help us help
Every year, our volunteers organize numerous fundraisers across Canada and Ukraine to help cover operating costs. From rock concerts to political roundtable discussions, elegant evening soirées to walkathons, our fundraisers aim to involve all members of our community and contribute to the community’s ongoing development while raising funds. We have a strong network of supporters in Canada in Ukraine and enjoy the presence of prominent members of the Canadian and Ukrainian political elites, artistic communities, and thought leaders at our fundraisers.
Myth: What Has Wassyl Slipak Died For
In February-March 2018, Help Us Help was pleased to present the Canada-wide tour of the movie documentary "Myth: What Has Wassyl Slipak Died For" by directors Leonid Kanter and Ivan Yasniy.
Ruslana and the Walkathon team organized a walkathon from Kyiv to Vorokhta, stopping in over 40 locations, covering over 650km to raise awareness about the orphans in Ukraine. To all the friends, Scholarship Students and sponsors – all like-minded people who believe in our project and understand the positive impact it has on the quality of life of orphan children in Ukraine – thank you for your support!
Weekend for Ukraine I
At a time of great need for Ukraine, Help Us Help organized a new type of fundraiser designed to raise funds and awareness for the war in Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis developing as a result. By organizing three separate events, we were able to have more than 1,500 people in one weekend, from all parts of the Canadian community, contribute and hear the all-important message: Ukraine needs our help. The weekend-long event included a rock concert headlined by Ukrainian rockstar Serhiy Fomenko (of Mandry) the Juno-nominated Lemon Bucket Orkestra, and Yana Bilyk; a political roundtable discussion with panelists Serhiy Fomenko, Professor Volodymyr Dubovyk, Vira Savchenko, Ukrainian Member of Parliament , and Professor Emeritus at the Ivey Business School at Western University Basil Kalymon.
Weekend for Ukraine II
Help Us Help’s flagship fundraising and awareness event was a massive success in our 2nd year! The weekend-long event included a rock concert headlined by Ukrainian rockstars Yuri Zhuravel (of the rockabilly band Ot Vinta) and Vadym Krasnooky (of Mad Heads), Balaklava Blues (Mark and Marichka Marczyk of the Juno-nominated Lemon Bucket Orkestra), and xxxxx; a political roundtable discussion with panelists Yuri Zhuravel, Vadym Krasnooky, Hennadiy Afansiev, Ivona Kostyna, and Andrii Veselovskyi; and a gala banquet with keynote addresses by Ivona Kostyna and Hennadiy Afansiev.
“The Ukrainians” Movie Tour
A gripping documentary about the war in Ukraine and the heroic defence of the Donetsk Airport, Help Us Help organized the Canadian premiere and cross-Canada tour of the film by Ukrainian filmmakers Leonid Kanter and Ivan Yasniy. The film was viewed by more than 1,500 people in 9 cities across Canada over a 3-week period in February 2016. The film tour was organized in partnership with “Path To Freedom”, an NGO founded by famous Ukrainian musician and activist Serhiy Fomenko. Monies raised were directed to fund Help Us Help’s ongoing PTSD rehab program and Path To Freedom’s goal of promoting Ukrainian culture globally.
In the week leading up to the Canada-Ukraine investment forum, Help Us Help in partnership with the Export Promotion Agency of Ukraine held a showcase of the hottest Ukrainian fashion designers.
An Evening with Taras Chubay
A true legend of the Ukrainian rock music scene, Taras Chubay played an intimate, sold-out acoustic show at the Golden Lion Restaurant & Bar in Toronto. All proceeds went to fund Help Us Help’s ongoing PTSD rehab program.