The coronavirus has impacted the world, including Ukraine, our organization and our orphans.  OAS is continuing its work in Ukraine.  With good fortune we are able to care for the orphans and stipends continue to be distributed within the limitations of lockdown and social distancing.  A documentary film on the life of orphans in Ukraine, scheduled for filming this May, has been postponed into the next year.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, with our orphans, caretakers and the OAS Organization.  We thank the sponsors, who, in these dire times, took the time to contact us, informing of their job losses and their fears that they may have to interrupt their support of the orphans. 


We pray for an end to this crisis, a return to normalcy, peace and prosperity.


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The COVID-19 Pandemic

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With heavy hearts we share that Wolodymyra Slywotzky, a dedicated supporter of the Orphans' Aid Society, has passed into eternal rest on March 11, 2021. 

Over the years Mrs. Slywotzky and her late husband, Stefan, sponsored 12 orphans while continuously demonstrating a passion for providing support for the community both within Ukraine and the diaspora.  She will be deeply missed and always remembered as a extradordinary example of selflessness and generosity.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Slywotzky Family, their friends and to the Members of the Orphans' Aid Society and the Ukrainian community whose lives Mrs. Slywotzky touched.

May she rest in eternal peace.  
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Latest Updates from Ukraine

We received word that many orphans and their caretakers were worried that their aid would not arrive due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  One group found an interesting way to show their relief and gratitude upon receipt of the stipends they depend on, especially during these difficult times.

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in memoriam

With deep sorrow we mourn the passing into eternity of


May Her Memory Be Eternal.

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       Maria Jowyk founded Orphans Aid Society in 1992 to aid and support orphans in Ukraine.  Over the years, through Maria Jowyk’s hard work, OAS grew into a grass roots organization throughout Ukraine.  Thousands of orphans became recipients of Maria Jowyk’s love and care.  They received monetary aid, clothing and support.  Many finished higher education, became professionals, and went on to lead full, productive lives.  As a result of Maria Jowyk’s dedication, persistence, and love for Ukraine, Orphans Aid Society thrives to this day, continuing her great legacy.

We extend our deepest condolences to Maria Jowyk’s Family at

this time of their great loss.

Board of Directors

Orphans Aid Society

Maria Jowyk, OAS Founder

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With over 25 years of experience, the Orphan's Aid Society (OAS) has been providing relief for the orphans of Ukraine, helping them gain independence and lead productive, fulfilled lives. 

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