Help support Ukraine relief

March 3, 2022

If you would like to support relief efforts for Ukraine, the Community Foundation of Broward is ready to make sure your donation creates the greatest impact possible for those in need.

We will direct your dollars to organizations with proven track records of providing effective relief in the midst of complex humanitarian emergencies.

To make a donation, please contact Amanda Kah at akah@cfbroward.org.

If you prefer to give online, click here to go to donations webpage of the Community Foundation website. On the donations webpage, select “Community Foundation of Broward Administrative Support” and then in the “Additional Information” box write “Ukraine Relief.” You can also specify the name of one of the recommended relief organizations included below.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has already claimed thousands of lives and caused more than 2 million Ukrainians to flee their country for safety. There is a desperate need for food, shelter, medical care and so much more that your support can help provide.

Here are several ways you can make a difference for the people of Ukraine:

Save the Children

Founded in 1919, Save the Children is a global leader in child health. Their mission is to provide kids with a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. As of 2020, the organization has provided 197 million children resources in the areas of Humanitarian Relief, Health, Education, Public Policy and Child Protection.

You can help Save the Children provide children and their families fleeing the war in Ukraine with food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support and cash assistance.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) works around the world to to restore health, safety, education economic wellbeing and power to those devastated by conflict and disaster. The IRC is currently on the ground in Poland supporting displaced children and families by procuring medical supplies and essential items, such as sleeping bags and blankets, for distribution at reception centers on the Ukrainian/Polish border.

You can help the International Rescue Committee provide food, medical care and emergency support services to refugee families who have fled to Poland.

Airlink

Airlink partners with aviation and logistic companies around the world to transport relief workers and emergency supplies for reputable non-governmental organizations (NGOs) responding to humanitarian crises around the globe.

Currently, Airlink has activated its Europe Regional Response Plan, providing transportation for assessment and emergency response teams from 11 nonprofit partners to Poland, Hungry, Romania and Moldova.

Your gift will help Airlink ensure that more emergency relief teams are transported to the countries that need them

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Rights

The Urgent Action Fund (UAF) for Women's Human Rights protects, strengthens and sustains women and transgender human rights defenders around the globe. UAF intervenes quickly when activists report emergency situations by responding to serious threats in 72 hours and disbursing funds on the ground within 1-7 days.

Your donation will help the Urgent Action Fund (UAF) for Women's Human Rights support requests from women's groups and individuals in Ukraine seeking:

  • Security and support with emergency evacuations
  • Legal, financial and medical support
  • Shelter for children, women, and all other civilians
  • Access to alternative communication channels (mobile internet, power banks, VPNs, proxy, spare phones, and tablets)

World Central Kitchen

Mobilizing local partner restaurants, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian crises around the world. Working at a 24-hour pedestrian border crossing in southern Poland, WCK began serving hot, nourishing meals within hours of the initial invasion of Ukraine and have now set up at eight border crossings across the country. Additionally, the organization is supporting local restaurants preparing meals in eight Ukrainian cities including in Odessa, Lviv, and Kyiv. WCK teams are also on the ground in Romania, Moldova, Hungary, and arriving soon to Slovakia.

You can help World Central Kitchen get nourishing meals to the people who need them most.

Jewish Federation of Broward County

Ukraine’s estimated 200,000 Jews rely on the strong presence built up through years of Federation support that is today serving as a lifeline for the community. Through their partner agencies JDC, The Jewish Agency for Israel, and World ORT, they’re there on the ground every day of the year, helping the most vulnerable and supporting programming to help younger generations reimagine Jewish life where it was all but destroyed. But today, the need is different. As the crisis in Ukraine escalates, thousands have come under fire in areas across the country. Thousands more have fled the fighting. Federations are planning to allocate millions of dollars to our partner agencies on the ground. Immediate and short-term needs already total about $24.5 million.

Emergency funding will focus on:

  • Helping people make Aliyah (immigrate) to Israel
  • Securing the local community and its institutions
  • Maintaining critical welfare services
  • Assisting internally displaced people in multiple locations.
  • Launching an emergency hotline
  • Securing temporary housing for people in transit
  • Purchasing satellite phones to maintain communications across the region
  • Securing five Jewish schools and training staff to manage crisis needs

United Way of Broward County

United Way has launched the United for Ukraine Fund in response to the urgent and growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. As families migrate to safety across Europe, trusted partners on the ground, United Way Romania, United Way Hungary and Fundacja Dobrych Inicjatyw (Good Initiatives Foundation) in Poland, stand ready to aid those who have been displaced by this crisis. They are working with local partners to determine the needs on the ground and to address the immediate and longer-term relief needed for those made vulnerable by the fighting.

Immediate support will cover:

  • Transportation
  • Shelter
  • Food and medicines
  • Critical childcare supplies, including infant formula and diapers
  • Hygiene kits, and more
Learn More

To learn more, contact Amanda Kah at 954-761-9503 or akah@cfbroward.org.

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