These contribution opportunities were suggested by the companies we profiled in the companion piece, "Ukrainian software developers: Email and photos from the war zone."
NBU Fundraising Account: According to their website, "This account is meant for charity contributions from Ukraine and from abroad. The Ministry of Social Policy will channel the raised funds to support Ukraine's citizens severely affected by the war."
Donate goods and food to Ukranians: If you live near any of the cities listed at this link, you can bring goods and food to be delivered to Ukranians in need by Nova Poshta Global.
Help host evacuating Ukranians: UkraineNow works to find relocation destinations for evacuees.
Save the Children: Save the Children is operating an emergency fund for displaced Ukrainian evacuees.
Razom Emergency Fund: Razom unites various Ukrainian activists. Razom Emergency Response is providing critical humanitarian war relief and recovery according to the most urgent needs as they evolve.
Nova Ukraine: Nova Ukraine is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine.
MacPaw Development Fund: The MacPaw Development Fund has been sourcing medical supplies and distributing them to hospitals, financing the production of protective gear for the Ukrainian Army and territorial defense units, supplying the military with cell phones and computers, and printing maps for patrols in Kyiv.
World Central Kitchen: WCK arrived in Poland on Feb. 24th to help refugees arriving from Ukraine. In response to the February 24 attacks on Ukraine, the WCK team is serving hot, nourishing meals at a 24-hour pedestrian border crossing in Southern Poland.
The Salvation Army: The nonprofit's "Love Beyond Conflict" campaign is asking donors to support families fleeing crisis in Ukraine to help provide peace and safety.
Team Rubicon: Serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from humanitarian crises. The nonprofit is pre-positioning its mobile Emergency Medical Team in Poland to assist the mass crowds of refugees crossing the border every day.
Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE): A crisis response organization that brings immediate aid and recovery to underserved communities across the globe. In immediate response to the crisis in Ukraine, the CORE team is on the ground in Poland supporting the immediate needs of refugees. CORE's initial efforts are focused on distributing hygiene kits and supplying refugees with cash assistance to help families get access to life-saving items such as food, water, and safe transit to shelter.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation: Honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001, as well as our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice for our country. On March 10, the nonprofit committed $1 million to the children of Ukraine in an effort to help them find safety amid the conflict in their country. Additionally, T2T is collecting additional donations to amplify their impact and provide relief.
Unclutter's Help Ukraine Fund: Unclutter has a neat approach. If you donate, they'll give you a free copy of Unclutter (note: I use this every day) and the funds you donate will go to local volunteers and charitable organizations.
Help rescue, feed, and relocate animals: UAnimals helps shelters financially, provides them with food, and tries to evacuate animals to other countries.
Donate to support journalists on the ground: Donations to the 24.02 Fund provide bulletproof vests, helmets, fuel, sat phones, diesel generators, walkie talkies, and relocation help for journalists' families.
Join a peace protest: This Google table lists upcoming peace protests and additional information about each protest's organizers.
The Spend with Ukraine campaign: The campaign encourages the international community to support Ukrainian businesses, which produce value and support the economy, by purchasing our products and services.
Donations to the Ukranian Army: This is a direct donation link to an account that disburses funds to the Ukrainian Army.
Donations to Ukraine's military via National Bank of Ukraine: This is another direct donation link that disburses "to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine."
Come Back Alive: This fund supports the Ukrainian Armed Forces with, according to the fund, "financing purely defense initiatives. Since 2014 we have provided around 1000 thermal imagers and over 250 UAVs. In addition to the material support, we increased the technological capabilities of the Army through providing 1,500 tablets with Armor software aimed at stopping the artillery."
Support Ukrainian defenders: The KOLO fund, a charity fund created by IT specialists from Ukraine, provides soldiers and volunteers with helmets and body armor, satellite phones and tactical radio equipment, quadcopters and drones, and thermal imagers and sights.
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