As we continue to edit Trek to Bucha in anticipation of its September 11th premiere at Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church in Jamaica Plain, we are very pleased to announce that we will be allocating half the proceeds from our Boston premiere to Ukraine Forward — an initiative of Ukraine American Education Center of Boston, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that raises money to ship medical and other supplies to Ukraine. 50% of all proceeds from the premiere screening on September 11th will be shared with Ukraine Forward.
As the war continues, needs in Ukraine continue unabated.
Ukraine Forward is in direct contact with doctors and volunteers in Ukraine and receives letters of request from:
Their challenges and needs include:
Ukraine Forward has received lots of press coverage from WBUR, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and others.
For more about the organization and its efforts check out their deck by clicking here. You can also check out their website at UkraineForward.org.
Ukraine Forward as seen in Trek to Bucha.
Before we became aware of Ukraine Forward we were showcasing them in the film via Father Yaroslav and his church. At the very beginning of the film’s trailer, we see him taking us into the parish house and the volunteers in action. https://vimeo.com/709512914.
Later on, we see where the supplies go – to the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv where we interview and see students distributing supplies from all over the world. Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv (theoeco.org
In the end, Trek to Bucha’s hoped-for impact is an ongoing awareness of the Ukrainian people’s plight for as long as Putin’s terroristic war continues – and beyond through the rebuilding period. In addition to awareness, we hope the film will help bring much-needed resources to the people and front lines. This is a long-term effort and our support for organizations like Ukraine Forward is just getting started. Therefore, we are sharing 50% of all Trek to Bucha proceeds with Ukrainian causes and organizations; a commitment we are making with our online fundraising tools which allow us to track - and report - every dollar.
So please, donate what you can. We promise every dollar will be put to good use. And please plan to join us on September 11th either in person or virtually. For more information click here.
Слава Україні! Glory to Ukraine!