Crisis in Ukraine
Crisis In Ukraine
On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in an unprovoked act of war, displacing millions of Ukrainians and their pets. The support from our community was immediate and inspiring. Within thirty days, we had fundraised more than $436,000 to respond to this rapidly evolving humanitarian crisis.
In partnership with Greater Good Charities, we’re providing emergency relief to help people and pets impacted by the war. Whenever possible; the food, blankets, and toys that are donated are made in Ukraine, providing economic relief to Ukrainians.
We've also partnered with Siobhan's Trust to donate hot pizzas and other food items to those in need of nutritious meals and lifted spirits. At times, as many as 2,000 pizzas a day are being handed out to feed the hungry mouths of displaced people, first responders, volunteers, and anyone who needs them.
As this crisis continues to unfold, our response will evolve to meet the need where it is greatest.
Every day, when you click the "Click to Give" button on GreaterGood or play Games that Give and Trivia to Give, GreaterGood funds food and supplies to the people and pets of Ukraine.
See how you are helping Ukrainians here.
Your daily clicks make a difference, but the need in Ukraine and neighboring countries is profound. By making a direct donation to our "Crisis in Ukraine" emergency fund, 100% of your gift will support Ukrainian people and pets impacted by this war. You can also buy products to show your support of peace in Ukraine. Every purchase from our Ukraine collection will fund an extra donation to support GreaterGood’s relief efforts.
Updates From The Field
Celebrating One Year of Liberation for Ukrainian Towns
The war is far from over, but there are small victories to celebrate for many villages in Ukraine. These towns were once under Russian control but have now been liberated for one full year!
Tsyrkuny, located about 10 km from Kharkiv, is one of the villages that Russian forces invaded early in the war, and the small town quickly became a stronghold from which the Russians sent out tank and artillery attacks on Kharkiv and the northern Saltivka district until its liberation in May of 2022. Novomoskovsk, in the Dnipropetrovsk region, is another city that has been liberated from Russia for one full year.
To celebrate, creative teams performed in national Ukrainian costumes. Borscht and special breads were prepared and eaten. There was music, dancing, and all-around merrymaking. Our partners cooked thousands of pizzas for the festival goers.
Sending Aid to the Frontlines in Ukraine
With the help of Greater Good Charities and Siobhan's Trust, we've been able to get food, blankets, and a variety of supplies to those who have been displaced after Russian attacks destroyed their homes in various parts of Ukraine. Here's one example:
In late April, 2023, our partners visited Berezovo, Ukraine, which is only 15 km from the frontlines. That area of the country experiences daily shelling episodes. Bombings have destroyed their school and cultural center, and many stores and businesses have closed, leaving residents almost completely reliant on volunteer organizations to bring them food and supplies. There are often power outages due to the attacks, and families spend most of their time in their basements for safety.
Around 500 families used to reside in Berezovo. Now only 150 remain. Our team brought in 150 food boxes to feed those families for about a month, along with 300 blankets.
Donate now to enable us to continue helping those in crisis!
Help for Displaced Blind Ukrainians
In April, we visited a shelter for the blind in Dnipro, Ukraine. The shelter is located inside a factory that was originally established by the Ukrainian Association for the Blind and used to employ the visually impaired in making railway tracks. Now the director has turned it into a home for blind and visually impaired people who have been displaced from their homes during the war, mostly in the Donetsk, Kharkiv, and Kherson regions.
Nina Yevtushenko, GreaterGood's on-the-ground representative in Ukraine, visited the facility with Greater Good Charities. She reports that the facility is very clean and well-run, but it is still crowded, with 10-15 people living in a room together. She helped distribute food boxes and hot pizzas to the residents of the factory.
Send a food box to someone in need today!
Ukraine Mother & Infant Aid
Children are among those suffering the most during the war in Ukraine. Because of resource shortages and the fact that people's belongings are often being destroyed or left behind in the chaos of war, families sometimes cannot find formula, baby food, clothing, and other products needed to keep their young ones safe, warm, and fed.
GreaterGood's new Mother and Infant Aid Kits aim to help ensure babies and children in Ukraine have all their basic needs met. Our kits contain items like bottles, formula, diapers, wipes, socks, mittens, pacifiers, soap, toothbrushes, toys, and blankets.
Stand with these mothers and their innocent children!
Ukraine Pizza Parties
As the war in Ukraine rages on, more and more refugees have returned to be reunited with their families, creating an even larger need for assistance in war-torn areas where resources are scarce and infrastructure systems are not as reliable as they once were. In partnership with Greater Good Charities and Siobhan's Trust, we're funding as many as 2,000 personal pizzas per day to be cooked and distributed in various areas of the country that have been hit hardest by the fighting.
This isn't just a warm and nutritious meal - for many people, it's also a chance to socialize and raise their weary spirits. It's a chance to restore their faith in humanity and watch children joyfully dance to the music. It's a sign of hope and a welcome respite in the midst of disaster.
Help us continue this mission!
Ukraine Food Assistance
Recently, our non-profit partners at Greater Good Charities were on the ground and able to offer direct assistance to first responders in the aftermath of a Russian bombing. On March 2nd, 2023, at 1:45 in the morning, two Russian rockets hit a five-floor residential building in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. The building was badly damaged, and at least thirteen people have been reported killed.
Rescue crews from all over Ukraine worked around the clock for five days to pull the remaining survivors out of the rubble. During that time, GGC joined with volunteers from the Charitable Foundation M.R.I.Y.A. and Siobhan's Trust to cook pizzas and other food for all the first responders, volunteers, displaced people, and anyone else in need of sustenance. GreaterGood continues to fund these pizzas and other food and supplies as needed.
Help ensure Ukrainian families are fed in their time of need!
Ukraine - One Year In
It's been one year since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The UN estimates that over 5 million Ukrainians, many with pets, have registered as refugees in neighboring countries, while over 8 million are internally displaced.
In the course of a year, we've raised $1.3 million for the Ukrainian cause. We've delivered 4 million hot meals and other supplies to people in 100-plus locations in Ukraine and Poland. We’ve also contributed 35,000 Ukrainian-made wool blankets and 268 life-saving medical kits to areas that needed them. 1,200 toys have been donated to Ukrainian children in Poland and Ukraine, and more than $27 thousand went to fund the rescue and relocation of wildlife out of war-torn areas. We’ve even distributed 9.5 million pounds of nutritious kibble for hungry pets who’ve been caught up in this devastating war as well.
With your support, we were able to do the following in 2022:
Fund 2.2 million meals for Ukrainian pets and shelter pets.
Provide over 2,280 Winter Relief Kits filled with food items to make 80 meals, hygiene items, warm socks, and fleece jackets.
Distribute 300,000 pizzas to hungry people of all ages with our partner Siobhan's Trust.
Send 25,000 wool blankets to keep people and pets in Ukraine warm this winter.
Give over 1,200 toys to children in Ukraine and refugees in Poland.
Raised $27,000 to rescue and relocate wildlife out of war-torn areas.
Send medical supplies, including life-saving CAT tourniquet sets for field medics.
And much more...
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