Welcome to 31 June!

He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything.
Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784

You can make miracles happen!


We are a group of individuals who came together with a common desire to help children.
Our project mission is to provide financial and psychological support to children (and their families) that require (or have had) neurosurgical treatments and/or suffer from neurological disorders.
We provide children with the necessary medication, food, products of hygiene, medical disposables, surgical supplies and equipment. We oversee the post-discharge treatment of children in our care, especially those who have been abandoned by their families and placed into orphanages, as well as help them with social and medical rehabilitation.
We also raise funds for medical equipment for the Institute of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery at the Ohmatdyt Hospital and day-to-day needs, repairs and equipment for various orphanages.

Join us in our efforts!






31 June project was created in 2009 by a small group of like-minded people as a volunteer network. Some of those people happened to be the parents of the children who had to spent much time in the Children’s Clinic at the Institute of Neurosurgery. Only those who have lived through the nightmare of treatment and rehabilitation of their own children can understand the despair of the sick children and their families. In 2011 the project was officially registered as a charitable foundation.




Our philosophy:


  • We are not a religious organization. We are happy to work with people of all religious affiliations. We also do not belong to any political parties.
  • Reporting and publicity
  • Better less, but better. We do not take on any projects unless we are sure that we have the ability and resources to complete them. With regard to this, our priority is to help children with hydrocephalus, spinal hernia and some pathologies. As bad as it sounds, we do not have enough resources to effectively help in the cases of neuro-oncology.
  • Effective charity. We make sure that all the donated money bring as much benefit to the children as possible, and is not spent on one-time chocolate handouts (although sometimes it is important as well).
  • No kickbacks. We do not use the foundation’s money or resources to solve business issues.




Foundation today:


Most of the foundation’s work is concentrated on the Children’s Clinic at the Institute of Neurosurgery in Kyiv (named after Academic Romodanov), where we systematically help since 2009. 

We raise funds for the treatment of abandoned, orphaned children and children from low-income families. It includes buying everything required for surgery and treatment: antibiotics, shunts, surgical sets, etc… As well as clothes, baby bottles, formula, baby food, diapers, etc — when necessary. We also oversee the post-discharge treatment of the children in our care.

Our programs →

How the treatment funding program works →

We have one staff member: she is the director, and the volunteer, and the most dedicated person to her work — Natalia Graschenkova. She spends most of her days at the Institute or Neurosurgery, in the capacity of a social worker. Natalia is in contact with mothers, doctors, surgeons… She is allowed to sit-in on fliers and go on rounds. We also have three to five volunteers helping us in their free time.
As of today, we have two main sponsors — two large families from Kyiv. Considering the difficult economic situation in the country, however, it is getting harder and harder to allocate part of the family’s budget to charity.
Even what we do have is never enough. Tough decisions need to be made daily — who we can and cannot afford to help — and that, more than often, is a life or death question…
If you feel like helping children is something that feels right to you — welcome to our foundation!