Show Your Aroha for Ukraine

$1,500 of $15,000 goal
Given by 11 generous donors in around 6 months

Please donate to print and gift the Aroha for Ukraine book to Ukrainian children and families who have recently arrived into NZ.


Mahi for Ukraine is seeking donations to print and disseminate the Aroha for Ukraine book, which was created after a number of meaningful messages of encouragement, friendship and welcome were sent from children around New Zealand. Our aim is to gift the Aroha for Ukraine book to Ukrainian children and families who have recently arrived into New Zealand, as a result of the devastating war started by the Russian Federation against the peaceful people of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. You are very welcome to view and share the Aroha for Ukraine book, which is found by visiting the following page:

The team behind Mahi for Ukraine has continued to advocate relentlessly on immigration, sanctions, humanitarian aid and diplomatic relations to support Ukraine, and the Aroha for Ukraine project is one means by which New Zealand is showing its aroha for Ukraine.

We would love to take this opportunity to thank all the participants and volunteers behind the Aroha for Ukraine project. Notably, thank you to David Riley (author, Reading Warrior) for your amazing idea and initiative, and to the design team at MisterWolf for your mahi. Your time and effort assisting with the book is immensely appreciated!

Many thanks in advance for your donation and aroha,

Mahi for Ukraine team

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750 printed copies of the Aroha for Ukraine book to be disseminated to Ukrainian families who have recently arrived into New Zealand

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📚🇺🇦 Huge Milestone!  15 August 2023

Last Saturday was an unforgettable moment as we joyously presented the "Aroha for Ukraine" book to Ukrainian families who've recently found their new home in New Zealand! 🎉 This remarkable year-and-a-half-long journey culminated in a heartwarming milestone that goes far beyond just a book launch. It embodies the unbreakable human spirit and the remarkable impact of uniting for a noble cause. 💪🌏

The project's journey stands as a testament to the unwavering dedication of numerous volunteers who poured countless hours into making this vision a reality. 🙌 We had the privilege to express our deepest gratitude to these incredible individuals who played a pivotal role in this remarkable voyage.

We're deeply appreciative of the generous donations received via our Give A Little page, which financed both the project and last Saturday's momentous event. 🙏

May the spirit of Aroha for Ukraine inspire us all to cultivate empathy, nurture unity, and spread love in a world that thrives on compassion. ❤️

Because not all Ukrainian families could attend the event due to their settlement across Aotearoa, they can request that a copy of the Aroha for Ukraine book be mailed to them anywhere in the country, free of charge. Therefore, we've kept this page open to help cover postage costs.

For Ukrainian arrivals in NZ, request a copy of the book:

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Latest donations

Trudy on 12 Aug 2023
Kia Kaha Ukraine
Viktoriya Pashorina-Nichols

Thank you Trudy for your donation!! Much appreciated <3

Viktoriya Pashorina-Nichols
David on 05 Aug 2023
Good luck! You're doing fantastic work and I wish I could donate more.
Viktoriya Pashorina-Nichols

Thank you so much for your donation and kind words!! Much appreciated :)

Viktoriya Pashorina-Nichols
Private Donor
Private Donor on 11 May 2023
Viktoriya Pashorina-Nichols

Thank you for your support <3

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Brenda on 09 Apr 2023
Viktoriya Pashorina-Nichols

Thank you for your donation and for your aroha!

Viktoriya Pashorina-Nichols
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 17 Mar 2023
Viktoriya Pashorina-Nichols

Many thanks donor for your generous support of our fundraising efforts!

Viktoriya Pashorina-Nichols

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This campaign started on 13 Mar 2023 and ended on 17 Sep 2023.