b'Our Annual CampaignsOur direct mail campaigns allow us to connect with our donorsand to provide a small gift of appreciation to our friends. Your financial donation to the Foundation through these campaigns is vital to oursurvival and operation.Our Christmas Card and Shevchenko Month campaigns also benefit our community of visual artists. Twice-yearly they are invited to submit original works of art based on their visualization of the Ukrainian Christmas experience, or their interpretation of a selected poem written by Taras Shevchenko. And twice-yearly two artists have their work selected and published, and appreciated in thousands of homes across Canada.Over 35 established and promising visual artistshave had their works published in this way by theShevchenko Foundation.Annual ReportThe Annual Report is published and distributed in early fall of each year to inform our donors and other interested people of our activities. Besides a report on the financial performance of the Shevchenko Foundation, it is a comprehensive and visual account of the grants allocated during the fiscal year, and the many individuals and organizations who have received them.Christmas CardsDuring the Christmas season, the Shevchenko Foundation mails Christmas cards to each of our donors for their personal use. This gift from the Foundation is our way of expressing appreciation and good will to our supporters.The image is selected annually from submitted works by Ukrainian Canadian artists, and the cards have become an anticipated and welcomed tradition in homes across Canada. Shevchenko MonthEvery March, the Shevchenko Foundation commemorates the work of our namesake, Ukraines greatest poet - Taras Shevchenko. We do this by distributing over 30,000 bookmarks to children and youth enrolled in Ukrainian language classes, Ukrainian Bilingual schools, Ukrainian dance schools, and youth groups across Canada.Now in its 20th year, this souvenir art reproduction has become a collectors item for many.32 ShevchenkoFoundationAnnualReport/'