On 13th of May, 2023 in Robert Moton Museum, there was held KIDS FOR PEACE: FARMVILLE UKRAINIAN DAY 2023.  The event was organized in partnership of Virginia Children's Book Festival, The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Robert Russa Moton Museum, sponsored by YakAttack and The Cifers Foundation. The volunteers were Ukrainians that live now in the Farmville community.

The goal of the event was to promote international unity for peace, tolerance, and support for Ukraine and its people, who are fighting hard against the Russian aggressor. The Ukrainian Day was aimed to provide educational, cultural, and inspirational activities for kids and youth, that will introduce Ukrainian culture, food, clothes, books, etc.

The exhibition of Ukrainian books in Ukrainian and English was collected and transferred from Ukraine by our partners – “Summit Book” Publishing House. Books for children about Ukraine were purchased with the support of the Cifers Foundation.

Fuqua School provided a lot of beautiful inspirational arts to support Ukraine, that were displayed at the Ukrainian Day.

Artworks that were created by kids during Ukrainian Day will be transferred to exhibitions in the Parliament of Ukraine with the support of Ukrainian “Dream” (“Mriy”) Foundation, also to Ukrainian families and defenders. A similar exhibition of artworks from Ukrainian kids was displayed in LCVA in 2022, and is currently displayed in the Dulles International Airport (Washington) from October 2022 till now.

“The war in Ukraine continues, and the world remembers it. The global risks to our children around the world are only growing, and it is our shared responsibility to maintain peace and hope for a better future for everybody. I sincerely thank the partners, as well as the amazing children from local schools who showed their support for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people through their beautiful drawings," – Anastasiia Cifers.



"The war in Ukraine became a great tragedy of the 21st century. It broke the lives of millions of Ukrainians, took away their health and loved ones, and destroyed families, homes, and plans for the future. We share the pain of the Ukrainian people, and in order to support Ukraine in a difficult time, in March 2022, we founded THE CIFERS FOUNDATION.Today we report on the first year of our work with deep gratitude to partners who supported our charitable initiatives. We sincerely thank everyone who wrote to us, trusted us, waited, understood, and did not lose hope. Thank you for your patience and warm feedback about our Foundation. We are sure that every good deed makes the day brighter and the world healthier. Therefore, we continue to help Ukraine with firm faith in the victory of Light, Good, and Love!" - Sincerely, Luther and Anastasia Cifers.


3 shelters for refugees were organized in Warsaw (Poland) and Farmville (Virginia, USA). The first shelters for Ukrainian migrants were organized in March 2022 in Warsaw. In October, the first shelter in Farmville, Virginia, received the refugees. Mothers with children, senior citizens, and even animals received temporary shelter and comprehensive assistance in shelters.

350 families received financial support from $100 to $5,000. During 2022, we provided financial support to Ukrainian families with children who lost their family members, homes, jobs, or were forced to relocate due to Russian hostilities and occupation. The program was implemented in cooperation with the "Dream" Foundation.

Almost 1,000 human stories of Ukrainian families have been collected by the foundation's volunteers. An information base of Ukrainian families in need of urgent assistance has been created. For the most part, these are large families from the East of Ukraine. To support the affected families, a program has been launched to find American families who take a Ukrainian family under their patronage for long-term care.

Personal correspondence from families:
"You are doing incredible things! You see, it's just a miracle!"
"Thank you for the hope!"
"Many were filled in, but you were the first to respond, and gave hope for help!"
"I received funds and an account. Sincere thanks to you and all good people involved in good deeds!"
"Thank you very much, I received the money. Very timely and unexpected before the New Year. You are doing a great job at this difficult time."

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia on the territory of Ukraine, 350 Ukrainian families have already received one-time personal financial assistance in the amount of 100 to 5000 dollars within the charity program of the Cifers Foundation.

This financial support was received by families with children who suffered from russian aggression: they lost their housing and means of livelihood, are in the occupied territory, or were forced to relocate. A significant part of these families lived in the territories of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kyiv, and other regions where hostilities are still being conducted.

Every day, the Foundation receives words of gratitude from program beneficiaries. Here are just a few of them:

"You are doing incredible things! We suppose, it's just a miracle!"

"Thank you for the hope!"

Ivan Yushchenko, a resident of the village of Kotsyubynske in the Kyiv region, became the MMA World Champion in the weight category of 77.1 kg among youth. The 2022 MMA World Mixed Martial Arts Championship was held in the capital of Serbia, Belgrade. More than half a thousand athletes from 63 countries of the world took part in the competition.

Ivan fought five battles and won all of them. In the final match, he defeated an athlete from Armenia - Spartak Mikailyan.

At the announcement of the result after the final match, Ivan came out wearing a T-shirt with the image of his friend and comrade, Ukrainian mixed martial arts champion Eduard Kostrytsy, who died near Bakhmut at war.

More than 250 Ukrainian families have already received financial assistance. Ukraine suffers from hundreds of rockets every day. Because of this, Ukrainian families with young children are often forced to stay in basements, without electricity, in the cold, without income, without medicine, and even without food. The purpose of this new "Adopt a Ukrainian Family" program is to connect families from the USA who wish to personally help a Ukrainian family with pressing financial needs. Using messaging apps and translation apps as needed, the families on both sides can communicate directly with each other, sharing their experiences and offering their love and support. This connection can be made regardless of whether or not the donation goes through The Cifers Foundation. We hope for your golden hearts. Please read the details in the presentation below.


The Cifers Foundation was founded by Cifers family to help Ukraine and its people, who are fighting hard against the Russian aggressor. We help with military protective equipment and other things needed to protect people and settlements. We also aid families affected by the fighting.






E-mail: info@cifersfoundation.org

Mailing address:

The Cifers Foundation
PO BOX 654
Farmville, VA 23901



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