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DANCING TO STAND WITH UKRAINE
Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble
Invites You to Their Fundraising Event!
Hartke Theater, The Catholic University
3801 Harewood Road N.E, Washington, D.C. 20017
Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 4:30 pm
General Admission Ticket is $25
You are invited for a fundraising performance by the Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble (https://www.carpathiadc.org/) and supported by the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) at the Hartke Theater, The Catholic University (3801 Harewood Road N.E, Washington, D.C. 20017) on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 4:30 pm.
All proceeds will go to Daar Charitable Foundation, an organization that has operated as a US-based nonprofit entirely focused on Ukraine for over twenty years. Their team on the ground in Ukraine is distributing this aid across the country to various hospitals, clinics, volunteers group, and local Ukrainian NGOs, https://standwithukrainefund.org/
General admission is $25 per ticket, with discounted tickets for children 12 and under, students (with ID), seniors 65+, and those who have served in the military (with ID). There is also a number of free tickets set aside for Ukrainian refugees.
If you would like to make a separate tax-deductible donation to Daar Charitable Foundation, you can do so here: https://donorbox.org/carpathia-folk-dance-ensemble-fundraiser-for-ukraine-daar-foundation
On February 24, 2022, Russia began an unprovoked, full-scale invasion and genocidal war against its peaceful neighbor, Ukraine, which unfortunately has been ongoing to this day. It is already a year and a half, over 530 days, of ongoing suffering and horror for Ukrainians, who have been heroically defending themselves and the world.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) verified a total of 9,369 civilian deaths during Russia's invasion of Ukraine as of July 30, 2023. Furthermore, 16,646 people were reported to have been injured. It is important to note that the complete count of Ukrainian people murdered and injured by Russians is not known, as there are temporarily occupied regions of Ukraine where people have also been injured and killed.
These numbers are sadly increasing every day and include Ukrainian teachers, writers, dancers, artists, athletes, elderly, and children. Their lives are taken with no reason by brutal aggression.
In addition, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), more than 6.2 million refugees fled from Ukraine to other countries (as of July 2023). There are around 5.1 million internally displaced people in Ukraine (as of May 2023). Approximately 17.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2023.
Last year, together with partners we organized fundraising concerts and performed in other festivals, concerts, and events to help raise money for humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. Together with our partners we raised $75,000. This year, we want to continue our fundraising efforts, as the needs of Ukrainians are great. Our effort goes towards supporting people of Ukraine who continue their fight and suffer loses daily.
Dancing is also a form of resistance and activism—we dance to show the world that we care about our sisters and brothers in Ukraine and that we stand with them. There are several dancers in Carpathia who are from Ukraine, have Ukrainian roots, and/or who have family and friends in Ukraine.
Thank you for helping and supporting Ukraine! We look forward to performing for you in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., at the beautiful Hartke Theater located in The Catholic University of America.
NOTE: The Daar Charitable Foundation is a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), www.USUBC.org.