June 6, 2022 – The New York Jets have donated $100,000 to benefit the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA).
The donation is part of the organization’s $1 million commitment, to be split between various organizations, meant to help aid the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Previous donations of $100,000 were given to Plast Scouting (April) and Razom for Ukraine (May).
“The donation from the New York Jets comes at a time when the casualties in Ukraine continue to mount. These funds will provide much-needed humanitarian aid to many innocent victims,” said UNWLA President, Natalie Pawlenko.
The events in Ukraine are personal to the Johnson family and the New York Jets. Suzanne Johnson, the wife of Jets Chairman, Robert Wood Johnson, grew up in a Ukrainian neighborhood in New York and is from a family of immigrants. Her mother, Marie, was born to Ukrainian immigrant parents while her father, Stefan Ircha, is from Ternopil, a town outside of Kyiv, and immigrated to the United States after WWII.
About Jets Foundation
The New York Jets take great pride in a long-standing, year-round commitment to our community. Programs funded by the New York Jets Foundation look to positively influence the lives of young men and women in the tri-state area by supporting youth football and promoting social justice, particularly in disadvantaged communities. From launching football teams at urban high schools to unifying our community for change to fostering positive school environments, the New York Jets invest in programs that make a difference in the lives of others. In addition to our focus on youth development, the Jets support the efforts of the Lupus Research Alliance, numerous established charitable organizations and causes sponsored by the NFL.
About Ukrainian National Women’s League of America
Our mission is to promote and develop educational and cultural efforts and provide humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians worldwide. To donate to the UNWLA please visit http://unwla.org/donate/.