Our mission

KRYLA/КРИЛА (“krill-a”) is an 501(c)(3) NGO founded in 2022 by Ukrainian-Americans, friends, and allies that aims to bring humanitarian aid and specialized medical supplies to places with acute need. We are composed of professionals with unique skills; our volunteers are physicians, medical students, graphic designers, peace corps alumni, people with NGO experience, and more.

Our name Kryla, which translates to "wings", is the title of a poem by Ukrainian poet Lina Kostenko (see bottom of page). It represents the tenacity of the Ukrainian people caught in an unjust war.

Started in New Orleans and inspired by the warmth and resilience of the city, Kryla works to aid refugees displaced by the ongoing war.

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Our products feature original designs inspired by Ukrainian folk art.