Video project: What does Soyuzivka mean to you?

October 27, 2020

Some call it Soyuzivka, some call it The Q. I call it home.  

It’s been a little over six months since Covid-19 paused our world as we know it. 

As COVID-19 continues to spread, the future has never felt so unpredictable.  For nonprofits and businesses everywhere, plans for sustainability have been replaced by strategies for survivability. These are challenging times for us all. Our beloved Soyuzivka Heritage Center has faced many such challenges—but never as severe as the one this pandemic has created… 

Never in a million years did I think we would have a Q-less summer. The absence of Soyuzivka these past few months has left a feeling of emptiness inside all of us. This stretch of summer without The Q really me thinking about perspective and how we should never take a place like this for granted. 

To my Soyuzivka family, I come to you asking the question: What does Soyuzivka mean to you? 

With your help I would love to put together a video montage reflecting on what Soyuzivka means to YOU. How were you introduced to The Q? What was your first memory of The Q? What is your favorite memory of Suzy-Q? Etc… 

What do we need from you?  

  • 30-60 second clip of you answering the question “What does Soyuzivka mean to you?”
  • Once recorded, please upload through and send your video to [email protected] 
  • Please attach your name and email address in the “message” box.  
  • Have fun with it! If you’re a Plastyn feel free to wear your Odno Stri. If you’re a dancer toss on your costumes! Etc… 

I look forward to working on this project and hearing all your memories.  
-Andrij Lazirko 

2021 Fundraising

We hope that you and your loved ones are keeping safe and healthy. The pandemic has impacted all of our lives in meaningful ways, and we wanted you to know that it has also affected Soyuzivka.

Soyuzivka is an iconic location that has, for generations, allowed Ukrainians everywhere to come together and celebrate Ukrainian history and culture. Since March 2020, however, Soyuzivka has been left without its usual sources of income from its camps, festivals and other in-person events. At the same time, the expense of running Soyuzivka has continued. The financial impact of the pandemic has been considerable.

In order to raise funds for the continued operation of Soyuzivka, we are kicking off our most ambitious fundraising plan yet, and we need your support! We invite you to participate in our fundraiser to “Rekindle the Magic of Soyuzivka.” Please join us with a financial contribution to ensure Soyuzivka is able to provide the same Ukrainian cultural events and community for generations to come. Any donation is tax-deductible and will help make a substantial impact.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of and contribution to our beloved Soyuzivka, which means so much to us.