«Our original intent was just to give the refugee children something to do to distract them from the war and to keep their minds occupied, since they were constrained to cramped living quarters. At first, we weren’t even sure they would use the supplies. But to our surprise, painting soon became a nightly outlet for them.

We found that the things these kids were dealing with created a lot of "whys", but offered few answers.  This created great unspoken emotions in their hearts, and they readily expressed these emotions in art. Our project is designed to encourage the children to share these emotions, and in doing so, we say to them, "You are not alone. We are with you, the whole world is with you, and we all support you."

Another important component of this project highlights the resourcefulness of the Ukrainian people. The actions of every day citizens, both small and heroic, are changing the outcome of this war. With this in mind, we realized that we could empower these children to make a difference through their artistic expressions. Through fundraising efforts, our project aims to give children the opportunity to act as advocates and actors who can change the situation for the better and save someone's life».

Luther and Anastasiia Cifers


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The Cyphers Foundation received unique leaflets in one copy of each of our partners "We believe in victory!". From now, if you make a donation of $ 100 or more through our site http://cifersfoundation.org/to-donate, you will automatically receive a wonderful gift card by post-mail.

More about our partners. The project "Virymo u Peremogu!" ("We believe in Victory!") collects children's drawings about war and peace in Ukraine. These drawings are a projection of Ukrainian reality - the horrors of the war, but at the same time, they are full of hope for peace, kindness, love and support. Our main goal is to support Ukrainian fighters, those who went to defend our country, who had to leave their homes, family and friends. Our volunteers in Ukraine help to distribute the drawings in the hospitals and at the military checkpoints. We also want to help the children of Ukraine affected by the war by participating in the collection of funds for their treatment. We collect drawings from kids from all over the world, who want to express their support for Ukraine.

On June 28, on the Day of the Constitution of Ukraine, more than a thousand Ukrainians and foreigners in different parts of the world united in the performance of the song " Oh, there's a red viburnum in the meadow" - the famous song of the Ukrainian Sich riflemen, which has now become a real anthem of Ukraine's struggle against the Russian invaders for its freedom and independence. The central location of the event was the city of Lviv. Live broadcasts were carried out in 47 countries from 60 locations.

In Poland the song was sung in three cities: Warsaw, Wroclaw and Krakow. The participants of the presentation of the educational manual Book for Preschoolers, published for Ukrainian children abroad within the financial support of the Cifers Foundation, joined in setting a song record in Warsaw. The event took place in the Warsaw Public Library, where adults and children, mostly refugees from Ukraine, gathered.

The goal of setting the record was to raise funds for the "1000 Freedom Cars" project and draw attention to Ukraine of the world. "Oh, there's a red viburnum in the meadow" is not just a popular Ukrainian musical piece. Today it is the most famous song in the world, associated with the will, invincible spirit and great patriotism of the Ukrainian people, who are heroically resisting the Russian invaders. "Red viburnum" is sung by soldiers on the front lines and children in courtyards, artists at concerts and believers in churches. Even Pink Floyd released a cover with Andrii Khlyvniuk's vocals. The world supports Ukraine in various ways. And by participating in the setting of this song record, we demonstrate not only our support for Ukraine, but also show that we are united in our love for it, in our desire for a peaceful sky over the Ukrainian land, and in our desire to win over the enemy. And looking at the enthusiasm with which little Ukrainians sing this song, the belief that Ukraine will overcome any enemy and everything will be fine increases a hundredfold," shared her impressions of participating in the event, co-founder of the foundation Anastasia Cifers.

The initiator of setting the song record was the International Headquarters for Aid to Ukrainians, and the organizer was the Lviv Regional Military Administration with the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

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On August 28, precisely on the Day of the Constitution of Ukraine, the second presentation of the educational manual “Book for Preschoolers" took place in Poland. Book was published with the support of the Cifers charitable foundation, for children from Ukrainian refugee families. The event was help in the Central Warsaw Public Library. On this festive day, families from Ukraine who attended the event received more than 70 sets of the two-volume book for free.

As the guests of the presentation there were the advisor to the Embassy of Ukraine in Poland - Vitaliy Bily, the founders of the publishing house "Sammit-Book" - Ivan and Ihor Stepurins, a film producer, actress, author of books, the most famous Ukrainian in Poland - Veronika Olena Marchuk, radio journalist - Oksana Shchyrba, co-author of the book, Ukrainian writer - Yuliya Berezhko-Kaminska, and head of the NGO "Territory of Women" - Liliya Shevchenko. Anastasia Cifers, co-founder of the charitable family foundation, personally moderated the event.

We will remind you that the first presentation of the two-volume book for Ukrainian preschoolers took place on June 22 in Krakow. The book is recommended by the Institute of Modernization of the Content of Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine as a teaching aid for children aged 5-6 within the "New Ukrainian School" framework. According to Anastasia Cifers’ words, their family supported this project for Ukrainian children who were forced to leave their homes to study their native language abroad.

With the assistance of the Embassy of Ukraine in Poland, it is planned to hold presentations in other cities of Poland.

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Children from Ukraine, who fled the war with their relatives and found temporary shelter in Poland, received an Educational Book for Preschoolers in Ukrainian language as a gift from the Cifers Foundation and publishing house “Sammit-Book”. The presentation of the publication took place in Krakow on the eve of the Constitution Day of Ukraine on 22nd of June 2022.

The two-volume Book for Preschoolers" is recommended by the Institute for Modernization of Education Content of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine as a teaching aid for education of 5-6 year old children within the "New Ukrainian School" framework. The manual contains various interesting tasks for children, which help to prepare the child for school: they develop logic, spoken language, imagination, memory and thinking of preschoolers, as well as teach them writing and mathematics. The book was published specifically for distribution on the territory of European countries where refugees from Ukraine are temporarily staying.

 "We supported this project for Ukrainian children to get their first education in the Ukrainian language. That is, with the help of their mothers or older relatives, they could learn letters and numbers, develop speech, read Ukrainian poems and calculators, learn to think logically, paint and develop. In fact, when I first got acquainted with the manuscript of this book, I looked through all its chapters with great pleasure. I think that this is a very necessary book for Ukrainian children abroad. The books flew out instantly, there is a hunger for Ukrainian books here in Poland," said Anastasia Cifers, co-founder of Cifers Foundation, who was presenting the Book personally.

The Book was prepared by a team of authors of the Kyiv publishing house "Summit-Book": Olena Zavitaylo, Andriy Bodeychuk, Olena Khomchenko, Yuliya Berezhko-Kaminska, Svitlana Cherednychenko. The first print run of the book is more than 2,000 copies. Another edition will be printed soon according to demand.

The presentation of the Book for kids took place in the Krakov Public Library (Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna). Ukrainian children's writers Inesa Dolennyk, Valentina Voznaya and Mila Radchenko also took part in the event.

The books are distributed with the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Opolgraf, Embassy of Ukraine in Poland, “Women's Territory “NGO.

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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.






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The Cifers Foundation
PO BOX 654
Farmville, VA 23901



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