The Rotary Club of Alliston has been a project partner with the Rotary Club of Rivne, Ukraine for over 10 years. When Russia invaded Ukraine we asked “How can we help?” In March of 2022 The Rotary Club of Alliston sent $15,000 to the Rotary Club of Rivne to support the humanitarian crisis created by the war.  
Rivne is situated midway between Kyiv, the capital city, and Lviv near the Polish border.  Rivne is on the route that people are using to flee the country and many refugees are passing through the community.  Our friends in Rivne have reported that the money donated is being used to provide medicine and clothing to people who are fleeing the war zone.  As part of a previous project 3d printers were purchased to produce teaching aid for visually impaired and blind child.  These have now been re-purposed to create much need medical equipment such tourniquet buckles and winders.
Our partners anticipate that more humanitarian aide will be needed.  You can assist our friends in the Ukraine by making a donation to the Rotary Club of Alliston. 
Here's how:
  1. We accept cash or a cheque donations. Make cheques out to the Rotary Club of Alliston.  Please mark as Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine.
  2. Drop the cheque off at the Grant Thornton Office  (formerly KD Wray office -  22 Paris Street, PO Box 51 Alliston ON Canada) in an envelope marked:  Rotary Club of Alliston Attn:  Bill Wray.
  3. The club will provide a charitable receipt for your donation when the regular 2022 club charitable tax receipts are issued later in the year.
We will accumulate any donations and then send another transfer to Ukraine. The deadline for donations is May 16, 2022.
Rotarians exploring Rivne, Ukraine on our first visit in 2017
The local theater in Rivne, Ukraine