Who we are

Bulava.org was created by Ukrainian professionals living in the Washington DC metro area with direct ties to family and friends in Ukraine.

To us, our efforts are personal and passionate. 100% of your donations go to purchasing specific items and shipping them to the citizens and soldiers of Ukraine. The iconic sunflowers grow from the grassroots of our efforts to go directly into the hands of the citizen-volunteers of our homeland.

We invite you to join us.

What does “Bulava” means in the Ukrainian language?

Historically, the “Bulava” was a small but powerful weapon (mace) used by the Cossacks. It is now the official emblem of the President of Ukraine, symbolizing strength and power. Compared to international aid organizations, Bulava.org is small, but it is mighty.


Kateryna Koshlaba


Oversees the work of the board and the organization’s senior management team.

Leela Julia Orbidan

Vice President

Carries out special assignments as requested by the chair and fills in for the board chair if necessary

Viktoriia Mintian


Attends all board meetings and is responsible for maintaining complete and accurate meeting minutes.

Ola Right


Keeps track of the organization’s financial condition. In charge of generating monthly financial report.

Daria Pach

Events Coordinator

In charge of events calendar, logistic process and social media.

Yehor Hurzhyi


Attends all board meetings and plans logistics for organization’s collection and distribution of aid.

How we operate

Our members speak daily with Ukrainian citizens still living in the villages and towns that don’t make the newsfeeds. Many were our neighbors or colleagues that we know and trust. We send precisely what they need, not what they don’t.

12125 Nebel Street
Rockville, Maryland 20852

When you send goods donations, they are stored in a donated warehouse in Rockville, MD. They are inventoried weekly and prepared monthly for shipment.

Monetary Donations

(PayPal, GoFundMe, Zelle, Venmo, CashApp ) we source goods from American and European vendors  at wholesale prices.


Bulava Team maintains a start-to-finish accountability system of inventory checking from the original receipt of items, to the shipping bill of lading and customs paperwork, to photo documentation of
receipt and distribution.