Dear OHDSI community,
If you are interested in participating in the completely voluntary purchase of gifts for Ukrainian children, please read the instructions below:
There is a presentation on the community call today, and here’s the summary on the Saint Nicholas Reindeers program and ways to participate.
If you’d like to see the letters (as PDFs) written by children and a translation from Ukrainian of the requested gifts, there’s a google document. (as of 29-Nov almost all of the kids have their “Wizard” but there are 300 - 600 new kids to be added)
If you’d like to learn more about the charity Ukrainian Frontiers that this program is affiliated with, you can find out more here: Mission and Purpose – ВО УКРАЇНСЬКІ РУБЕЖІ. The Facebook page for Saint Nicholas Reindeers is here and here’s information about the program (in Ukrainian - just google translate the page).
The simplest way to support these kids would be to have collect funds through my Paypal account and purchase gifts for the total sum we collect.
- My Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you don’t have Paypal, you can use Venmo: @Anna-Ostropolets
When sending the money please add a note “OHDSI Saint Nicolas Reindeers”
If you would prefer to select and purchase a gift directly, please reach out to me, so I assist in navigating the google docs and purchasing site, which is similar to Amazon.
The deadline is December 6th, to give time for the gifts to be distributed in time for Christmas.
In a community call in January we will provide a summary of the funds collected and the items that were purchased.