We have watched in sadness as the military conflict increases between Ukraine and Russia and like many wonder what we can do to support the many thousands of people displaced by war.
If you wish to donate finanically there are a number of charities on the ground seeking support:
The Ukrainian Red Cross, which does loads of humanitarian stuff, from aiding refugees to training doctors. Donate here.
The British Red Cross, which has launched an appeal to raise funds for food, medical supplies, shelter and water. Donate here.
Revived Soldiers Ukraine, which funds medication and medical supplies for army hospitals on the front line. Donate here.
Nova Ukraine, a Ukraine-based non-profit that provides civilians with everything from baby food and hygiene products to clothes and household supplies. Donate here.
Sunflower for Peace, which provides first-aid backpacks to doctors and paramedics on the front line. Donate here.
Voices of Children, a charity that focuses on helping children recover from the psychological trauma of war. More info here.
Doctors Without Borders, whose base in Ukraine provides treatments for a range of regional diseases and medical problems. More info here.
The Kyiv Independent, a Ukraine-based English-language newspaper. Not to toot our own horn, but journalism can be pretty damn important. Help keep accurate news reports coming by donating to The Kyiv Independent’s Patreon and GoFundMe pages.
Project HOPE, a humanitarian organisation that provides medical supplies and assistance to refugees both in Ukraine and once they’ve fled to surrounding countries. Donate here.
International Medical Corps, whose teams are already on the ground in Ukraine delivering medical and mental health care. Donate here.
CARE, an international aid organisation aiming to provide food, water, hygiene kits, social services and more to Ukrainians in need. Donate here.
UNICEF, a global charity focused on the welfare of children, providing water, nutrition, healthcare and education. Donate here.
UNHCR, a UN organisation focusing on helping Ukrainian refugees both in Ukraine and in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Donate here.
Save the Children, an international charity providing children with food, water and safety. Donate here.
Choose Love, a non-profit that doesn’t just provide medical care, food, clothing, shelter and legal aid, but also helps support Ukraine’s LGBTQ+ community. Donate here.
Local donation points and needs:
St Andrews Benn School. These must be taken to the school by next Wednesday 9th March so time is of the essence.
Here is the list of items requested:
Clothing (only good quality clothes which people would be happy to receive themselves)
Toiletries (new toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, sanitary items, brushes, combs, everything and everything)
Long life/non perishable food
Pots and pans
Baby food/nappies/bottles with teats/wipes etc
Hats and gloves for adults and children
Torches and batteries
New underwear and socks
Bottled water (500 ml each)
Sleeping bags or duvets
First aid items including dressings – lots of different sizes
Pain killers – paracetamol, ibuprofen and cough mixtures/tablets
Baby bottles with teats
Baby milk including anti allergy milk
Children’s juices in plastic bottles
Pet food – canned and dry food, leads and collars
The Polish Centre, 54 High Street, Leamington Spa. Deadline 5th March
Please note clothes are not required other than whats listed
POLISH CENTRE, LEAMINGTON SPA: AID FOR UKRAINE DONATIONS
In response to the horrific news coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we felt the need to help the Ukrainian people in any way that we could. We would like to appeal to any local people and companies that would like to contribute the following items to our Aid for Ukraine collection based at the Polish Centre, 54 High Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 1LW. Any donated items should be left by the main door by Saturday 5th March 2022 when we are expecting the first HGV transport to leave for Ukraine.
Wednesday 02/03/2022: 08:00 - 19:00
Thursday 03/03/2022: 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 04/03/2022: 10:00 - 19:00
Only these specific items are being collected at the Polish Centre:
1. Bulletproof vests / body armour / military protective equipment
2. Electricity generators
3. Power banks / portable chargers
4. Torches and batteries
5. Insulated ground sheets
6. Sleeping bags
7. Bed linen / sheets / high tog quilts
8. Emergency thermal blankets
10. Hygiene products:
• toothpaste and toothbrushes
• liquid soap
• toilet paper
• women's sanitary products
• disposable nappies
• paper towels
11. Disposable tableware:
• cups, plates, cutlery
12. Bin bags.
13. First aid kits
14. Disinfectants and dressings:
• sterile dressings
15. Only thermal / cold weather clothing
NB. ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER CLOTHING WILL BE ACCEPTED.
We will also accept cash and bank payment donations to our charity account, 100% of which will be passed directly on to charity organisations which we have already been supporting in Ukraine for several years:
PCM Leamington Spa
Please, add the reference UKRAINE to these payments.