Beyond Shelter: help displaced persons in Ukraine

This page is for making donations quickly to the Shelter Project, an initiative of East Europe Foundation, a Ukrainian foundation that seeks to create positive change in the lives of ordinary citizens and help those most in need. Any funds raised on this site are 100 percent transferred, after bank charges, to implement the Shelter Project. There are NO administrative costs in running this gofundme appeal. You can also opt to make a direct bank transfer/wire to support the project here. NEW! Now you can also make a contribution directly through the paywall at Eurasia Foundation (a network partner 501c3) here 

How you contribute does not matter. That you contribute does.

This page is made with the consent of East Europe Foundation, by an individual who helped establish the foundation in 2008.
About the project:
Following the ongoing Russian military attack on Ukraine, East Europe Foundation has immediately focused on persons who, like themselves, have been forced to flee their homes and make a new life, at least temporarily, in a new place. While many have been become refugees in neighboring countries, countless more have remained, seeking refuge in other parts of the country, away from the frontlines.  Current forecasts are that there may be up to 7.1 million internally displaced persons in Ukraine. The majority are women, children and the elderly; they are all tired and exhausted.

Though some organizations help these internally displaced people to find accommodations, they also lack basic services and traditional networks to meet everyday needs. Working through East Europe Foundation's network of over 500 local partner non-governmental organizations, the Shelter Project builds community relief and resilience and provides emergency support to those who most need it.

Shelter Project activities include:

1. Support and supervision to a network of hospitality stations where people will be able to get food, fresh water, medicines, and other necessities.

2. Procurement and distribution of humanitarian aid which arrive in Ukraine from abroad.

3. Assistance to non-governmental organizations that provide humanitarian assistance to displaced people locally.

4. Collection and dissemination of information about population groups that require humanitarian aid (cities under blockade, hospitals, communities, etc).

Your personal contribution can support these activities.

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Ruth McCole 
    • $100 
    • 7 d
  • Stephen Sutherland 
    • $250 
    • 9 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 14 d
  • Kimberly Sommer 
    • $100 
    • 19 d
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Gavin Weise 
Washington D.C., DC