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Hope Lebedyn supports a number of initiatives including the mission centre in the region of Sumy, Ukraine that reaches out to those in real need – both physically and spiritually. With your support we can continue to give aid and practical help to those that have been displaced, the vulnerable and to families that are struggling. We will bring Jesus’ message of hope to children, youth, orphans, those with disability, senior citizens and everyone we help. Your donation today will help where the need is greatest.

The War in Ukraine

We are in regular contact with the team in Lebedyn. The situation is changing rapidly and there are a number of urgent needs. You can read the latest updates in our news section. We are appealing for donations that will be used to help with some of the immediate needs of refugees, to assist those that cannot leave the area, and to equip the team to rebuild and expand the work in the community. 

Donations will be used to help with:
- church-led relief and redevelopment and to maintain the ministry based in Lebedyn
- church-led relief to Ukrainian refugees displaced from their homes

You can help right now, either with a one off gift or by making a monthly commitment using one of the following methods:

Donate via standing order or bank transfer

( Please check these details carefully as they have recently changed. Thank you. )

Sterling Account

Account Name: Hope Lebedyn
Sort code: 30-99-50
Account No. 50359268
IBAN: GB04 LOYD 3099 5050 3592 68

US Dollar Account

Account Name: Hope Lebedyn
Routing No. 026073150
Account No. 8313645844
Bank Address: 30 W. 26th Street, Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA

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Frequently asked questions

1. Where is Lebedyn?

Lebedyn is in the eastern oblast of Sumy which borders onto Russia. It is just 30 miles southwest of the city of Sumy and similarly north of Kharkiv.

2. What is the money needed for right now?

We are building and fundraising now, so we can act fast as soon as we can get aid sent out and rebuild the ministry within the region. We need the money to be able to respond immediately aiding relief to those displaced and living as refugees, without having to wait for money to come in. We want to move fast as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

3. Is the work of the Centre open to all?

The care shown for the people living in what was the poorest region of the Ukraine before the war is unprecedented. We try to reach the broken and fallen, those that live with disability, the homeless, the prisoners, the abandoned children, the sick, the elderly, the hungry, the forgotten and the loved. We show love and care rooted from our Christian faith to reach out in practical, physical and spiritual ways. A wholistic work that makes an impact and difference and gives purpose and hope.

4. How are you getting money to the Ukraine?

We send money regularly through established safe pathways. Normally this is not an issue but in the current circumstances it is more challenging. As such, we are working hard to both establish funds for when we can easily get money to people and identify new and emerging ways during a war to send money directly to our team.

5. Do you employ team and send UK nationals to work there?

The Centre is run by the local people of Ukraine. Most of the team have been recipients of the work achieved. We do not employ any foreign nationals to work and live in Lebedyn. The Mission Centre has its own separate legal entity in Ukraine to ensure it abides by local rules and regulations. It is owned by the people and run by the people.

6. How much money goes to the charity and how much is kept for admin?

Costs are kept to a minimum but we do have general administration costs to keep the charitable work going.  We are committed to keeping overheads for Hope Lebedyn extremely low.  Therefore, we aim to ensure that these costs do not exceed 10% of our annual turnover.

Our goal is always to fully support the work in Lebedyn or to help Ukrainian refugees and making every donation as effective as possible.

7. Why should we trust you?

We have been doing this for 23 years with full audited accounts. We have a proven track record and history of working with Hope Lebedyn and the community there over two generations.

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    Hope Lebedyn is part of the Essential Christian family
    Essential Christian, registered charity number 1126997, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, number 06667924.
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    Hope Lebedyn is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered charity number 1201618.
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    From 17th - 24th February we are holding a week of prayer as we remember the 2nd anniversary of the war in Ukraine.
    To help you pray, we've created a PDF guide that contains some daily prayer points. 

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