How You Can Support Ukraine
Like all of you, we're horrified and heartbroken by the war in Ukraine. It's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the atrocities being committed by President Putin, so it helps to stay focused on the strength and courage of the Ukrainian people, and find ways to support them. Luckily, some of our wonderful Basementeer beneficiaries are organizing efforts to help Ukrainians, along with major world charitable organizations like UNICEF. We've gathered all we can find in a helpful link list for you here. If there are organizations we've missed, please reach out in the comments below and we'll add them!
Ways to support through our community partners:
International Rescue Committee
"Your donation will help us provide food, medical care and emergency supplies to refugee families in countries like Ukraine."
The Red Cross - Ukraine
"All funds will be used to help those in need, affected by armed conflict, blood collection, mobilization of volunteers and resources, and emergency activities."
"The YMCA of Ukraine as a most of National YMCA movements works for the community's benefit. The main objective of YMCA program development is to make the lives of youth more meaningful."
Other ways to support:
"Help UNICEF deliver aid to hundreds of thousands of children in eastern Ukraine impacted by violence — and to hundreds of thousands more as UNICEF races to meet increasingly urgent needs across the country."
"Families in Ukraine are fleeing violence and urgently need emergency aid. From advocacy, to letter writing, donating money, volunteering and more, there are many ways you can help."
Voices of Children
"Today, during the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, we are providing non-stop assistance to affected children and families from all over the country, providing emergency psychological assistance, and assisting in the evacuation process."
Razom for Ukraine
"Today, the sovereign nation of Ukraine has to deal with the most horrendous and catastrophic emergency – a brutal invasion. Razom is responding to this by providing critical medical supplies and amplifying the voices of Ukrainians."
The Kyiv Independant
"Ukraine is facing an unprecedented attack. The Kyiv Independent continues to work, bringing the world trusted, important information about the facts on the ground."
Sunflower of Peace
"We are acquiring and distributing first-aid backpacks, medicine, medical instruments, and other means of survival that are saving hundreds of lives."
The UN Refugee Agency
"UNHCR is on the ground. Your compassionate support can help provide emergency supplies, lifesaving care and protection the moment families in Ukraine are forced to flee for their lives. You will help children, women and men displaced by violence in Ukraine know they are not alone at the most devastating moment of their lives."
World Central Kitchen
"WCK serving thousands of fresh meals to Ukrainian families fleeing home as well as those who remain in the country."
Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (San Francisco)
"Your funds are used to provide aid to the Come Back Alive fund, Ukrainian Government Medical Fund, Ukrainian Refugee Fund and we will fund containers with medical supply to Ukrainian hospitals."
Nova Ukraine (Palo Alto)
"Your donation to Nova Ukraine results in immediate aid - when it is needed the most in this darkest hour. Money from donations is allocated daily to frontline volunteers helping provide emergency resources to both refugees as well as those citizens who have remained."
Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine (San Jose), in Partnership with Nova Ukraine
"Calling to all kind hearts in Bay Area and neighbors! Let’s all participate in fundraising for Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine. Money will be spent for bulk order purchasing of humanitarian aid and covering shipping costs. The main destination of aid is Kharkiv, Ukraine, one of the cities that continues to suffer the most."
Hromada/Anhelyk Foundation (San Francisco)
“Anhelyk raises funds for children, whose parents gave their lives in the Russian-Ukrainian war in Eastern Ukraine. For four years now, we have been sending $50 per child of families whose father or mother gave their lives for Ukraine in the Ukrainian-Russian war, as well as providing college scholarships for these kids. The charity has distributed US$99,285 up till now."