Donation and Volunteering FAQ
For Refugee Help in the US please refer to this FAQ section.
A: Yes! We are currently accepting medical item donations. Donate medical items here.
A: Yes! Please use this page to donate in BTC, ETH, or other cryptocurrencies listed in the link.
A: We do work with Benevity and YourCause, among other matching platforms, but you will need to check with your employer directly to find out if they are participating. Check if your employer is in cooperation with Benevity, YourCause, or other matching solutions.
A: Yes, we are registered in the US as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN 465335435). You can find our IRS profile here.
A: Yes. According to US law, all donations to 501(c)(3) nonprofits are tax deductible. Our IRS Deductibility Code is PC (public charity).
A: Yes, we will provide you with a tax receipt for your donation. If you haven’t yet received it, please complete this form to request a new tax receipt. (Please note, we ask that you only request a receipt if you really need one, as this process is not yet automated and takes critical time from our staff).
A: We are a volunteer-based organization, and our operational expenses are less than 2% of the revenue we accumulate, meaning that the remainder is used to directly help Ukrainians.
A: Yes! Please see our Get Involved page for resources and information about how to host a fundraiser benefiting Nova Ukraine.
A: At this time we are collecting only critically needed medical items. Donate medical items here.
We are not accepting any other material goods for donation in the US. Fundraising for purchasing critical items in Ukraine and elsewhere in Europe is our current focus; however, we are carefully following developments on the ground and will adjust our priorities accordingly.
Please consider sending a monetary donation via our donation page here. We cannot emphasize enough how much of an impact your monetary donation, however big or small, will make at this time. Thank you for your support!
If you would still like to deliver materials items to Ukraine now, there are a few alternative options, thought they do require that you organize shipping and logistics yourself. Nova Poshta has several global warehouses including one in the US (East Hanover, NJ), and they have also recently started sending humanitarian aid through Warsaw, Poland, in collaboration with Dnipro LLC with collection in Roselle, NJ. MEEST company accepts humanitarian aid packages if you’re able to pay $2.30/lb. Please use this link and see this telegram bot to learn about which items would be most useful to send. If you are able to ship internationally, there are more options in Europe (1, 2, 3). Additionally, independent same-day courier “Crisis Logistics Center” company can connect you with carriers willing to deliver your shipments to Ukraine.
A: In addition to keeping our chief focus on providing humanitarian aid, providing support to any military is against our nonprofit status. If you would like to donate to the Ukrainian military cause, we recommended donating to these organizations:
A: At this time, we strongly discourage going to the Ukrainian borders in person. There are currently enough local volunteers providing assistance, and additional travelers run the risk of further straining the region’s already increasingly challenged infrastructure; however, if you are determined to go or are already in a neighboring country, we recommend that you check the following resources:
A: We truly appreciate your kind offer of support. Please note that there are few Ukrainian refugees in the US currently due to visa laws; however, this may change with new legislature.
To submit your space for hosting via Airbnb.org, please navigate to: https://www.airbnb.org/help-ukraine. Here you will be able to create a new Airbnb listing for refugee support, or opt-in your existing listing to offer your space to Ukrainian refugees.
You can also submit your housing availability through one of the following websites:
A: We would love to have your help! Please fill out our volunteer form and someone will be in touch with you soon.
A: Spread the word! Contact your elected representatives and ask to support Ukraine with financial, material, and military aid. You can also sign petitions like the below:
- Terminate relationships with Russia-linked companies (change.org),
- Close the airspace over Ukraine (openpetition.eu)
- Ban Putin Sponsored Media in Canada (change.org)
(Find more petitions here.)
A: Unfortunately we cannot provide personal help at this stage. Please check with the local volunteering resources (in Ukrainian/Russian) below:
For a list of volunteer centers, click here (in Ukrainian language).
If you find a local volunteer group that is efficiently helping people on site but is in desperate need of financial resources, please let us know and we will see what we can do.
A: Please email us at [email protected] with the details of your inquiry and someone will get back to you.
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