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reeshau

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Re: Donating to Ukraine
« Reply #50 on: March 10, 2022, 05:57:33 PM »
I don't know about best, but WCK is working inside Ukraine, in addition to its main focus on the border feeding refugees.

Update on what they are doing:  https://wck.org/news/chefs-for-ukraine

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Re: Donating to Ukraine
« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2022, 11:05:59 AM »
Won’t add to the list of good places to donate. We sent $ to the Canadian Red Cross for Ukraine, while our gov’t was matching donations. There are plenty of good options.

But here’s a strategy that was satisfying: we rounded up some stuff we meant to sell online someday, posted it all as “garage sale for Ukraine” and explained all the $ would go to the Red Cross. Priced stuff to sell.
Everything sold in one day, and 2 of 3 buyers volunteered to pay extra “for the cause.”
So now we’re looking for more stuff we don’t need . . . .


For anyone interested, the Canadian government has increased it's match to the Red Cross from 10 million to 30 million.  Just donated there today.
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Re: Donating to Ukraine
« Reply #52 on: March 11, 2022, 11:33:40 AM »
Donated to both WCK and Care.org today.

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Re: Donating to Ukraine
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2022, 07:10:57 AM »
I donated a little to the Ukraine armed forces yesterday. What is happening to Mariupol is ghastly... dogs eating the bodies of children in the streets. https://euromaidanpress.com/2022/02/27/verified-ways-to-help-the-ukrainian-army/

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Re: Donating to Ukraine
« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2022, 01:30:12 PM »
My company has an employer match on the first 3k or so that you donate every year, so I've been using them to maximize $$.  The IRC, UNICEF and the Red Cross have specific donation funds for Ukraine that my employer matches. 

Also I've been contributing to a gas money fund for my BIL and sister in Europe to transport Ukrainians from the border in Moldova and help house them in Vienna. 

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Re: Donating to Ukraine
« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2022, 01:58:22 PM »
SO did a fundraiser on FB for World Central Kitchen for her birthday. She hit her first goal ($1000) in two days, and ended up with $4600 being donated.

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Re: Donating to Ukraine
« Reply #56 on: March 31, 2022, 02:12:22 PM »
My wife and I donate to Polska Akcja Humanitarna. They are providing shelter, food and clothing for the millions that have left Ukraine, most of them to Poland.

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Re: Donating to Ukraine
« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2022, 12:14:36 PM »
I was really moved when I read about World Central Kitchen, which has a team on the ground in Poland and is providing hot meals to the thousands of refugees crossing the border from Ukraine. According to Charity Navigator, it has a 4-star "exceptional" rating, and 85.7% of donations go directly to such programs.

Wanted to punt this thread to the top again. Also, FWIW, we gave to the World Central Kitchen. Impressive outfit.