Children of Hope and Love
is a charitable foundation providing guidance and developmental support to children and families affected by the war in Ukraine.
Our current initiatives focus on
· Supporting children affected by war
· Financial, humanitarian, logistical and adaptation assistance to displaced families and refugees
· Delivery of humanitarian aid to areas affected by war
begins in the spring of 2015, when a group of volunteers from Kyiv and Milan organized a joint initiative directed at aiding afflicted families that, as a result of military operations, were forced to relocate from East Ukraine to the Kyiv area. Volunteers collected and delivered produce, clothes, medicine, and offered basic assistance to the refugee families.
The families of military personnel—those serving in the war zone in the east — also needed support. They were suffering from psychological and financial problems. Many of the children from these families lost one or both of their parents.
After several months of volunteer work, it became clear that humanitarian aid alone would not cover the needs of these families. What they needed were things like acceptance, solidarity, friendship, and hope for a better future. This was especially true for the children, who were often isolated, and living with anxiety. These children needed constant care, support, attentive guidance, as well as help with their education.
So as to find answers to these calls, the Children of Hope and Love Charitable Foundation was founded in April 2015. In the fall of 2016, the Children of Hope Center began operating at the St. Thomas Aquinas Higher Institute of Religious Sciences.