Jedi lightsabers, chestnuts, fringes and a dragon: ETNODIM and UNITED24 have created embroidered shirts for our platform ambassadors. Win your own by donating from anywhere in the world.
To celebrate Vyshyvanka Day, ETNODIM and UNITED24 present a special project. Its goal is to raise funds for the restoration of a school in Buzova, Kyiv Oblast. You can win one of these vyshyvankas, just like ones that U24 ambassadors have, by making a $24 donation.
The shirts were based on designs originating from different regions of Ukraine, supplemented with elements related to each ambassador. The look of Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds' shirt, for example is typical of traditional rushnyk embroidery from Eastern Podillia. Usually, stylized animals, like horses, are embroidered — but this shirt features stylized dragons instead. A fringe was added to the shirt of country star, Brad Paisley; it was created based on the work of the outstanding Ukrainian artist, Oleksandr Sayenko. Andriy Shevchenko's vyshyvanka's design was based on traditional geometric embroidery of the Kyiv region, featuring chestnut leaves, so that it would always remind the football legend of his hometown. The ornament on Michel Hazanavicius' vyshyvanka is characteristic of Volyn, as the Oscar-winning director's grandmother was from Kovel. Scott Kelly's dark blue shirt with embroidered stars and celestial bodies will remind him of two important trips — to outer space, and to Ukraine. Katheryn Winnick's vyshyvanka features traditional elements from Halychyna, where the actress' grandparents are from. Liev Schreiber's shirt pays tribute to his Ukrainian ancestry from Odesa. To create Demna's vyshyvanka, a traditional Zhytomyr ornament was used, featuring a cross as a sign of respect for his native Georgia. Mark Hamill's vyshyvanka features geometric patterns with Jedi lightsabers, as a reference to the Star Wars franchise. An embroidery sample from the Honchar Museum in Chernihiv Oblast became the basis for Timothy Snyder's vyshyvanka: it was designed in the colors of the Ukrainian cover of Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. Barbra Streisand's traditional vyshyvanka is of the Ternopil region, where her family comes from. A crocodile, camel, mountains and jungles are all featured on Bear Grylls' shirt.
None of these vyshyvankas can be purchased. But you can win one by making a $24 donation. The fundraiser lasts from May 18 to June 1. The number of contributions from one participant is unlimited.
All funds raised will be directed via UNITED24 to the reconstruction of the Academic Lyceum in Buzova village, which was hit by russians 14 times via the Zhytomyr Highway with rockets, mines and direct tank fire. Only $200,000 out of $1,250,000 is left to be collected to help 452 children return to school on September 1st of this year.
No better birthday present than a donation for Ukraine! Happy birthday Eamonn!
Kristine M Mason | $31.37
For true freedom fighters! Never say die, say damn. #SlavaUkraini🇺🇦
Neil Forshaw | $31.49
Thank you for helping rid the world of tyranny. слава україні
Liz | $31.49
SLAVA UKRAINE! I am happy to donate. My students have done a few art projects in support of displaced Ukrainian students. We want to do more! If I can choose, I'd love the Vyshyvanka that Kathryn Winnick and/or the Mark Hamill are wearing. Or the Jedi signed poster :) Thank you President Zelinskiy for all you do.
Joanne Cameron | $31.37
victor von Beck | $31.37
Dave | $31.37
This is the way 🇺🇦 #NAFO
Julie Walker | $103.83
Todd | $31.37
The force will be with you. Always.
Tommy | $31.37
May the force be with you
Amir | $186.44
Casper Rockström | $31.49
Eirik | $103.83
nicholas | $103.83
Thanks for showing the world what bravery looks like.
Katherine Kyger | $31.49
Joel | $103.80
Chel Howgate | C$42.86
Jessica | C$207.10
D Walton | $21.01
Wish it could be more
Jessica | 41.70 €
Stay strong! We pray for peace and justice - we think about your situation and your courageous fight every day. May democracy win!
Sandor Daku | $31.37
Olha | $25.16
This is for every murdered, injured and tortured child. For every child who will never grow up to be scientist, teacher, doctor, football player or whatever that is they dreamed to become. But also for those children who still have a bright future ahead of them, hopefully without war and still can and will achieve their dreams. Lets rebuild that school.
I work in healthcare... This is for Dnipro and Kyiv hospital... Every single missile strike hurts, but those two i felt even deeper. Slava to your heroic doctors and nurses.
Maksym | $24
Canada supports Ukraine!
Cécile BATOU- TO VAN | $31.37
Another United24 follower wrote "All real heroes wear vyshyvankas", he is perfectly right! Sending all my love and support from France, Cécile [PS my favorite is Ivanna Sakhno's one]
Daryna | $207.10
Glory to Ukraine! 💛💙
Edward Harty | $26.33