top of page

Dumplings Brunch

 Backyard fundraiser for maternity hospitals in Ukraine

March 19, 2022

By cooking Ukrainian food we raised funds for medical equipment that now works to save the lives of newborns in Ukraine.

We hosted a backyard party for the local community in Culver City, CA with the goal to help the most vulnerable victims of the Russian war against Ukraine – newborns.


On the day of the event, Kulbaba team cooked over 1,000 vareniki – a traditional Ukrainian dumpling-like dish.

The menu was abundant with surprising flavor variations, from à-la-ravioli spinach-stuffed dumplings to a sweet version of the dish garnished with homemade lavender syrup.


We went above and beyond to please our guests, and they responded with keen generosity. 

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Over 120 attendees

🥟 Over 1,000 vareniki

💸 USD 20,000 raised

With the funds raised, we were able to sponsor the provision of essential medical equipment for Ukrainian maternity hospitals.

  • 2 pulse oximeters, 2 syringe pumps, and a multifunctional monitor were delivered to the neonatal intensive care unit of Kyiv City Maternity Hospital No. 6 on April 18, 2022.

  • 2 aerosol generators and disinfectants were purchased for the intensive care unit of the Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine. 


You can find detailed reports about the fulfillment of the projects at the webpage of our partner organization – a Ukrainian-based charity platform:


  • Helping Kyiv City Maternity Hospital No. 6

  • Sterilizers for the Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology

We are grateful to all supporters who contributed to this fundraiser!

Kulbaba extends special acknowledgment to the event’s biggest donors:

  • Peter Diamandis, entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Assembly, an eCommerce growth platform
bottom of page