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Help an elderly Ukrainian in Kyiv have clothing, food, medicine this year.

Katie Fox, President, American Friends of "For Survival"
Washington, D.C., Monday, January 4, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 2010 has arrived and I am writing to ask you to sponsor an elderly Ukrainian in Kyiv this year through a donation to "For Survival." As many of you know, I have assisted in running a small charity for several years that helps poor elderly Ukrainians in Kyiv buy food, medicine and other necessities.

The "For Survival" charity is entirely volunteer run and has no overhead costs - every cent you donate goes directly to an elderly recipient.  We are a small organization with a lot of hands-on oversight, another guarantee that your donation will be well spent.

A donation of $240 or $20 per month will help one Ukrainian pensioner in Kyiv cover basic needs, - warm clothing, food, medicine, and hospital bills, throughout 2010.  Your donation is full tax deductible and is especially important this year. 

The global economic crisis has hit Ukraine with particular force. Prices on staples, including food, are soaring.  At the same time, with charities forced to cut back, the competition for donor dollars is fierce.

Our group, "For Survival," was founded by a group of Ukrainian elderly women with two goals in mind: to improve the lives of poor elderly and to help
active elderly to give back to society.  This year, in addition to distributing aid for generous supporters like you, the group sought and got a grant from the Lions' Club in Kyiv.

It has provided basic medical equipment, such as walkers, hearing aids and eyeglasses to Ukrainian elderly unable to afford them.  As part of "giving
back," "For Survival" members also visit orphanages as 'surrogate grandparents." They also used Lions' Club support to buy books, CDs and DVDs
to use during visit to children in these institutions.

A brochure with more information on "For Survival," including how we screen recipients and use-donated funds is attached to this e-mail.  For more
information please feel free to contact me at info@forsurvival.org or by cell phone 240-423-8845. Or, visit our web site at www.ForSurvival.org.

Please consider a donation today!  Your money will be well spent and deeply, deeply appreciated. To give safely on-line visit us at www.ForSurvival.org.
Or, checks may be made out to "For Survival" and sent to me [Katie Fox] at 5333 42nd St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20015.  American Friends of "For Survival" is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Thank you very, very much.

Katie Fox, President
American Friends of "For Survival."
Washington, D.C.
Go to: http://www.ForSurvival.org.

USUBC FOOTNOTE:  The American Friends of "For Survival" nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., is well-known to several members of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).  USUBC members have worked with and donated to American Friends of "For Survival" for several years.  Katie Fox is doing an outstanding job as president of American Friends of "For Survival." Your support will be most appreciated. Go to website: http://www.ForSurvival.org.

LINK: http://www.usubc.org/reports/For_Survival_Brochure_2010.pdf