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
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
Thank you so much for joining us at the Sebastopol World Friends Friendship Celebration - Where Sushi Meets Borsch on Sunday, April 23 at St. Stephen’s Church in Sebastopol. Approximately 150 guests enjoyed the program and the harmony of sushi and borsch, SWF’s...
Friendship Celebration 2023 – Where Sushi Meets Borsch Outdoors
Please join us at our Sebastopol Word Friend Friendship Celebration - Where Sushi Meets Borsch Outdoors on April 23 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 500 Robinson Road, Sebastopol. After a three-year break, we are excited to bring this popular...
Stand with Ukraine – Yoga for Peace
The war in Ukraine continues and we must not forget those who have shown such courageous spirit in the face of such horrendous conditions. What better way to connect than with a yoga class dedicated to the indomitable strength shown by our brothers and sisters in...
Please Help Build Invincibility Centers in Chyhyryn
Photo by Kostyantyn ChernichkinThe New Year is upon us now. Let's all hope that 2023 brings peace everywhere, especially to Ukraine. The response to our initial fund-raising appeal to equip Invincibility Centers in Chyhyryn has been extremely generous, but the needs...
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...
Our Friends in Chyhyryn and Cherkasy – Safe but Still Impacted
Patty Levenberg and Val Churma from Sebastopol at the opening of Dnipro River port facility near Chyhyryn in 2011We have had some news from our friends in Chyhyryn and the nearby Cherkasy (Santa Rosa’s Sister City).From Chyhyryn (visited Sebastopol in 2014): Thank...
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