Dear Soyuzianky,

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2023! Христос народився!

In this post-holiday swirl, what brings you joy?

Here’s our list:

⛅ Witnessing the daylight last longer each day;

💓 Talking with friends and family;

🚶‍♀️Taking walks;

☕ Making yourself a hot drink and enjoying it in solitude while it’s hot;

🫧 Seeing your neat and tidy workplace every morning.

What’s on your joy list? When our heart is full, we can help others better. So let’s begin this year gently, nurturing what’s important and paying attention to what fuels you with the energy to help others.

If you are a new member, welcome! This weekly newsletter keeps you informed about the news and updates from the UNWLA.

Impact Report. From October to December, our aid reached even more remote corners of the Ukrainian northeast, southeast, and south – thanks to your donations and the relentless work of our partners on the ground. Click the link below to read a more detailed report about our current initiatives on the national level.

Read more: UNWLA Impact Report | October – December 2022

Our partner, AICM Ukraine, is reported as supporting a total of 172 hospitals and 750 primary health care centers in 97 different communities in six regions of Ukraine since February 24th, 2022. The continued aid consists of donations of medicines, medical equipment, and consumables. AICM also distributes non-medical items in response to the diverse needs the harsh winter conditions bring.

Read more: Donations Keep Ukraine Warm

As 2022 drew to a close, our Member-at-Large Olga Sobko spearheaded a successful event in New Hampshire. La Salette hosted the fundraiser event in conjunction with their Festival of Lights, and participants celebrated the traditions of Ukrainian Christmas while bringing together the NH community to collectively raise $10,500 for humanitarian aid.

Not only did people get to share in the traditions of Ukrainian Christmas, but also joined in caroling, The event turned out to be special since recent newcomers from Ukraine joined the festivities, celebrating Christmas away from home, and was highlighted by bandura music (Stephan Zaets, Teryn, and Alina Kuzma) and accordion music (played by Myrolsav and Lubomyr Kolomiyets).

Special thanks also go to several Dartmouth College students from Ukraine both in song and volunteering to serve food.

Watch in the news: Granite Staters raise funds for Ukrainian refugees at Christmas celebration

Eva Staszkiw was a devoted member of the UNWLA Branch in Miami, and a lifelong advocate for Ukraine and supporting those who pursue Ukrainian studies. As her final gift, she left a generous endowment to further Ukrainian studies. Eligible students are invited to prepare an application for the Eva Staszkiw Scholarship. This year, one (1) student will be awarded $3000 to support their educational expenses. Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2023 by 11:59 PM EST. Applicants will be notified of their status by June 30, 2023.


It’s been UNWLA’s long-standing tradition to collect and share embroidery designs. For many years, a monthly design appeared on the back page of the Our Life magazine. Most of these designs were published in separate collections, which you can explore and download for free now.

Read more: Embroidery Designs Collection

embroidery | UNWLA - Ukrainian National Womens League of America