About Us

Who we are?

Charlotte for Ukraine is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers in Charlotte, NC. This organization was created to spread awareness about the war in Ukraine and to serve Ukrainian refugees coming to the Carolinas. We take a lot of pride in partnering with nonprofit organizations such as Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency, Refugee Support Services, CMS school system, St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Wedgewood Community Church, Light of Christ Church, Providence United Methodist Church, Blumenthal Performance Arts Center, YMCA, and other community partners to provide Ukrainian refugees with crucial information and resources.

What we do?

Charlotte For Ukraine hosts regular rallies in uptown Charlotte to raise awareness among US citizens and attract attention to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Charlotte for Ukraine also sponsors people in crisis who currently live in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees coming to Charlotte, NC.

In Ukraine, our organization sponsors projects like:

  • Food delivery to the older population in Ukraine who cannot leave the apartments
  • Animal shelters (food) in Ukraine
  • Buying a variety of items for orphanages in western Ukraine, which have just accepted hundreds of orphans from East Ukraine due to its daily bombardment
  • Providing immediate monetary assistance to people in Ukraine in crisis
  • Medical supplies for people in Ukraine
  • Heat devices for civilians in Ukraine;
  • In Charlotte we are:
  •  Developing workshops and educational sessions for Ukrainian refugees in Charlotte, NC
  • Creating an outreach programs to educate the local community about the needs of the Ukrainian refugees in Charlotte, NC.

Our Team

Executive Director:

  • Olha Hoy

Board of Directors:

  • Mariya Ratushnaya – treasurer
  • Marina Alexandra – artistic director/public relations/fundraising
  • Irina Hamrick – administrative director

Advising committee:

  • Irina Rizvanova
  • Tatiana Chumachenko
  • Elena Hakola
  • Boris Hurgin
  • Svitlana Shumate
  • Julia Mikhachova
  • Alena Romanenko

Refugee communication liaison:

  • Julia Mikhachova

Website development and maintenance:

  • Oleksii Rozhko