Every day Russia commits atrocities against the Ukrainian people. Your donation can help to lessen the blow by providing life-saving supplies.
For the last 2500 years, Ukrainians have worn vyshyvanki, national garments created with ethnic embroidery, as talismans of protection. Rooted in ancient pagan traditions, women have been weaving coded spells of good fortune for their loved ones into these garments. Thus Vyshyvanki became known as the people’s Spiritual Armor.
But today Ukraine needs a different kind of armor: body armor, medical supplies and other critical aid.
For this reason, Ukrainian American artist Inga Bard launched the Spiritual Armor campaign in order to raise funds for Razom, an American 501c3 that provides critical life saving aid to address the most urgent needs as they evolve.
The Spiritual Armor campaign offers the gorgeous pieces of hand embroidered art as gifts to donors. We have partnered with local Ukrainian artisans to create custom embroidery for this initiative.
By supporting this project, you not only help to provide critical relief in Ukraine, but you also help to support the traditional artisans currently living and working there. Additionally, hanging one in your home is an expression of support for Ukrainian sovereignty and helps to spread awareness.
Every dollar of aid to Ukraine matters. Every 7th person who donates $1-249 to the campaign will receive a Spiritual Armor wall art piece.
Small (8 x 8 inch) Spiritual Armor wall art.
Medium (10 x 10 inch) Spiritual Armor wall art.
Large (12 x 14 inch+) Spiritual Armor wall art or select paintings by Inga Bard.
All donations raise funds directly for Needed.in.UA our non-profit partner. They have the infrastructure to deliver aid directly into the hands of the people in Ukraine.
Needed In Ukraine is a small non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Ukraine during the war and providing immediate help where it’s most needed. Their approach is to make it very clear how every dollar is spent and who received the help.Learn more about NeededinUA
This campaign was inspired by Inga Bard's personal experience. She recently sent a piece of body armor for her pen pal in the South of Ukraine, about a week later, she received a Thank You email. Her pen pal had lent this body armor to a friend because there is so little to go around. That same day, his friend got caught in a missile strike, but survived because of the vest. Bard and her family knew that they had to do more.
Huge thank you to Andriy & Oksana Loyev, Joshua Goldbard, Janey Julian, the Razom team, and all the donors who have made this campaign possible.
Razom means "together" in Ukrainian. We can only win this atrocious war together. Thank you all for your support.