Recently, Caritas Ukraine earned support and cooperation of civic activists from British Columbia (Canada). They contributed to the cross-ocean implementation of Christmas Candle initiative by raising funds through distribution of Christmas candles to render assistance for socially vulnerable children in Ukraine.
For the last ten years this initiative has been operating in Ukraine. There are similar projects in Europe (the most popular ? 1 MillonStar, 1 MillionSterne, 10 Millions d’etoiles, Un million de stele). With blessings of Ken Nowakowski, Eminent Bishop of the Eparchy of New Westminster UGCC, this year Bohdana Koren-Lupynis, Co-Director of Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Heritage School in Vancouver, initiated charity initiative implementation in Canada. Fr. Yuriy Vyshnevskyy, Co-Director and Tutor of Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Heritage School, helped her with this.