In 1987, Sonoma and Kaniv signed an Official Partnership Declaration to commemorate our special relationship.
35 years later, Sonomans are banding together to support our sister city in a serious time of need.
We are in direct contact with the Ukrainian Consulate of San Francisco and, along with Sonoma's Mayor, Jack Ding, have sent an official letter requesting information on how we can help to the Mayor of Kaniv.
As we gather more information about how best we can support our sister city, Sonoma Sister Cities Association will gather funds from our community to ensure the highest impact. 100% of monies received will go directly to our sister city to help the Ukrainians affected by the Russian invasion.
Sonoma Sister Cities Association (SSCA) was established the previous year as a nonprofit organization to create long-term partnerships between Sonoma and communities in other countries where we have mutual, beneficial interests. Today, SSCA has seven sister city relationships that extend to four continents. Our citizen diplomats are ordinary citizens who, as a group of volunteers, pursue municipal, business, trade, educational, humanitarian, social and cultural exchanges with our sister cities. Under the auspice of the City of Sonoma and with the support of local elected officials, we are a driving part of SCI’s global network of sister city partnerships.
Since the partnership was established between Sonoma and Kaniv, the two cities have had many exchanges over the years. Several young Sonomans went to visit Kaniv in 1987, 1989, and 1991 and all came back with long-lasting relationships, memories, and stories of their time there.
Make a check payable to Sonoma Sister Cities Association indicating "Ukraine" on the subject line and mailing to SSCA, PO Box 1975 Sonoma, CA 95476
Sonoma Sister Cities Association operates as a registered tax-exempt organization in compliance with section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal I.D. # 68-0108056).