How we are
A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal
Everything About us
Polafund – The Polish American Children’s Relief Fund For Ukraine was created in the first weeks of the Ukrainian-Russian War by American, Polish, and Ukrainian philanthropists that saw the desperate needs of Ukrainian IDPs and refugees pouring westward. The organization started by feeding refugees in the Krakow main train station to now providing aid as far as Kharkhiv. Polafund provides food, hygienic, and educational supplies as well psychological therapy for war-torn Ukrainians. Polafund functions through generous donors from around the globe.
Polafund is non profit organization, registered as a 501(c)3 Charity in the United States of America. Our main partner in Poland, with whom we have been working since the beginning of our activity, is the Autika Foundation.
Autika Foundation as a non profit organization has been working for over 10 years and serves adults and children from all over Poland. We are looking for people in need of help, willing to cooperate actively as well as with other entities whose goals are in line with our activities. We train and prepare volunteers and specialists to work with the disabled. We are active in projects in the field of rehabilitation, support for children and organization of training for parents, therapists and teachers. Although we specialize in helping children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, related disorders, and their families, in the face of such a huge humanitarian tragedy in Ukraine, together with the specialists constantly collaborating with the foundation, we decided to take humanitarian action to help the refugee children and mothers from Ukraine.
Polafund also cooperate with other organizations with which we create and implement aid programs- Humanosh Foundation (Poland), SVA (Japan), Vira (USA), Ilios Szęście Słońca Foundation (Poland), Dobri Sprawy (Ukraine).
What we do?
- Deliver medicine, food, hygiene items, and clothing
- Provide professional psychological help to children and their families suffering from war trauma
- Provide free and safe transportation and offer travel assistance within Poland and across Europe (visa requirements, Covid testing, booking tickets)
- Support with finding employment in Poland (resume writing, interview preparation, language classes)
- Help in finding safe accommodation short or long term
- Fundraising to rebuild and equip shelters/ orphanages