Need a Holiday Gift Idea? Donate to a Ukrainian Charity

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UkraineMany companies choose to make a donation during the holiday season in place of gifts to employees and customers. As the war in Ukraine rages on, here are 10 charities that have set up funds to send immediate assistance.

Here are 10 charities where you can donate money to help the people of Ukraine:


UNICEF tweeted: “As needs in #Ukraine escalate in line with the conflict, UNICEF is rapidly stepping up emergency response efforts throughout the country, providing critical supplies, access to safe water, child protection and more.” Help today.


CARE has set up a Ukraine Crisis Fund, which will provide immediate aid including food, water, hygiene kits, support services and direct cash assistance. Donate now.

Sunflower of Peace

This nonprofit organization created by a Massachusetts resident, Katya Malakhova, is raising money to prepare first aid medical tactical backpacks for paramedics and doctors on the front lines. There is a Facebook donation site here.

Voices of Children Foundation

This charitable foundation, based in Ukraine, has been serving the psychological needs of children affected by the war in the country’s east since 2015. Many of its psychologists are based in the regions of Luhansk and Donetsk and now it is providing assistance to children and families all over Ukraine. Donate now.

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

The UNHCR is working with the authorities, UN and other partners in Ukraine to provide humanitarian assistance wherever necessary and possible. Donate here.

Save the Children

Your donation to Save the Children’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund can help provide children and families with immediate aid, such as food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support and cash assistance. Donate now.

Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders

MSF is working right now in Ukraine with local volunteers, organizations, health care professionals and authorities to assess the best way it can assist those affected by this conflict. Learn more here.

Project HOPE

Project HOPE is on the ground responding to this crisis and is actively shipping medicines and medical supplies to assist Ukrainians. Donate here.

International Committee of the Red Cross

The ICRC has been working closely with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society to provide emergency assistance such as food, water and other essential items, as well as to support hospitals and primary healthcare facilities with medical equipment and emergency preparedness. Donate now.

Global Giving

All donations to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund will support humanitarian assistance in impacted communities in Ukraine and surrounding regions where Ukrainian refugees have fled. Your donation will provide:

• Shelter, food, and clean water for refugees
• Health and psychosocial support
• Access to education and economic assistance, and more. Donate here.

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