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Thank You

There has been a tremendous outpouring of concern for our sister city friends in Chyhyryn, Ukraine. Everyone involved with Sebastopol World Friends has been heartened and encouraged by the support we’ve felt from the Sebastopol community and beyond.

Stand with Ukraine

Our hearts and minds reach across the distance to be with our friends in Chyhyryn and all of Ukraine at this time of peril.

We wish for their safety and for peace.

At this juncture, should you wish to help, the best way is through monetary donations.

World Peace, One Friend at a Time

Our Mission

Sebastopol World Friends is a City of Sebastopol commissioned non-profit service group which is totally volunteer driven. Our mission is to link Sebastopol with its sister cities through a variety of educational and cultural programs and to coordinate exchanges which will promote lasting friendships.

Sebastopol World Friends offers a changing array of programs connected to our two sister cities Takeo, Japan (formerly Yamauchi), and Chyhyryn, Ukraine. We also engage with our community through a variety of events and cultural activities, and offer opportunities to host visitors and travel to our sister cities. We are a member of Sister Cities International.

Our Motto is: World Peace, One Friend at a Time.

News & Updates

Uchen Family Arrives from Ukraine

Uchen Family Arrives from Ukraine

Sebastopol World Friends’ guiding principle is “World Peace, One Friend at a Time”. This is a story of that principle at work in real life. Sebastopol World Friends board member, Valeria Churma, and her husband Jeff have just recently welcomed a Ukrainian family into...

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How to Donate – Stand with Ukraine

How to Donate – Stand with Ukraine

There are many worthy organizations that you can find online doing good work in Ukraine. SWF will continue to update this page with information as we learn it. Listed below are the organizations which currently seem to be positioned to receive U.S. donations and get...

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Special Movie Screening in Support of Ukraine

Special Movie Screening in Support of Ukraine

Please join Sebastopol World Friends and Sonoma Sister Cities Association for a special movie screening of  Everything is Illuminated, based on Johnathan Safran Foer's novel, about a young man's journey in searching his family's past in Ukraine. A humorous yet...

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Stand by Ukraine Donations

Stand by Ukraine Donations

Sebastopol World Friends would like to express our sincere gratitude to the outpouring of support from the community since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine. From inquiries about how to help to simple expressions of sympathy and compassion, all of them have meant...

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SWF’s Response to Crisis in Ukraine

SWF’s Response to Crisis in Ukraine

 Sebastopol World Friends has spent over $800 printing flags and banner to show our support for Ukraine these are displayed by our sister city signs on the east, west, and south entrances to the City. In addition, we have distributed over 100 paper flags to businesses...

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Do you have a question or a comment about Sebastopol World Friends? Please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

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