New Dawn—Ukrainians helping Ukrainians

New Dawn was started by Julia an Ukrainian from Odesa following the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.  Her request for volunteers and a place to co-ordinate support for people impacted by the conflict was answered by locals. Initially based in School 35, in August 2022 they relocated to derelict premises which were made fit for purpose by volunteers. New Dawn received NGO status in June 2022 and this completed the transformation from a grass-roots volunteer movement to a more efficient and structured organisation.

At the heart of the work is distribution of 100 food aid packs a day to Internally Displace People (IDPs) in Odesa. Additional funding and volunteer capacity is used to deliver other aid (toys, bedding, candles, drinking water, etc) and outreach visits to 8000 people living in villages in the Kherson area east of Odesa. These villages receive no support from any other aid organisations and have no running water or electricity. They receive financial backing of two German groups, the Csilla von Boeselager Foundation and Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e V. These organisations fund the food packs.
RAWCS Project 58-2022-23
New Dawn—Rotary—Ukraine Crisis (ROAF)
Project Description:

To provide humanitarian aid through provision of heating, cooking, shelter, power supply (generators) and other essential supplies to Ukrainians in Odesa and regional villages. Working in association with Ukrainian not-for-profit charitable NGO "New Dawn" and Rotary District 2232 (Odesa)

Lead Rotary Club and District
Rotary Club of Northern Yorke Peninsula
Rotary District D9510
Project Manager:
DG Paul Thomas AM
0438 211 600 or

Tax Deductibility:
Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund (Managed by RAWCS) has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) registration and has been listed as a Charitable Fund so we can accept tax deductible donations from individuals or organisations. .