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 The Labor of Love event, KARE for the Kasiyans, will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023,

at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont. 

We are pleased to announce that the 2023 recipients are the Kasiyan Family. Angelina, age 17, and Zahar, age 12, are siblings who were orphaned when their mother, Nataliya, was tragically hit by a car in Wisconsin in July. Nataliya was only 42 years old and such a generous, caring, loving person who brought great joy to everyone in the Ukrainian community and contributed her life immensely to St. Joseph's Parish, the beautiful church on Cumberland. She organized and sent supplies and aid to 22 Ukrainian orphanages and multiple nursing homes.

Angelina and Zahar’s father, Serhiy Andrushyk, passed away suddenly over 4 years ago while drivinghis 18 wheeler in Florida. He had an undiagnosed heart condition and was found dead in his truck. The family immigrated here from Ukraine in 2003, where a lot of Serhiy’s family still resides. 

Angelina is raising Zahar with the help of a small community, however, this group is small and the children need more than the community can provide. The children are living with this tragedy daily; we can’t imagine it, and we know you can’t either.  Zahar just started 7th grade at Lincoln, and Angelina is a Senior at Maine South. These kids have a tremendous network of supportive adults, friends, and teachers, thankfully. They are well on their way to bright futures and we hope to help these children and their caregivers by easing just a part of their grief and financial burden with our fundraising efforts.

Please Save the Date, mark your calendars and join us in our efforts. We look forward to welcoming our Park Ridge and surrounding communities on March 4, 2023. Follow us on Instagram at: @ParkRidgeNewcomers and @LaborofLovePRNC and on Facebook @ParkRidgeNewcomersClub; or keep checking our website for fundraising opportunities/event and to purchase tickets for the gala (available for purchase in the New Year).



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