Zeifmans proud to support SOS Children’s Villages’ Ukraine relief work
SOS Children’s Villages is proud to partner with Zeifmans, a full-service tax, accounting and business consulting firm, in support of children and families impacted by the devastating war in Ukraine.
To date, more than half of Ukraine’s 7.5 million children have fled their homes – now displaced in Ukraine or refugees in neighbouring countries. For those children who are trapped by the fighting or without the necessary resources to flee, they remain in increasingly dangerous situations as bombings, freezing temperatures, and lack of supplies continue to impact their safety.
As the need is great, Zeifmans and their employees stepped up to help SOS Children’s Villages provide safety, protection, and support to some of the most vulnerable children in Ukraine and for those who have fled.
During these unprecedented times, we are so grateful to the employees of Zeifmans who wanted to stand with Ukrainians and make a direct difference in the lives of those affected by the war. In response, Zeifmans launched an employee fundraising campaign to support the humanitarian relief for the people of Ukraine. Employee donations were quadrupled, matched four times by Zeifmans, to support the SOS Children’s Villages relief effort.
“Zeifmans is a leading example of the tangible difference businesses can make in helping to support vulnerable Ukrainian children and families. Zeifmans is serving as a lifeline to those in crisis and showing corporate leadership that will help a generation of children to heal and rebuild after so much loss,” says Danielle Porteous, SOS Children’s Villages Canada Director of Leadership Giving.
For the children and families caught up in the conflict, SOS Children Villages is scaling up its response to help with relocation assistance and safe shelter, health and food assistance, trauma care and mental health support, and child protection and family reunification.
Together with Zeifmans, we can expand our reach and support even more Ukrainian children in both the short- and long-term, helping those whose lives have been deeply changed.
SOS Children’s Villages has been active in Ukraine since 2003, helping vulnerable families who are at risk of breaking down and supporting foster families caring for children without parental care. In 2015, we established an emergency response program to assist families impacted by the fighting in eastern Ukraine and those displaced from their homes and communities because of conflict.
We will continue our work in Ukraine as long as it takes -- to save lives, reduce suffering, reunify and strengthen families, and maintain dignity among crisis-affected Ukrainians.