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What kind of children do you help?

The Foundation helps citizens of Ukraine under the age of 18 who have oncological, hematological, and some other life-threatening diseases. In some cases, as defined by the Foundations rules, people over 18 can receive help.

How to apply for Foundation's assistance?

To request assistance, you need to fill out and submit an online form on our website. After that, our Сoordinator will contact you within 5 business days. Please note that you should leave the child’s parents’ or legal guardians’ contact details because we will contact them directly.

The child is diagnosed with X (non-oncological) disease

You can apply for help to other charitable foundations if the child’s diagnosis does not coincide with Tabletochki Foundation impact areas. You can find the list of other non-profit organizations’ contact information here or on dobro.ua (Ukrainian Philanthropic Marketplace) website (see ‘Operators of help’ section).

Where can an adult patient with cancer apply for assistance?

Unfortunately, there are almost no foundations providing support to adult cancer patients in Ukraine. You can search for organizations on dobro.ua (Ukrainian philanthropic platform) in the ‘Operators of help’ section. Or reach out to cancer support communities, for example,

• Inspiration Family

• Pink Ribbon Ukraine CF

• ГО «Легені»

• Athena. Women Against Cancer

The child has cancer. Can you write about him/her on your social media?

In our social media, we publish the stories of children who get the Foundation’s help. To get support from us, please fill out our online form

To whom and how does the Foundation buy medicines?

The Foundation procures medicine targeted for the specific child’s use (and requested by parents/guardians) or if requested by the Head – for the Unit that we signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with. We buy antitumor, antifungal, antibacterial, antiemetic, and other medications prescribed by the doctor. Our volunteers also help to purchase abroad medicines that are not registered in Ukraine.

The Foundation works with verified, reliable, and transparent pharmacies. We sign a standard form contract and make cashless payments. We send every procurement request to at least three different pharmacy chains and then select the one that offers the lowest price. We consider the shipping speed factor as well. That is, if a child hasn’t got much time to wait, we can buy medicines at a higher cost but with prompt delivery. If your child needs medication, please fill out an online application form.

The child needs medicines that are not registered in Ukraine. Can you help?

With the help of our local volunteer groups in Austria, Spain, France, Germany, and a few other countries, we can buy and deliver from abroad the prescribed medication to children. If your child needs this kind of medication, please fill out the online form. Our Сoordinator will contact you for further clarifications within 5 business days.

We do not want to get treatment for a child with cancer in Ukraine. Will you help raise funds for treatment abroad?

Tabletochki Foundation helps to organize treatment abroad (for example, covers the tickets) only if there is a relevant conclusion from the Ministry of Health about the impossibility of treating a child in Ukraine. The state must pay the bill for treatment not available in Ukraine. You can find the list of required documents and information about the application process here.

Does the Foundation provide financial assistance for matched related donor BMT abroad?

The Foundation does not pay the costs of matched related donor BMT abroad because this treatment is available in Ukraine and is covered by the state. Under the Treatment Abroad program, we provide assistance for treatment and diagnostics unavailable in Ukraine.

Does the Foundation pay for Matched Unrelated Donor BMT abroad?

Since 2020, Matched Unrelated Donor BMTs are performed in Ukraine. But in some cases, such treatment is not yet available in Ukraine. To confirm that Unrelated Donor BMT should be performed abroad, parents/guardians must have two documents:

• conclusion of the council of the multidisciplinary group of NCSH OKHMADYT specialists about the need to conduct Unrelated Donor BMT and the impossibility of performing it at NCSH OKHMADYT;

• the decision of the Committee of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine on patient referral for treatment abroad on the registration of the child for referral for treatment abroad.

Under such conditions, the cost of BMT must be paid directly by the state. The Foundation does not cover BMT and does not help raise funds. We can help with psychological support, paying for tickets, and, in some cases, housing and food, and so on.

How do you choose a clinic for Matched Unrelated Donor BMT abroad?

Parents choose the clinic, but when signing a contract with parents, it is important to us that the selected clinic meets certain criteria.

First of all, the clinic should provide official survival statistics for patients after Matched Unrelated Donor BMT, as well as information on how many such transplants were performed when the first BMT was performed, and so on.

Moreover, the cost of treatment should be transparent, including the longest possible stay in the clinic, and not change after billing.

Also, essential criteria are living conditions and the availability of volunteers or local foundations in the country that will meet the family, help them adapt, communicate with medical staff and stay in touch throughout the treatment period.

Can you recommend an oncological hospital for adults?

