Goals for Ukraine, through the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, encourages your financial generosity to support humanitarian efforts due to the war in eastern Ukraine. Such assistance will include food, water, clothing, housing, and medical aid for those people impacted by the war.
In August 2014, Alex Ovechkin, a member of the NHL’s Washington Capitals hockey team and one of the most popular sports stars worldwide, promoted a Russian social media campaign that has been used to support Russian military intervention into Ukraine’s internal affairs.
In response, Goals for Ukraine was created so that hockey and sports fans throughout the world can demonstrate their support for Ukraine's democracy, freedom and self-determination.Now, join us!
Pledge a donation to the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation for each goal that Ovechkin scores in the upcoming NHL season (October 9 - April 11). U.S. donations are tax-deductible as provided by law.
In recent years, Ovechkin has been the NHL’s leading goal scorer, and we anticipate that he will score about 50 goals this season, or about 2 goals per week. So, a pledge of $10 per goal would probably be about $20 per week ($80 per month) during the 26-week season.
We will post updated totals each Sunday on Twitter and Facebook, so you can follow up with a donation (click on the ‘Donate’ button). At this time, we don’t have the capability to accept automatic donations for amounts that would change weekly.
If you would like to make a single donation instead, or a monthly recurring donation of your own choosing, please click on the ‘Donate’ button. NOTE: When completing your donation information, you will arrive at the "Review Your Donation" page. On that page, please remember to add the word "GOALS" in the "Enter the Name of the Program" area. Questions? Contact the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your generosity is needed! The effects of the war are staggering: Over 1 million people have been displaced, according to the UN (click here to read), and approximately 3,500 people have died with thousands more injured.
Goals for Ukraine is a movement for hockey and sports fans worldwide to aid Ukrainian relief efforts while demonstrating support for Ukraine's democracy, freedom and self-determination. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nongovernmental organization established in 1991 to support democracy, a free market, and human rights for Ukraine in order to build peace and prosperity and to strengthen U.S.-Ukraine relations.
The Foundation has directed over $900,000 in support of Ukraine for education, training, and humanitarian efforts during the past five years alone. In August and September 2014, $100,000 in humanitarian aid has been sent to Ukraine.
Remember, U.S. donations are tax-deductible as provided by law.
Thank you for supporting Ukrainian relief efforts!
Disclaimer: Goals for Ukraine, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, and related organizations are not associated with or endorsed by Alex Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals, the National Hockey League, or its properties.