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Like millions of people around the world, the Vista global community is horrified by Russia’s unprovoked atrocities against Ukraine. This feels especially personal, as we have team members who call Ukraine home.
We can’t be silent about this devastating crisis. In solidarity with the Ukrainian people, Vista is doing all we can to shine a light on what’s happening in Ukraine, and to help people speak out.
As we do this on a global scale, we’re also working closely with our Ukraine-based teams to help ensure our colleagues’ wellbeing. Their safety is and will continue to be our number one priority.
Here’s a look at our efforts in Ukraine and beyond – and more ways you can show your support.
As the crisis in Ukraine began to unfold, people around the world sought ways to show their support. With that in mind, VistaPrint created over 80,000 #StandWithUkraine posters and stickers, and then gave them away for free.
Demand was incredible, and today we include free support Ukraine stickers in outgoing VistaPrint orders. We hope they help people continue to raise awareness in their businesses, in their communities and at home.
Through our team members based in Kyiv, Depositphotos is battling Russian propaganda with its free image collection, Say No to War.
By showing life on the ground in Ukraine, we hope to show the truth about this brutal war. This unfiltered view is updated in real time, and available for use by news organizations. Depositphotos also encourages people to use these images to raise visibility through social media.
The collection is free and available to all.
Free social media templates
Our VistaCreate team also has members based in Kyiv, and they are giving people another way to #StandWithUkraine – free social media templates.
VistaCreate’s Ukraine template collection is designed to help people use their voices for change. Templates were created by designers within the global Vista creative community. They can be reposted as is, or customized to add unique messages of support.
In addition to these efforts, Vista has made a donation to World Central Kitchen, a not-for-profit founded by chef José Andrés. WCK is on the ground in and around Ukraine right now, serving thousands of fresh meals to families fleeing the country, as well as people remaining there. They are also supporting local restaurants preparing meals in over 10 Ukrainian cities.
WCK is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises, while building resilient food systems with locally led solutions. Right now, WCK is distributing meals in multiple locations across 6 countries and expanding to other areas around Europe to support refugees along their journey. There they partner with local food trucks, catering companies and restaurants to provide immediate relief to all in need. You can learn more about their efforts, and ways to donate, at wck.org.
A message from our founder & CEO
As I watch this invasion unfold in real time, I’m both horrified and heartbroken, and have heard directly from our team members in Kyiv how this is impacting them, their families and their country. Russia’s unprovoked atrocities against Ukraine and its democracy have no place in our world.
Vista and its parent company Cimpress join the world in publicly condemning the ruthless attack by Vladimir Putin and the Russian Armed Forces against the country and the people of Ukraine.
Founder & CEO, Vista