Buy One, Give One With kudd.ly & ChildAid
Kudd.ly is uniting with ChildAid to support and bring comfort to the people of Ukraine. For every order placed via our Hoodie Blankets and Weighted Blankets Mix & Match page, we’ll be donating one of our cosy blankets to a person in need.
Who are ChildAid?
ChildAid are a humanitarian charity who work in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, providing rehabilitation care, educational support, emergency family aid as well as fun and play to children and families in crisis.
“Since 1973, ChildAid has worked exclusively in Eastern European countries and today we seek to bring hope and create opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and their families.” – Martin Wilcox, ChildAid’s Director.
How your blanket donation will help
The Russia-Ukraine war has left many families without access to their basic needs, with comfort falling under this. Due to Russian shelling, many families have lost their homes and have had to seek shelter in unsuitable conditions such as cold basements. Your blanket donation will bring warmth, comfort and emotional support to a family and help protect them against harsh weather.
How does it work?
- Place any order on our kudd.ly x ChildAid Mix & Match page.
- We’ll ship your order to you and ship one blanket to Ukraine via ChildAid.
- Order as many times as you’d like to show your support.
How are ChildAid supporting vulnerable children and families in Ukraine?
ChildAid work with 3 key partners in Ukraine, including:
Children’s Hearts, Kamianske
From the House of Light centre, ChildAid helps to provide a range of educational, material and spiritual services and activities to support children and families. They offer support and physio for disabled children, life education and temporary accommodation for older orphans, summer camps, programmes for refugees, as well as baby care for the abandoned.
Little Lighthouse, Makariv
This rehabilitation centre provides free-to-access physio, massage, speech therapy and psychological counselling for between 300-400 children a year. It also acts as a key community centre as well as a bomb shelter for all local residents.
The area was previously under Russian occupation and all of the families that ChildAid cared for were able to be evacuated. After a short period of carrying out repairs at the centre, it reopened and they were able to fully staff 3 specialists.
ChildAid own 2 hectares of land just outside Makariv and have plans and permission to build a bespoke state-of-the-art children’s rehabilitation community centre.
New Beginnings, Mukachevo
This Family Foster Home and Technical School dormitory for young social orphans provides emotional and educational support including lessons in independent living. They support up to 30 people at any one time, and offer regular contact with those who have “graduated” over the 16+ years of operation.
ChildAid’s War Support
Since the Russia-Ukraine war began, ChildAid have connected with a number of volunteer groups in Odessa, Lviv and Kyiv. They have long-term relations with a volunteer group in Kharkiv, providing financial support to help families with disabled children as well as the elderly.
ChildAid also support a Mother & Child centre in Uzzhorrod who care for many internally displaced people (IDPs).They additionally support a number of rotary-led projects, including:
Refugee support in Chisinau, Moldova
Provision of emergency shelters for outgoing and returning refugees
Equipping two classrooms in a school in Bucha which was substantially damaged
Sending a 42ft lorry of hospital and mobility equipment to Kyiv’s children’s hospital
ChildAid have started a programme with the aim of teaching their partners aspects of trauma therapy care, starting with the benefits of play therapy.