Ukraine Relief Charities
As the war in Ukraine continues, so does the need for help. Many of you asked us to recommend Ukraine relief charities. We looked into it and developed a list of U.S.-registered relief organizations that provide emergency aid and shelter to Ukrainian soldiers, displaced citizens, and refugees.
By using your TisBest Charity Gift Card to support Ukraine Relief Charities, you will:
- Provide ready-to-eat meals for soldiers
- Provide food and supplies for displaced civilians
- Help refugees find temporary housing in neighboring countries
- Secure and transport much needed medical supplies
- Send food, candy, and coloring books to children at the Lviv train station
- Provide pet food and veterinary supplies to vet clinics
Every Donation Makes a Big Impact
“As an American who established residency in Ukraine a week before the war started, I immediately felt compelled to help. A close friend and I created The Sunflower Project, funded by Americans, to provide immediate emergency relief to Ukraine. In addition to supporting the largest refugee center in Warsaw, our organization provides food, transportation, and emergency medical aid to Ukraine and Poland. A small donation of $20 buys enough candy and coloring books for over 50 children at the train station in Lviv. A $50 donation buys 6000 calories of field rations for those who cannot leave the war-torn areas of Ukraine. One donation of $150 buys a special field medical kit that will save many lives.”
– Kevin Raison, Co-Founder, The Sunflower Project
Organizations Directly Supporting Ukraine Relief
To support one of these charities with your TisBest Charity Gift Card, click the “Spend a Gift Card” link below and choose Ukraine Charities on the charity categories page.
Alight works closely with refugees, trafficked persons, and economic migrants not just to meet basic needs, but to build lives of joy, dignity, connection and purpose. They provide health care, clean water, shelter, protection, and economic opportunity.
Whether it is a sudden emergency or an ongoing crisis, CARE works to aid people in need around the world. CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty and serving individuals and families in the poorest communities.
Direct Relief’s assistance programs focus on emergency preparedness, disaster response, and the prevention and treatment of disease. Their medical assistance program equips health professionals working in resource-poor communities to better meet the challenges of diagnosing, treating, and caring for people in need.
GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT MISSION
GEM works across the globe as a first responder, dedicated to restoring hope in disadvantaged communities and supporting those impacted by a crisis with disaster relief, food, water, and cash cards. In Ukraine, they work to provide aid, help with relocation & housing, and assist Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian refugees in the region.
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS
IMC is dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering across the globe through health care training and medical programs, medical assistance for people at highest risk, and rehabilitation of devastated health care systems. In Ukraine and the surrounding region, IMC teams are working to help refugees and expand access to medical and mental health services for those living in affected communities.
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. They provide food, medical care, and emergency support services to families whose lives are shattered by conflict in countries like Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen.
Mercy Corps works to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping to build secure, productive, and just communities in more than 40 countries around the world. They are on the ground in Ukraine, Romania, and Poland, providing funding to local organizations and working to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs.
Project HOPE empowers health care workers to expertly implement and teach innovative lifesaving solutions around the world, working side-by-side with communities to respond to disasters and health crises. In Ukraine, Poland, Romania, and Moldova they are delivering medicines, medical supplies, mental health support, and other urgent assistance.
RAZOM FOR UKRAINE
Razom fosters Ukrainian democracy and civil society through a global network supporting democracy activists and human rights advocates throughout Ukraine. They provide critical humanitarian war relief and recovery, evacuating vulnerable populations, and advocating for Ukraine.
The Red Cross brings shelter, food, and comfort to those affected by disasters. They collect lifesaving donated blood and supply it to patients in need, provide support to armed service members and their families, train communities in CPR and first aid, and assist neighbors abroad with critical disaster response, preparedness, and disease prevention efforts. In Ukraine, the Red Cross is distributing emergency aid and lifesaving medical supplies, providing first aid training, and supporting evacuations and logistics pipelines for critical deliveries into Ukraine.
SAVE THE CHILDREN
Save the Children works in the U.S. and around the world to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. When crisis strikes and children are most vulnerable, they are among the first to respond, delivering lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.
ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies families need to survive in the immediate aftermath of disaster. A typical ShelterBox contains a family tent, blankets, water purification, cooking equipment, a stove, a tool kit, a children’s activity pack, and other vital items to help families live independently and with dignity.
SUNFLOWER OF PEACE
Sunflower of Peace provides medical and humanitarian aid for people affected by violence in Ukraine. They help orphans, internally displaced persons, and, recently, those most affected by COVID-19 and the Russian military invasion of Ukraine.
THE SUNFLOWER PROJECT
The Sunflower Project is a grassroots organization providing immediate emergency relief to the people of Ukraine. In addition to supporting the largest refugee center in Warsaw, they provide food, transportation, and emergency medical aid to Ukraine and Poland.
UKRAINE TRUST CHAIN
Ukraine Trust Chain funds 100% volunteer teams in Ukraine who make urgent deliveries including medicine, first aid, baby formula, food, and hygienic products. Teams evacuate children and seniors from the front lines — often under fire — and provide basic needs to the volunteer defense forces.
UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
UCU Foundation supports and funds the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. Since the war began, they have also partnered with other charities to send aid to settlements and provide vital medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and medical units.
UNICEF USA relentlessly works to deliver the essentials that give every child an equitable chance in life: health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more. Their humanitarian work in Ukraine focuses on meeting the most critical urgent needs for safety, health care, safe water and nutrition, and protection while also safeguarding children’s rights and long-term well-being.
USA for UNHCR
USA for UNHCR provides essential services such as food, water, and medical care to people displaced by crisis, from their greatest time of need through the months and likely years that many are displaced from their home countries. In Ukraine they are distributing emergency supply kits; helping set up transit centers to assess the needs of newly displaced people; and providing temporary shelter and cash assistance for the most vulnerable families to address urgent needs.
WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN
WCK is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. They build resilient food systems with locally led solutions, bringing hot meals, grocery kits, fresh ingredients, and non-perishable goods to all communities – even those that are Russian-occupied.