Ukrainians all around the world celebrate Vyshyvanka today!

May 15, 2022

З днем Вишиванки, Кароліно! З днем Вишиванки, Україно!

Ukrainians all around the world celebrate Vyshyvanka today, the Ukrainian embroidered shirt, that symbolizes spiritual wealth, wisdom and a unique intricate connection between the generations. Some call it "Ukrainian DNA!" We proudly wear vyshyvankas today, just like our ancestors wore theirs, to promote our millennia-long Ukrainian culture, as we advocate for more support for Ukraine in her fight for freedom!

Here in the Carolinas, we are incredibly fortunate to have our own Natalya Thomasian display her beautiful vyshyvanka collection at our 2022 Vyshyvanka Festival! Natalya - thank you for preserving and exhibiting Ukrainian heritage and creating such a beautiful show! Huge thanks to all of our beautiful Ukrainian models for wearing these vyshyvanka treasures with pride and joy!

Photo credit to our own very talented Oleksandra Polii


You've got questions and we have the answers

Who are Ukrainians in the Carolinas?

We are a network of volunteers throughout the Carolinas dedicated to assisting the people of Ukraine and promoting Ukrainian culture in the Carolinas. Our network has been operational in the Triangle for the last 8 years, ever since Russia invaded Ukraine. We have been collecting and shipping medical supplies to Ukraine, helping refugees, wounded warriors, families of perished Ukrainian heroes and orphans. We have hosted numerous cultural events and advocated for assistance to Ukraine. Since February 24, 2022, when Russia started its new phase of war in Ukraine, we have become an even stronger and larger group and welcome your support. We have media coverage, politicians’ attention, but most importantly - everybody’s willingness to help Ukraine’s brave military and citizens. We already shipped several containers of medical supplies, so generously donated to us by local supporters of Ukraine and of freedom. We also provided localized support to various cities throughout Ukraine where there was a great need for food and medical supplies.

What is your status? Are you an officially recognized charitable organization?

We are a NC charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 88-2029754

Where can I send my monetary donation?

You can write a check to Ukrainians in the Carolinas or PayPal or Zelle your donation to

Can I donate clothing or other goods?

At the moment, the border is overwhelmed with various humanitarian supplies from European nations, so we are focusing our efforts on securing and shipping medical supplies only.

What else can I do to help in supporting Ukraine against the Russian invasion?

Spread the word! Contact your elected representatives and ask them to provide air defense systems to Ukraine, expedite legislation to allow Ukrainian refugees into US, and secure humanitarian corridors into sieged Ukrainian cities.

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