The courage and determination of a people inspired me to give.
I have supported Universal Aid for Children Ukraine (http://www.uacukrainerelief.org/) for some years. In the 1970s I studied Ukraine agriculture at the University of Louisville and became interested in the country and the people, during the time of the Soviet Union. I have followed the history of the country over the years and in admiration of its people, I was overjoyed by its liberation from the Soviet grip and later by the Orange Revolution, and in more recent years by the Maidan demonstrations. This is a people who in spirit are so like my own people. So, when I discovered on the internet the desperate plight of orphanages in Ukraine, particularly in Odessa, I realized that I had to so something to help. The future of Ukraine is in its youth of today. Many strong, honorable adults are fighting corruption in their leadership even now and striving to take the country where it should be, but the children of today will have to lead tomorrow. So, these orphans who are being helped by UAC Ukraine will play an important part in that leadership. There are many success stories emanating from this organization, showing how truly effective it is in inspiring and redirecting these young people into successful, productive lives. I happily give every dollar I donate in the knowledge that there is no better place to put my help.
Review from #MyGivingStory
I have known Clara Pascal for years, and for almost 20 years she has been involved with UAC. I know she works tirelessly all year long to make every event, Holiday, graduation, and birthday special for these children. Not to mention the shear enormity of over seeing all of the orphanages living 1,000's of miles away! I admire her and what she has done in Ukraine. The world should have more people like Clara Pascal