From Finland With Love

Inna Rogatchi and The Rogatchi Foundation art charitable campaign in support of people of Kremenchug, Ukraine

In December 2022 – February 2023, Inna Rogatchi and The Rogatchi Foundation successfully carried on their next, 14th, art charitable campaign in support of the people in Ukraine, together with our very kind partners from Vihti city in Finland. 

Thanks to the interest and support of the Finnish people, Inna’s four original artworks donated by the artist in December 2023, were successfully sold at the special charitable event in Vihti in mid-January 2023. 

As a result, substantial help in food, medicine and hygiene items was both transported and distributed among the 150 people of the city of Kremenchug in Ukraine. 

The Rogatchi Foundation was very glad to receive a Letter of Gratitude from the recipient of the aid which was sent to us on February 12, 2023 from Kremenchug, on behalf of the humanitarian organisation partnering with Vihti organisers and the Mayor of Kremenchug city. 

We were especially touched by the style of the letter, dignified, polite, meaningful, and the authors’ extremely scrupulous financial report with regard to the aid received from the Art for Care The Rogatchi Foundation campaign for the people in Kremenchug. 

Some excerpts from this touching letter from Ukraine are below: 

 Thankful Greetings from Ukraine – Kremenchug, February 12, 2023.

We are very grateful to you for your financial support! Thanks to these funds, we were able to pay for travel and transport humanitarian aid.  Together with you, we help many people. Thank you!

Thanks to your help, we were able to bring products to people who really need them.

We help people in our city, also in Kharkiv, Kherson, Kramatorsk, and many other cities where the situation is dire. At the border, we pick up products brought to us by people. But to travel and transport them requires funds, and this is very expensive for us. Just to deliver aid requires a lot of money. Also, when we have some funds left from the shipping expenses,  we also buy products, such as bread. We also buy diapers for the elderly, medicines, and deliver them to homes.

Your support helped hundreds of people who were left without means of livelihood, without homes, without relatives. They come for help and receive not only food and hygiene, they receive hope and help. We are praying for you and are extremely grateful for your support. This week alone, about 150 people received help in our city. 

In the beginning of the war, we wrote appeals to many foundations. Many refused. We are supported by friends from Germany.

About 600 people receive food aid per month. There are many more. In addition, we provide assistance to young families. They receive diapers and baby food. We also distribute clothes. Since we are approached by people who managed to escape from the shelling, we provide blankets, bed linen, towels. In general, we do everything we can.

From the beginning of the war to the present day, we provide assistance to people. During this time, we have helped thousands of people. We have a thank you from the mayor of our city. There were many trips to the frontline cities and distribution of products there. Now we have a difficult situation in the country. Many people are left without work, people are surviving. That is why kind support is important for us.” 

 The Rogatchi Foundation is planning the further support of the people in Kremenchug, Poltava, Kramatorsk and Kherson in the ongoing cooperation with our colleagues in Vihti. 

Our  ongoing international art charitable campaigns , started in the day one of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, and is carried on in cooperation with humanitarian organisations in Finland and the USA, as well in partnerships with our colleagues in Hungary, Canada, and the UK have also provided support to the people in Dnipro, Krivy Rih, Zheltyje Vody, Zhytomyr and the other Ukrainian cities, paying special attention to the most vulnerable groups of civil population there: children, elderly ( house for elderly), sick ( hospice), young families, and to the supplies of badly needed generators, clothes and medicine in general. 

We are glad that our art and generosity of all those people in Finland,  the US, the UK, Canada, Austria and other countries allow us to continue our determined efforts to provide acutely needed humanitarian aid and relief to the people of Ukraine.