Hands for Ukraine Campaign
Help provide hope and independence to Ukrainians who have lost limbs due to the war.
Note: Default donation values are in Canadian Dollars (CAD). If in the United States, please select USD from the drop-down menu.
Current Ukrainian Partner Clinics
As of August 2023, between 20,000 and 50,000 Ukrainians have lost limbs due to the war*. The actual count may be higher**. This is in addition to the country’s 400,000 existing amputees, many who cannot access care***. Please support this campaign, which allows for sustainable, on-going, local prosthetic care for Ukrainians. We thank you for your consideration.
Clinical Contact Information
Horodotska St, 120, Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, 79018
Vinnytsia State Prosthetic and Orthopedic Enterprise
Khmel'nyts'ke Hwy, 126, Vinnytsia, Ukraine, 21000
Invictus Medical Technologies Ukraine*
Prospect Stepana Bandery 23, Room 202
Kyiv, Ukraine 04073
+380 97 062 6901
* In progress
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE
Donation via Cheque
Cheques payable to:
Victoria Hand Project
Victoria Hand Project
3060 Westridge Place
Victoria, BC, Canada
IS THE VICTORIA HAND OPEN-SOURCE?The Victoria Hand designs are not open-source. We only provide our designs to our clinical partners in-country. A poor-fitting prosthetic socket can be detrimental or very uncomfortable for the user. For this reason we only work with medical professionals (certified prosthetists) who can ensure proper follow-up care for the patients. Additionally, assembly of the Victoria Hand devices is complicated and requires detailed training from the VHP team.
I AM AN AMPUTEE AND WOULD LIKE A VICTORIA HAND. HOW CAN I RECEIVE AN ARM?We have partner clinics in 11 countries (Cambodia, Canada, Egypt, Guatemala, Haiti, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, Uganda, Ukraine, USA) that can provide Victoria Hands. If you are located in one of these countries, please click here or send us an email and we can help coordinate a visit to one of the clinics. Clinic contact information is also listed on each Country Page. If you are not located in one of the 11 countries that we work in, please contact us to inquire if we are able to assist you. Unfortunately, this may require travel to one of our partner sites.
HOW CAN WE PROVIDE THE ARMS IN OUR COUNTRY?We would like to help provide Victoria Hands to people all over the world, but unfortunately we are limited by funding. Please send us an email to inquire about working together. What we ask potential partners: - Do you have a registered prosthetist or CPO on staff? If not, do you have a partner prosthetic clinic that would work with you? - Do you have experience 3D printing? If not, are you willing to learn? - How many employees do you have on staff? Are they willing to assemble Victoria Hands? (1.5 hr labour trained, 2+ hours labour while training) - How many people do you expect would benefit from a Victoria Hand partnership?
HOW CAN I SUPPORT VICTORIA HAND PROJECT?The most impactful way to support Victoria Hand Project is by donating through our official Donation Page. Your contributions enable us to provide prosthetic arms to more individuals worldwide and sustain our project. Every donation makes a massive difference! For additional ways to support VHP, please visit our Get Involved page.
AM I ABLE TO CLAIM A TAX RECEIPT FOR MY DONATION?Victoria Hand Project is a registered Canadian charity and is able to offer tax reciepts to Canadian donors. Victoria Hand Project is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (US registered charity) and is able to offer tax reciepts to American donors. Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to provide tax receipts to people living outside Canada and the United States.
I NOTICED THAT THERE IS A MEMBER PAGE ON YOUR WEBSITE. HOW CAN I JOIN?This member page is only for the clinical partners who we work with in-country.
I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER ON THE PROJECT. HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?We have many volunteers from the Greater Victoria Area community who volunteer with the project. They help with tasks such as hand assembly, engineering testing, social media, website development, and community outreach. If you are located in Victoria, Canada we would be happy to meet with you to see how you can get involved. If you are located outside Victoria, you can email us with your experience and we can see if there is a project for you.
WHY DOESN’T VHP DEPLOY THE VICTORIA HAND IN THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, OR EUROPE?Victoria Hand Project focuses its efforts on regions where amputees encounter significant barriers to accessing prosthetic care, such as poverty or armed conflict. However, we are currently in the process of expanding to the United States and Canada to assist individuals who would benefit from the Victoria Hand.
CAN I PURCHASE THE VICTORIA HAND THROUGH YOUR WEBSITE?No, the Victoria Hand Project does not sell prosthetic devices through our website. Our mission is to provide these devices to those in need, especially in areas where access to prosthetic care is limited. If you are interested in receiving a Victoria Hand or supporting our work, please contact us.
***https://www.limbsforlife.org/ukraine and https://www.lemonde.fr/en/international/article/2022/08/23/the-amputees-of-the-war-in-ukraine_5994524_4.html
Please note that this campaign is to raise money for our efforts in Ukraine.