Cineast4Ukraine Charity Project
The aim of our CinEast4Ukraine charity project was to raise funds that would be transferred to our partner association LUkraine asbl and used to help victims of the war. Our goal was to gather a sufficient amount to purchase an equipped ambulance and send it to Ukraine. It was possible to contribute in many ways: by buying a festival pass or attending the Ukrainian evening with Joryj Kłoc (1€ from each pass and 5€ from each concert ticket went to the charity project), directly in cinemas or by making a donation at cineast.eventive.org.
Thanks to all those who supported our project during and after the festival we achieved a great result: we managed to collect 16 500 EUR!
15 000 EUR were used to purchase an equipped ambulance vehicle and with the remaining 1 500 EUR (that included an additional donation of 500 EUR from the festival) we bought 31 warm sleeping bags. 100% of the collected funds were used to finance this help. The ambulance (with the sleeping bags) was sent to Ukraine as part of the convoy organised by LUkraine asbl on 21 December 2022.
We would like to thank all and everyone of you for your generosity and solidarity! Thanks to you some people in need in Ukraine will be transported quicker to a hospital and some others will be less cold during this winter. What we achieved was only possible by a strong collective action and we are very happy and proud that you responded to our call with such generosity and solidarity!
And finally, a HUGE thank you to our friends from LUkraine asbl: they found the ambulance and arranged for its transport to Ukraine together with other vehicles.
Our charity project is a meaningful contribution, but at the same time it’s a drop in the sea of needs, so if you can, we encourage you to contribute to LUkraine asbl's action Ukraine is calling and/or other actions bringing relief and hope to the Ukrainian people in these dark times.
See a thank you letter from LUkraine asbl here and a selection of photos below.