Ways to Donate
Your contributions go toward co-housing situations for the women to live in communities of mutual support, healing from trauma and building resilience, while supported by community volunteers. Direct Sponsorship of a Ukrainian mother provides resources for her to come out of dangerous areas and into Poland and join a women's circle led by a birthworker.
You can choose to directly to sponsor a pregnant woman, share in her story, and support her with encouraging communication as she makes the journey. You can donate via PayPal – suggested donation* is $200 per mama, but any amount is welcome.
More than a charity, these birthing circles are designed to build cooperative and communication skills, as households share in childcare and cooking together and other tasks, navigate together the opportunities and challenges presented by living away from their homeland of Ukraine.
At this time, we are accepting donations via PayPal through Peace Roots Alliance, a 501 c3 nonprofit organization partner, with the donation button below. Checks made out and mailed to SBC, 111 Huckleberry Road, Summertown, TN, 38483.
Direct contributions can also be made to:
• Alena Vuiko is a birth doula, perinatal psychologist, postpartum doula and provides pregnancy, labor and parenting support in Ukranian language. Please use the Friend and Family option and this email on Paypal: Vuikoalena@gmail.com
Makatka Foundation, is a perinatal nonprofit founded by Marzena and Maria, coordinating onsite support for mothers in Poland. The foundation offers a variety of programs. They are expanding their outreach to support Ukrainian refugee mothers. They are collaborating with The Sunflower Birthing Circles birthworkers, Varvara of Katowice, and Asiya of Kraków to help Ukrainian mothers have safe, supported peaceful birth in home-like settings with nearby hospital as backups. Donations* can go to their PayPal, right from the link below or by direct transfers to their bank in Kraków.
* Your contributions through these links are gifts to the sisters doing the work. Please check with your accountant to determine if they are tax deductible for you.
• Varvara Budniok, home-birthing mother of three, birth doula and perinatal care specialist who speaks Polish, Russian and Ukrainian fluently, co-founder of the Sunflower Birthing Circles project and dedicating the creating options for peaceful birth, even in the face of violence. Please use the Friend and Family option and this email on Paypal: Vbudniok@gmail.com