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Empathy for Ukraine Fundraiser Update Below


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Empathy Surplus Network USA

1665 W. Main Street

Wilmington, Ohio 45177

Empathy for Ukraine Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser

Launched April 2023 in our headquarters city

Read July 2023 Wilmington News Journal Article

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Empathy is the soul of democracy, nurturing families, ethical businesses, civil society organizations, and climate survival. But an empathy deficit funded by billionaires threatens our culture, especially in Ukraine and Ohio. Russian billionaire President Putin threatens a politics of care and climate survival everywhere in the world.

The Empathy for Ukraine Fundraiser benefits the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, where Wilmington, Ohio’s Sister Cities are located. It depends on word-of-mouth fundraisers who can promote Ukrainian humanitarian aid. Your credit card statement will show EMPATHY SURPLUS. We will also pay individuals or their organizations half of our administration cost – 5% – to help us fundraise.

Former Wilmington Mayor Randy Riley established in 2013 the Ukraine Sister City relationship.

Email to request complimentary stickers for your organization.

Link to Donors and Fundraisers Report

LINK to July 2023 Report from Ukraine on Fund Use

Link to Aim Media Contact

None of the 501c3s at their Ukraine Aid page goes directly to Wilmington’s Uraine Sister Cities in the Kharkiv region. Please ask them to contact us about adding the Empathy for Ukraine Fundraiser to their Ukraine donation page.

Empathy for Ukraine Fundraiser Flag Card

Use the message form below to order flag cards.

Wilmington Saturdays Noon Ukraine and Climate Standup

Join us every Saturday at Wilmington City Building, 69 N South Street, Wilmington, Ohio

Clinton County, Ohio, Humane Society

Clinton County Humane Society have two Empathy for Ukraine donors and needs fundraisers.

Wilmington, Ohio, City Building

The City of Wilmington created their Ukrainian Sister City relationship in 2013 and needs employee donors and fundraisers.

Sugartree Ministries, Wilmington, Ohio

Sugartree Ministries has one recurring donor and needs Empathy for Ukraine and Sugartree Ministries donors and fundraisers.

Dmytro MyKySha, Merefa, Ukraine

Dmytro is the elected representative to the Ukrainian Government and receives your Ukrainian portion of your donation and coordinates 32 volunteers, who distribute humanitarian aid.

Ukraine Sister City Mural, Wilmington, Ohio

Our three Sister Cities are in the Kharkiv region, Southeast of Kiev.

Jeremy Turner, Owner, Apply Pressure, Dayton

Jeremy is the first business owner to encourage customers to fund Empathy for Ukraine and 501c3s. Find out more about him by clicking the Donate or Fundraise Here button.

Sleep In Heavenly Peace - Clinton County, Ohio

Sleep In Heavenly Peace has one donor and needs an Empathy for Ukraine fundraising 501c3 champion.

Clinton County, Ohio, Youth Council

The Clinton County, Ohio, Youth Council has one donor and needs a Empathy for Ukraine fundraising 501c3 champion.

The Nature Conservancy of Ohio

The Nature Conservancy of Ohio has one donor and one Empathy for Ukraine fundraising 501c3 champion.

Total Donations Since April 2023 - Goal $100,000 - Updated 08/25/2023

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Caring Thought Leaders Core Values


the soul of democracy


both personal and social


to govern with empathy and responsibility

Pro-Empathy Freedom Voters

Cultivate Empathy with

Culture Diplomacy S.H.O.E.S.

S - Show up at public and private meetings to cultivate empathy

H - Help elected officials cultivate empathy in civic tasks

O - Organize to cultivate empathy in civic tasks

E - Educate about human rights empathy, the soul of democracy

S - Start each day to publicly cultivate empathy

George Lakoff's Resources

The basic idea is this: Dr. Lakoff's resources are free and open to all. He will provide framing suggestions regularly over social media, and whoever receives them can decide how to use them, and whether to share them or retweet them.  Dr. Lakoff's process is bottom-up.

Dr. Lakoff also offers this framing service to activist organizations, media folks, and elected officials and their staff.

Pro-Empathy Pledge to the People of the World

(Recited while holding a neighbor's hand. People from other countries may insert the name of their country.)

I pledge allegiance to the people of the world

and to my neighbors in the United States of America

and to our human rights, which I defend and promote,

one world governed with empathy and responsibility,

with liberty and justice for all.

Empathy Surplus Network USA is a 501c3 local human rights empathy education community of practice that applies the latest brain insights of George Lakoff to moral and political discourse to protect human rights with the rule of law. To reverse our national empathy deficit, we invite you to join our culture diplomacy initiative to make empathy, the soul of democracy and ethical business, the center of public and private debate. Donations are exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(a) and described in section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL compact resources

Pro-Empathy Freedom Declaration

I am a progressive -
caring human being
in a strong, diverse community
of nurturing families.
I am a pro-empathy voter and
govern with empathy for and
responsibility to others.
I here highly resolve that
this nation shall have
a new birth of freedom
- and that government
of the people,
by the people,
for the people
shall not perish
from the earth.
I am a person
with human rights.
I care for my own
Safety and Happiness
and that of others.
I am the solution to
expanding life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness.
And for the support of this
declaration, joining
progressive human rights
advocates and
pro-empathy voters,
we mutually pledge
to each other
our Lives, our Fortunes,
and our sacred Honor.
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