At Techstack, we always emphasize that even the smallest action can lead to a great result, and of course, this doesn’t only refer to software development.
As a company, we find it important to take care of the well-being of our teammates which of course comes in different forms. One of these is taking care of and helping others. We are extremely proud to work amongst teammates who are happy to get involved in this kind of initiatives, and always support such activities.
In the past month, we have had two more cases that have made us proud of the people we work with. One of them was a blood donation initiative, and another was financial and humanitarian aid for families in need.
“The Relay of Life”
In June, as a part of the well-being program, we set up the blood donation initiative, “The Relay of Life”, which was greatly supported by Techstakers in Ukraine and Poland. We found this activity very important, because one person donating blood can save up to 3 lives.
We provided all those willing with a guide on how to prepare for blood donation and where to find centers accepting it, and that was how the initiative started.
Our teammates have donated blood in centers in Ukraine and Poland, and gathered around 3.5 liters of blood for those who will need it.
“The Ray of Light”
The initiative helping children and families in need, “The Ray of Light,” was timed to the International Children's Day and came from Olena Prudyvus, our office manager. There are a lot of initiatives and charity organizations that help families and children in need, however it was important for us to not just transfer money and be done, but to actually spend this money on something these people need here and now.
That is why, when our teammate Olena Prudyvus told us about 23 families in need from Yosypovychi village, in the Lviv region, who she knows personally, the team quickly agreed on gathering aid for them.
In a little over 20 days, we gathered enough money to buy 5 boxes of hygienic supplies and 23 boxes of fruits, sweets, and children's toys for low-income families and personally brought all of it to them.
In addition to the financial aid, some teammates donated their clothes and helped sort out the clothes donated by volunteers, so we can definitely and proudly say that this was great team work.
It was not the first and most definitely not the last social initiative Techstakers will participate in this year. It is very important for us to help our country in all ways possible—donating to the Ukrainian army, organizing a humanitarian hub for those in need, helping people who were left with nothing, and donating to different foundations that help animals.
If you want to donate
If you would like to help those affected by the war in Ukraine, here are the links to multiple trusted organizations:
- United24, official fundraising platform of Ukraine, initiated by Volodymyr Zelenskyy
- Unbreakable Mom, a program created to stabilize the emotional state of women and children affected by war, specially developed by professionals in the field of psychotherapy and post-traumatic syndromes.
- Serhiy Prytula Foundation, the charitable foundation focused on helping the Ukrainian Defense Forces and civilians affected by Russian aggression. Currently focused in humanitarian and military directions.
- UAnimals, popularizing humane treatment of animals and protecting them from exploitation and abuse since 2016. With the start of the full scale war, all our efforts have been directed at rescuing animals from combat zones and temporarily-occupied territories.
So to sum this up, we would like to once again remind everyone: even the smallest action or donation can save someone’s life or make it easier. Let’s never forget about that.