With the ongoing war in Ukraine, I contemplated where I could be of service. What, if anything, can I do?
I began researching organizations and discovered some incredible charities, helping making a difference.
If you are able and feel called, please consider making a donation to support the Ukrainian people. Every bit helps.
A donation of $5.00 or $10.00 dollars, can do a world of good for people still in the Ukraine or for those who had to leave their homeland behind. I’ve provided links to each website below.
Save the Children
One of the top charities rated for children, Save the Children, is working to help Ukrainian children and others affected by the conflict. 85% of donations made to Save the Children goes towards their causes.
For Ukrainians, a donation can provide food, blankets, and help in relocating to safe areas.
UN Women — USA
With over 97% of their donations going towards their causes, the UN Women commits to helping the Ukrainian people, especially women and children.
- Women and children refugees are at a growing protection risk of gender-based violence and exploitation.
The organization is teaming up with other UN branches to monitor the situation while also developing a humanitarian response for Ukrainian refugees in specific areas surrounding Ukraine.
Global giving is a non-profit organization that helps other non-profits through crowd fundraising.
Currently, there is a humanitarian campaign for Ukrainians, their communities, and Ukrainian refugees who are fleeing the country because of the conflict with Russia.
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
The IRC is committed to helping Ukrainian refugees who are now in neighboring Poland.
It’s believed over 3 million Ukrainians have been displaced. IRC is providing food, finding shelter, and offering medical assistance to Ukrainians arriving in Poland.
Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders is a neutral, non-profit organization providing medical needs and humanitarian support in countries where there is conflict, natural or human-made disasters, and outbreaks.
A few ways they are assisting Ukrainians are shipping medical supplies, mass casualty training, and providing water and sanitation support in various cities within Ukraine.
Care’s mission is to end poverty, champion social justice, and help save lives.
In response to the crisis in the Ukraine, Care is providing food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support, and monetary gifts to families, women, children, and the elderly who are vulnerable and in need.
World Central Kitchen
The World Central Kitchen provides meals for people impacted by conflict, climate change, and humanitarian crisis.
At the time of this writing, a kitchen and a food depot have been established in Poland along the Ukrainian border to assist Ukrainians.
They are also providing meal distribution around the clock to refugees arriving at the Polish border.
Within Ukraine, the World Central Kitchen has active warehouses, providing food to eastern cities in Ukraine who have been heavily affected by the war.
These are a few organizations assisting and supporting the Ukrainian people. What impacts one of us, such as the crisis in Ukraine, impacts us all.
My hope and strongest desire is peace and for Ukraine to remain a sovereign country. Until then, I will make donations to help the Ukrainians in their time of need. I hope you can too.
Love, strength, and peace,