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Want to help Ukrainians? Consider donating to these charities

Charities around the world are helping the people of Ukraine, and Ukraine refugees, fleeing the Russian invasion of their country.

KIEV CITY, Kyiv city — As Russian forces continue to invade Ukraine, people across the globe are looking for ways to support the Ukrainian people.

From supporting children and refugees to supplying food, medical supplies and more, here's a list of local and international organizations that are collecting donations for Ukraine.

YMCA World Service

YMCA is working with YMCA Ukraine, YMCA Europe and the World YMCA to help those impacted by the ongoing conflict. The Y is currently accepting donations through their World Service Campaign.

World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen is serving hot meals at the border crossing in southern Poland, and is expanding to locations in Romania, Moldova and other countries supporting refugees.


UNICEF is ramping up efforts to deliver aid to hundreds of thousands of children and families whose lives and futures hang in the balance.

Voices of Children

Voices of Children provides psychological and psychosocial support to children and helps them overcome the consequences of armed conflict.

Lifeline Charlotte

Lifeline Charlotte packs meals for countries all over the world and is currently packing meals every week for Ukrainian refugees. Those looking to volunteer can sign up online. Volunteers meet at Gibson Mill Suite 175 in Concord, but donations can also be made on Lifeline Charlotte's website.

Red Cross

The International Red Cross has been on the ground for years, delivering food, fuel for heating, medical supplies and support for housing to those living close to the line of contact in eastern Ukraine. The Red Cross teams now in Ukraine will continue their work to repair vital infrastructure, support health facilities with medicines and equipment, and support families with food and hygiene items.

Save the Children

The children in Eastern Ukraine have grown up in conflict for the past eight years, enduring violence, shelling and displacement. 

Save the Children works in the hardest-to-reach places to make sure the children get the help they need.  

UN Refugee Agency

The agency needs help to ensure it can continue to provide life-saving protection to families forced to flee their homes in Ukraine.

UNHCR has stepped up its operations and capacity in Ukraine and neighboring countries. Donations can help ensure that Ukrainians forced to flee their homes are sheltered and safe.


Donations will help CARE’s Ukraine Crisis Fund reach 4 million with immediate aid and recovery, food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support and cash assistance — prioritizing women and girls, families and the elderly.

International Rescue Committee

The IRC is on the ground in Poland and preparing to support displaced families looking for help.

Project Hope

Project HOPE is actively shipping essential medicines and medical supplies to affected areas in Ukraine.  

United Help Ukraine

United Help Ukraine helps with the purchase of important medicine, medical scissors, scalpels, thermometers, blood pressure monitors, CATs and components of IFAKs. 

Loray Mill helping Ukrainian children 

A Gastonia businessman is independently going to eastern Europe to help Ukrainian children impacted by Russia's invasion. He has set up a GoFundMe account that will be used to purchase school supplies for children.

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