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Sincerely extends Warm Wishes
 for a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year
our members, donors and all people of good will.

 We invite you to join and work with us to fulfill UNWLA’s mission to preserve Ukrainian culture and traditions here in America and in Ukraine.

Marianna Zajac
President, UNWLA

War devastates lives!
Help us rebuild Ukrainian lives!
Aid to Ukrainain Poster

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Aid to Ukrainian War Victims Fund

Make checks payable to:  UNWLA War Victims Fund
Mail to:
203 Second Ave, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003-5706

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The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) announces the launching of its humanitarian “Aid to Ukrainian War Victims Program” by funding the shipment costs of a container of the following medical equipment to Ukraine:  Anesthesia machine Ohmeda Excell 2105e (Serial # AMAY0155) with attached Ohmeda 7800 ventilator; HP monitor model M109413 (Serial # 3527184264); operating room table, Bovie Machine- electro cautery, Blanket heater, X ray table and 41 large boxes of surgical supplies procured by Dr. Gennadiy Fuzaylov of Doctors Collaborating to Help Children (DCtoHC)  and donated by Boston-area hospitals.   Simultaneously, the UNWLA dispersed almost $10,000 to help war victims in Poltava, Kolomiya and L’viv.  The UNWLA has also (through DCtoHC) purchased trauma supplies at the cost of $ 35,000.00 which will be sent within a week of this release to help wounded servicemen.  In addition, on the 17th of September 2014 $5,000 in financial aid was distributed to the wounded in Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk hospitals.


The UNWLA has a 90 year history as a reliable and trustworthy donor of humanitarian aid to Ukrainians wherever they may live. It is a tax-exempt 501©3 charitable organization, and as such, may not help with armaments, military supplies or support for military institutions.



It is intended that the humanitarian “Aid to Ukrainian War Victims Fund” will contribute to both the immediate and long-term needs of both the wounded warriors as well as civilians injured in the war for dignity, and who will need support to ensure they are able to live as rewarding and independent a life as possible.



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Make checks payable to “Aid to Ukrainian War Victims Fund”, and mail to:      UNWLA 
203 2nd Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY  10003-5706


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Every donation will be applied directly to the “UNWLA Ukrainian War Victims Fund”

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Marianna Zajac

Marianna Zajac
UNWLA President

“Committed, enthusiastic, passionate, articulate” were the adjectives which Dianna Derhak, JD, MBA, Consultant of DNA International Consultancy and Breakthrough Coach for Individuals and Teams, used to describe the members of the newly elected UNWLA National Board. As mentioned in the October issue, the annual UNWLA National Board meeting was held on September 19-21, 2014, at the UNA Estate at Soyuzivka in Kerhonkson, New York. Ms. Derhak was invited to lead Saturday’s group discussions, which aimed at focusing on the future mission of our organization and were meant to allow all Board members to freely express their views and visions. This group format, which was a completely new approach for the UNWLA, resulted in all of the above and more. We believe that these motivational, goal-oriented discussions helped us understand each other better and will enable us to work together, yet be effective independently.


Two UNWLA Members  Recognized for their Volunteer in Greater Detroit Area

Detroit Women Recognized

L-R: Macomb County Commissioner - Region 8, Kathy Vosburg, and Vera Andrushkiw

The 25th Annual Macomb County Volunteer Appreciation Program took place on June 19, 2014, at the Macomb County Administration Building in Mount Clemens, MI. The Macomb County Commissioners distribute awards every year during their Board’s regular meeting to dedicated individuals who have volunteered their time benefiting the county and its residents. The following statement appeared on their program booklet: “The impact of volunteers is great, and the value of their contributions toward the betterment of Macomb County is priceless…” .


WFUWO President, Irene Orysia Sushko, Named One of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence

Women of Influence, Inc., a leading organization dedicated to the advancement of women, has named Irene Orysia Sushko, C.M., President of the World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations (WFUWO), to its list of the Top 25 Women of Influence. This annual list acknowledges the most influential female executives who have reached the pinnacles of success and made significant impact in their respective fields and Canadian society over the past year.


For more information on Women of Influence, Inc., or a full list of this year’s Top 25 Women of Influence with biographical data, visit:

UNWLA is the Founder
The Ukrainian Museum in New York City

Ukrainian Museum

The Ukrainian Museum relies on its members and friends to support its exhibitions, programs, collections conservation, and operations. Learn more about how you can support the Museum.

On display now:

Taras Shevchenko: Poet, Artist, Icon (1814–1861) Bicentennial Exhibition Honors Ukraine's Greatest Cultural Figure
May 17 – December 15, 2014

 In Shevchenko's Land
 No Other Home: The Crimean Tatar Repatriates


Our Purpose

The purpose of UNWLA, Inc. is to unite women of Ukrainian descent and those affiliated with the Ukrainian community.

International Relations and Beginnings of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations Beyond the Borders of Ukraine

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UNWLA Supports Women's Studies with Endowment Read more about the UNWLA Endowment Fund Combating Violence Against Women in Ukraine

UNWLA Recent and Planned Projects:

“Ukraine orphan walks again after burns treated in Boston”-

Ihor Lakatosh and his guardian, Svitlana Konar, returned to Ukraine after a 5-month stay in Boston.

UNWLA Supports Women's Studies with Endowment

Read more about the UNWLA Endowment Fund
UNWLA Supports Women's Studies with Endowment
Read more about the UNWLA Endowment Fund

Euromaidan — Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity, 2015 Calendar
 Cost: $10.00

2015 Calendar

This 2015 wall calendar titled Euromaidan — Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity uses vibrant photography to chronicle the events of Euromaidan in winter 2013-2014. From the Preface: The revolution will be remembered for how it began, with hope. The pictures you will see in this calendar show what we already knew: that the people of Ukraine are resilient. Their tireless striving for a better life and social change can be seen in their faces, in the placards they hold, in their work together. We can see the dignified motivations and optimism of those who first gathered on the Maidan. Because of them, the world will know the difference between revolution and war. The calendar includes major U.S. and Ukrainian holidays, in the Julian and contemporary calendars, plus lunar cycles. All proceeds support Ukrainian scholarships.




The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Branch #85 in Chicago invites you to register your Ukrainian speaking preschool aged children ages 3 to 5 years old for “Sadok Vyshnevyj” Playgroup (“sadochok”) located at 5000 North Cumberland Avenue in Chicago (next to St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Catholic Church).  UNWLA Chicago has sponsored the non-profit “Sadok Vyshnevyj” Playgroup (“sadochok”) for more than 50 years!


Field of Wheat
Memorial to the Victims of Holodomor

Interview with the architect Larysa Kurylas

UNWLA XXX Convention


Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, Inc., is a non profit, tax exempt organization under IRS Code Section 501 ( c ) 3 and your contributions are tax deductible within the limits of IRS law.
UNWLA is a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) organization. UNWLA’s CFC
 number is 10325.
CFC Approved Charity