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The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Binghamton Branch 145 Christens New Chapter with Celebration at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall Binghamton, NY – January 28, 2024 – The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) Binghamton Branch 145 is proud to announce the christening celebration of its new chapter on February 9, 2024, at 7:00 PM. The event will take place at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, located at 230 Ukrainian Hill Road, Johnson City, NY.

Established in 1925, the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) is the longest-running and largest Ukrainian women’s organization in the US. Committed to its mission of promoting and developing educational and cultural efforts while providing humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians worldwide, the UNWLA is guided by principles of Christian ethics, religious tolerance, political non-partisanship, and universal respect for human rights.

The UNWLA unites women of Ukrainian descent and affiliation, fostering a strong sense
of community and shared purpose. Through educational and cultural initiatives, as well
as humanitarian aid projects, the organization aims to uplift and support Ukrainians
globally. President of Branch 145, Christina Charuk said “It is a joy to reestablish the
UNWLA sisterhood here in the Binghamton area. We are thrilled to carry on the legacy of
the former branch which was active decades ago. We christen this new branch in honor
of our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and friends with special tribute to former
President Maria Zobniw – a leader in the community who was killed April 3, 2009 in the
American Civic Association shooting”. Vice President Maria Junko-Charuk said “we
take great pride in our ‘think globally, act locally’ mentality. We temper support initiatives
in Ukraine with regional projects like CHOW food drives, donating turkeys for a local charity Thanksgiving dinner, and celebrating our heritage with a Ukrainian tree during the Roberson Museum “Home for the Holidays” Christmas tree exhibit”. The christening celebration of the Binghamton Branch 145 marks an important milestone in the organization’s history. It signifies a new chapter of dedication to the UNWLA’s mission within the Binghamton community and beyond.

For more information about the UNWLA Binghamton Branch 145 or upcoming events, please contact Christina Charuk at [email protected].

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