Thank you all for reaching deep into your pockets and supporting St. Petro Mohyla Institute. We are grateful that St. Petro Mohyla Institute is thriving.
Offering and maintaining high quality programs and post-secondary accommodations requires generous support from the community. Investments from the opporational funds, into the buildings infrastructure, are in excess of $50,000 for 2011. This is made possible through the diligent work of the Board, administration and staff.
However, in looking towards the future, a total in excess of $200,000 is needed over the next three years. See below for updates and watch for details on a full refurbishing plan coming in the near future.
If you wish to contribute to any aspect of the refurbishing, please mail your contribution to:
1240 Temperance Street
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0P1
Please note: donations will now be tallied and reported annually in sync with government required charitable paperwork. Annual charitable receipts will be sent each January and donor lists will be included in the Christmas newsletter.
Celebrating 95 years of success and projecting many more years of service within the Ukrainian-Canadian community, Mohyla Institute has evolved into a mainstream post-secondary residence providing a wholesome environment and desirable services for youth and young adults. The recent addition of a 12'x18' cinema center has residents buzzing, and exposing a need for more seating.
Food services are central to Mohyla Institute's differentiation from other residences. The staff are proud to be continually improving the homemade hearty meals and comfort foods provided. Except for a few pieces purchased in 2011, the food services equipment is original - a mere 47 years old! Upgrade plans are under way including modern, energy efficient ovens, grills, baking equipment, and most importantly, a new ventilation system. Cost is approximated at $100,000.
Trends within the Ukrainian-Canadian and general student markets show dorm style living is not fully satisfying our core students' needs. Many Institute residents have expressed a need for access to food preparation equipment. We appeal to the community to assist us in providing Mohyla residents with a fully equipped breakfast nook and eating bar. Key equipment in this facility would include the usual items like a microwave and refrigerator, but go beyond these basics to include a toaster oven, rice cooker, sink amenities and more. This sort of facility would greatly enhance the experience of the residents today, without requiring extensive renovations to the building.
We are also evaluating the potential for the Institute's facilities to be used for meetings, functions, etc. An eating bar designed to double as a serving bar would greatly assist in Mohyla Institute's ability to venture into other revenue generating areas, assisting in stabilizing the Institute as a self-sustained organization. This is essential to survival and continued growth. Phase one of this initiative will cost approximately $3000, which will see the installation of basic cabinets. Phase two would then be funded by the increase in revenue generated from the addition of these facilities.
Our Board of Directors, administration and staff are committed to organizational growth and development. Members, alumni, and friends are key to ensuring the future of the Institute. The fundraising goal for 2012 is $125,000. Please donate or buy a t-shirt, mug, glass or commemorative DVD today. Products and pricing available at www.mohyla.ca.
Volunteer as a student mentor, assist in cultural programming, event planning or short term projects.
We desire to be a true representation of historical and modern Ukrainian-Canadian culture through arts and crafts. Items such as traditional stitched table cloths would be greatly appreciated by all staff and residents.
SPMI takes pride in providing Ukrainian youth with its facilities and service throughout the year. As a post-secondary residence the Institute is self-sustaining. Funds received from students for lodging are directed towards the daily management of the facility.
Your donation dollars are used to fund cultural programming, unless otherwise specified by you. Your funds make programs like post-secondary scholarships and language programs possible. 100% of your donation is used to fund these programs, and you will receive a tax deductible receipt for every donation you make. Please consider donating towards the effort to keep the Ukrainian-Canadian culture alive and well. Mail your donation to: 1240 Temperance St. Saskatoon, SK S7N 0P1. Thank you in advance for your support!