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White Stork - United States Ltd

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aka Operation White Stork   |   Winnetka, IL   |  https://www.operationwhitestork.org/

Mission

Humanitarian evacuations from Ukraine. People out, medical supplies in.

Ruling year info

2022

Head of Mission

William McNulty

Main address

512 Chestnut St Unit 11

Winnetka, IL 60093 USA

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EIN

88-2304016

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Over 90% of medical supplies used to treat Ukrainian military casualties are provided by non-governmental donors without any sort of standardized inspection or vetting. Well-meaning organizations and individuals around the world are trying to provide life-saving medical equipment quickly and in quantify; from any source they can. Therefore we are experiencing an epidemic of substandard medical supplies finding their way onto the battlefield. The result is needless death and suffering among wounded Ukrainian soldiers and civilians. At White Stork, we assemble the highest quality IFAK in Ukraine. We have equipped over 40,000 soldiers and civilians with NATO-standard IFAKs so far, and will continue to equip a counteroffensive brigade (4,300 soldiers) every month for as long as funding allows.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

First Aid Kits Supply Program

White Stork provides both IFAKs and field medic backpacks. These are trauma kits that contain various tools to stop bleeding and restore the airway. They contain tourniquets, chest seals, combat gauze, and nasopharyngeal airway devices among others. The Ukrainian military requested 400,000 IFAKs at the beginning of the war. White Stork has delivered over 12.5% of this request.

Population(s) Served

White Stork conducts humanitarian evacuations from Ukraine. White Stork utilizes the idle tourist bus network in Ukraine to safely evacuate women, children, and elderly to the safety of government reception centers in Poland.

Population(s) Served
People of European descent
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Ukrainian Railways 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of pounds of medical surplus supplies shipped to communities in need

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

First Aid Kits Supply Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

White Stork assembles and delivers the highest quality IFAK direct to end users in Ukraine

Number of refugees resettled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Evacuation Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

White Stork operated the largest known private evacuation effort in Ukraine at the beginning of the war. Using an idle network of tourist busses, White Stork evacuated up to 600 refugees per day.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

White Stork is on a mission to give every Ukrainian the means to survive. We aim to provide 5,000 IFAKs per month to Ukrainian Railways, Post Office, Defense Forces, and other civilian organizations.

White Stork negotiates bulk purchasing agreements with major Ukrainian and international medical supply manufacturers. We receive favored nation status pricing reducing our costs to $55-60 per IFAK. White Stork then uses volunteers to assemble IFAKs in western Ukraine. We have the capacity to assemble 5,000 IFAKs per month. Finally, White Stork only delivers to end users. We maintain a fleet of vehicles that we use to deliver directly to the frontlines. Our direct-to-end-users approach is informed by three experiences: 1) in the military higher headquarters units are always better equipped than subordinate units who are on the frontlines; 2) in every disaster, humanitarian aid is bottlenecked at aid depots and it is peeled off leaving only a fraction for those who need it most; and 3) Ukraine is considered the second most corrupt country in Europe and to avoid falling into the wrong hands, White Stork delivers directly to the frontlines.

White Stork is capable of assembling and delivering 5,000 IFAKs per month direct to end uses on the frontlines of Ukraine. We have our own warehouses, vehicles, and staff in Poland and Ukraine.

As of November 2023, White Stork has delivered over 50,000 IFAKs direct to the frontlines. Previously White Stork ran what is believed to be the largest NGO evacuation program in Ukraine, safely evacuating 37,829 women, children, and elderly to the safety of Poland. Through our partnership with Airbnb.org, White Stork also temporarily housed 14,590 Ukrainians in Europe.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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White Stork - United States Ltd

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. William McNulty

White Stork

Term: 2022 - 2024

Matt Vacca

RBC

Jim Boynton

SJ

William McNulty

White Stork

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/15/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/20/2023

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.