The Foundation does not provide recommendations for clinics or treatment of any diseases. We take these recommendations very seriously and responsibly, and Foundation’s team members are not doctors, so they are incompetent to address these matters. You should consult qualified medical specialists.

I want to run a fundraising/ charitable marketing campaign for the Foundation. What should I do?

Thank you for being willing to help!

If you want to become Foundation’s partner, please tell us about your company and ideas on the campaign or cooperation here. When you fill out the form, we will contact you to discuss the details of the project.

If you want to become a fundraiser, fill out the form or create your own charity campaign on our platform super.tabletochki.

Can I contribute to the Foundation with anything other than money donations?

Of course, you can! You can join our Foundation’s team of volunteers and assist us with your knowledge and skills. Find more information here. You can also become a volunteer fundraiser and help us raise money by organizing charity events, parties, auctions, concerts, etc. For more information, click here.

I am under 18 years old. Can I volunteer for Foundation?

Yes, you can. Young people under 18 can also join our community and start volunteering. However, this will require the written parental consent.

There is an urgent call for type X blood donors. Can you help find ones?

As Tabletochki Foundation does not deal with the issue of blood donation, we recommend contacting specialized organizations, such as DonorUA, or social initiatives, such as ZdaiBlood, Blood Agents.

I want to be a donor, but I have health problems. Can I still donate blood?

We truly appreciate your willingness to become a blood donor. We recommend you read carefully the list of specific conditions that prevent a person from donating blood on donor.ua. Also, you can send your question to the chatbot or visit the nearest blood donation point.

Where can I donate hair for wigs for people with cancer?

Hair for share is a social initiative that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. You can send the hair from any city. All instructions and answers to questions are on their Facebook Community page

Хочу зробити переказ на банківську картку фонду, але не бачу ваші реквізити.

Через обмеження прийому платежів на бізнес-картки ми відмовилися від переказів на корпоративну картку фонду. Ці обмеженнями обумовлені Законом України № 361-IX та Постановою НБУ № 65.

Але це зовсім не перешкода для допомоги дітям. Ви можете всього в декілька кліків зробити внесок на нашому сайті або у вайбер-боті.

How do I make sure the children get my help?

Every month on our website we publish a financial report on all income and expenses. In addition, the Foundation annually submits to the tax inspection a report on the use of income (profits) of a non-profit organization. The reports are also available on our website. 

How can I find my charitable donation in the Financial Report?

You can allocate your payment in the file ‘Financial Report’ in the ‘Receipts’ tab. Depending on who donated and in what way, there are different ways to allocate the payment.

If an individual made the payment via our website, then search parameters are A) Date B) ID code of payment, indicated in ‘Donor’ column C) Amount

If an individual made the payment via bank transaction on our card/account, then search parameters are A) Date B) Name of the sender or the number of a recurring donation, indicated in ‘Donor’ column C) Amount

If the payment was transferred to the Foundation’s bank account through Foundation’s cash desk, self-service terminal, Privat24, bank cash desk, or JustGiving platform, then search parameters are: A) Date B) Amount

If an individual entrepreneur made the payment, then search parameters are A) Date B) Name of the legal entity in ‘Donor’ column C) Amount

If a legal entity made the payment, then search parameters are A) Date B) Name of the legal entity in ‘Donor’ column C) Amount

How can I cancel my monthly Direct Debit donation?

You can stop your recurring donations by filling out the form here. Your monthly payment plan will be canceled within 24 hours. 

Who is the owner of Tabletochki Foundation?

Tabletochki was founded by Olga Kudinenko and Olga Shurupova. Children receive assistance through donations from individuals and legal entities. Tabletochki regularly and timely reports on its activities to all philanthropists and government agencies. All information is available on our site in the ‘Reports and documents’ section.

Why is the Foundation called Tabletochki in Ukrainian?

In 2011, assistance to children began with pills not available in Ukraine, which philanthropists brought from abroad. The initiative’s Facebook page was called ‘Tabletochki’, and later, the volunteer initiative became a foundation.

We chose the name ‘Tabletochki’ because of the meaning of the word. There are words ‘pihulka’ (pill) and ‘tabletka’ (tablet) in the Ukrainian language. These words are often used as synonyms, but these words have different meanings.

‘Pihulka’ is of Latin origin and means a pill – a ball of plastic mass, which contains medicinal substances. In the past, pharmacists produced pills individually.

‘Tabletka’ from Latin means a solid form of the drug.

These are the usual tablets of compressed powder, which are produced on an industrial scale. And children with cancer receive tablets thanks to philanthropists.