Fundraising project: Saunas for Ukraine

Morale is one of the key aspects contributing to the victory in any war. Lack of basic hygiene is ruining morale. Our goal is to provide Ukrainian fighters with facilities for basic hygiene in cooperation with the Estonian Defence League and NGO Saunas for Ukraine, who have engineered a mobile unit with a sauna and laundromats. These facilities provide a morale boost from improved hygiene and the restorative effect of relaxing in the warmth of a sauna. A moment as close to normality as one can come in the middle of hell. 

The mobile unit

The completely autonomous unit consists of a truck with a sauna and a trailer containing the laundromat. The unit serves one battalion, enabling all soldiers to wash themselves and their clothes at least once weekly. By now, 4 units have been delivered to Ukraine and have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the Ukrainian soldiers.

Depiction of one unit containing a sauna and laundromat


One unit costs approximately 120000€. This covers everything, including transport to Ukraine.

Our goal

We aim to fund at least one unit by the summer with joint efforts of Estonian, Finnish and Swedish Rotarians. From there on, we hope to have raised enough awareness for our cause to aim higher and fund one unit monthly. A small donation from every Rotarian enables this substantial support to Ukrainians fighting for our freedom. 

The overall need

The real need is a unit for every battalion: that makes a total of 150.

Contacts for the Fundraising Project: 

Tõnis Arro +372 50 48929, Charter President (

Villem Ödner Koern ‭+372 56 252435‬, Project Lead (

Marti Aavik, Club Secretary, Communications Lead: ‭+372 53 946878‬ (