“ATO” Thanksgiving Fundraiser at CYM Chicago


During the 2014 Thanksgiving holiday Chicago CYM Druzhynnyky and Automaidan Chicago hosted a fundraiser to support Ukraine’s military. The event featured Ukrainian music, food and games, all of which were greatly enjoyed the 300+ people in attendance. The event began with a moment of silence for the fallen heroes of Ukraine’s battle against the Russian aggressor and was followed with entertainment from DJs Taras Dembereckyj, Mike Kalynyuk and Goshva. The crowd danced into the night with the DJ’s uplifting and patriotic music while enjoying Ukrainian food and drinks.

The event was a great success, with over $4500 going to collect much needed supplies for the Ukrainian army. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this event and made it a success and to everyone that attended and contributed towards helping the brave Ukrainian men and women in their fight against Russian Aggression. Thank you to our food sponsors: Ideal Pastry, Old Lviv, and Ann’s Bakery which provided us with the delicious sandwiches and desserts. This event also could not have been a success without our media sponsors: Ukrainian Independent Radio, Ukie Drive Radio and Ukrainian-American Newspaper “Chas i Podii”. All of us played a very important role in making this event a big success which brought in donated goods and money for buying supplies and goods for the Ukrainian Army, National Guard and the volunteer battalions.

For photos of what was collected please visit https://www.facebook.com/chicagoautomaidan

~Druh Dan Diaczun