“Embrace a ukrainian family”
The latent war in Ukraine as a result of the Russian invasion has caused a large-scale humanitarian catastrophe that has received an international response, worrying not only Europe, but the entire international community. In this way, States, individuals and organizations, including Helsinki Spain, have responded to the crisis in this country with the aim of helping families who have been forced to say goodbye to their places for an indefinite period of time, hoping to be able to return as soon as possible.
That is why Helsinki Spain has decided to launch the “Embrace a Ukrainian family” initiative. Although our idea is to help more than one family, right now we have welcomed the Kishka family, made up of a mother with two daughters, ages 14 and 18, and a grandmother. In this way and to comply with the initiative we propose:
- Monetary donations to pay for a rental home in the city of Madrid and supply what is necessary to be able to live in the country, thus covering the essential needs of the family. People are asked to donate what they can economically but guarantee to be able to pay that amount at once or in monthly installments to maintain the rent for about two years so that this family can get ahead. In other words, if you can donate €10 a month, you can do it for two years or pay €240 all at once. We seek responsibility and solidarity.
- In addition, a schooling plan will be launched so that girls can not only obtain a decent and quality education, but also learn the Spanish language that can facilitate their integration into Spanish society.
- Facilitate all legal and juridical procedures for the family so that their stay in Spain is legal and they can have access to all public services free of charge and without interruption.
- Food, basic necessities and clothing. In relation to this aspect, those people who would like to collaborate, we have created a WhatsApp group to be able to inform about what the family needs.
In this way, if you can help us financially, the reference account for admission is: Helsinki Spain Human Dimension: ES3521001650690200206165. What you donate will be sent a donation certificate to be able to deduct on your income tax return. The Association considers that each one will be free to contribute the amount they wish, being able to do so monthly over the two years that are covered within this campaign or donate a total amount directly.
It is important to note that for this initiative to be possible, the Team of the Helsinki Spain organization has a person born in Ukraine who speaks the language and who can support the family, facilitating communication with the other members of the Association.
In order for the family to feel safe, the rental contract will be in the name of the Helsinki Spain organization, which will make its actions public every month through the website. In this way, its transparency before the community will be guaranteed.
Thanks to the entire Team, the great network of contacts of Helsinki Spain both nationally and internationally, and the cooperation of the community, the Association seeks to contribute its grain of sand and show solidarity with Ukraine and its population.