Saint Javelin is a social enterprise created by Christian Borys, a Canadian who worked as a journalist in Ukraine from 2014 to 2019. It started as a one-person effort to support Ukraine ahead of the looming full-scale invasion in February 2022. Concerned about the escalation at the Ukrainian-Russian border and with family and friends in harm’s way, Christian wanted to help fundraise to support them. He has strong ties and ancestral roots to Ukraine and Poland after spending five years working as a journalist in Kyiv with BBC, VICE News, CBC, and others.
Saint Javelin surpassed its initial goal of $500 and has received over $2.3M in contributions from sales. They have no plans to stop and are in the business of rebuilding Ukraine.