiec Development Foundation
Wool for Ukraine
Wool for Ukraine
Wool for Ukraine
Wool for Ukraine
Wool for Ukraine
Wool for Ukraine
Wool for Ukraine
Wool for Ukraine

Project Report | Oct 17, 2023
Autumn Report For the Wool Groups

By Simon Gill | A Project Leader for Wool for Ukraine

Thank you card from our KIds group in Kyiv
Thank you card from our KIds group in Kyiv

It now seems a long time since we started the Wool for Ukraine Programme in April 2022. In the days and months that have passed more than a tonne of wool was donated as well as a large number of needles, spindles, weaving frames from all over the World. Really! We have dedicated followers that have groups in the USA and across Europe and donations from as far away as New Zealand and Australia. We importantly support 4 groups in Ukraine, one of which is specifically for Children.

Many of the groups have become very well established and our group based in Zywiec has transformed so that now we provide professional training and support as the "Ladies" of the craft circle are turning into a social enterprise to provde an income for themselves and their families. 

Skills development has always been an important element of the project and your donated monies have become important to provide expertise to teach wool crafting skills and enable these Ukrainian refugees to start a new career. Some of our refugees that started knitting for therapeutical reasons are now on 12-18 month vocational training courses

SO MONEY IS STILL  NEEDED! We need it for special wools for projects.  We need it to provide transport costs of wool donations which we send to our 10 European Groups and to two USA based groups. We need monies to pay the customs duties on some of the wool and other materials donated to us. We need monies for the marketing of the wonderful things the groups make and we need monies to provide ongoing training and skills development.

We are now in a busy time in the run up to Winter/Christmas markets  where much of the effort of the groups will be turned intp additonal funds and some of the groups are urgently producing winter wear for the winter in Ukraine to be given away.  Your support has been very appreciated and we hope that you can find ways to keep supporting us over this next winter period.

Wool For Ukraine. Bay Area, California!
Wool For Ukraine. Bay Area, California!
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Kids therapy group in Bonn, Germany
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Zywiec Development Foundation

Location: Zywiec, Silesia - Poland
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @zyrafa3
Project Leader:
Anna Janczyk
Zywiec , Silesia Poland
$2,311 raised of $15,000 goal
24 donations
$12,689 to go
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