U.S. and Ukraine flags flying at the Village Hall in Cooperstown
women making pierogis in a church kitchen
Tamara Ogiyevych helps fold and prepare pierogi with dozens of other volunteers and church members at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Church in Utica. Photo: Alex Cooper for Sentinel

At the Community Foundation of Otsego County, our mission is to help build a community that provides healthy, prosperous, and enriching opportunities for all. Though our focus is on Otsego County and local needs, we are still connected to the world, and the invasion of Ukraine has had concerned residents and donors wondering where they can help.

CFOC has been in touch with regional nonprofits working on issues of possible resettlement in our area of as many as 5,000 Ukrainian refugees.  If you would like to contribute to the cost of this work, please click on our Donate button, go to the Gift Designation dropdown, and choose Ukraine Relief. 100% of your funds will be sent to those area nonprofits working on Ukrainian resettlement and designated for this purpose.

 CFOC has also heard from concerned Otsego County residents who are interested in housing Ukrainian refugees. We will share all the information we get on this as it develops, both on our website and social media. If you are interested in providing housing, please let us know.

 As always, the Community Foundation of Otsego County is available to respond to any and all questions regarding philanthropy. Do not hesitate to reach out, either via email – contact@cfotsego.org – or phone –  607-286-3750

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