Since the war in Ukraine began, fewer of our youth and families are in Zhytomyr. Many are now refugees. In Zhytomyr, our community is really feeling the impact of war. But after several months of reduced programming, we were finally able to invite some of our Stop the Cycle families to the Shelter for our first Stop the Cycle meeting of the summer. For these kids, our Shelter – including the equipment The Ball Project has provided – is a safe place to play and be together with their caring Last Bell family, even in the midst of war.

Ball Project is grateful for our partners in Ukraine & around the world working faithfully to build communities & help children play.