War is an absolute horrible experience. Most of us in our cozy American bubbles have never experienced it. Most of us have never woke up to bombs. Most of us have never seen war torn cities left in pieces. Most of us have never had to flee for our lives.

The idea of children in Ukraine having to go through this tragic bull shit absolutely breaks my heart.

I recall visiting family in Peru in the late 80s with my mother and waking up to bombs from domestic terrorist attacks. I remember it so vividly, my mother grabbing me and taking shelter under the bed. The bombs were loud and jolting. I was 8 or 9 years old, but that traumatic memory still remains clear in my my head.

While my childhood experience is nowhere near what children and families are enduring right now in Ukraine, I fully recognize how it affected me. Imagine what the severity of the Russian attacks on Ukraine and how it’s affecting those children for the long run. Imagine how many kids won’t survive if allies don’t take action fast. Now think of what kind of world you want your own children and loved ones to thrive in.

Below are numerous ways you can donate to and support the people of Ukraine. A little goes a long way. If you are not in a place to donate monetarily, there are other ways you can support Ukraine that don’t involve money.


This San Francisco-based organization runs a charity, the Anhelyk Foundation, that supports the children of families whose parents died in the fighting in eastern Ukraine. For the past four years, the foundation has supported these families by sending them $50 per child. It also provides college scholarships.
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Project C.U.R.E.

Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E. has been addressing the staggering shortage of medical resources around
the world. The organization is committed to raising $250,000 to send ten 40-foot containers to Ukrainian hospitals in Kyiv, Dnipro, Lviv, Odesa, Zaporizhzhia, and other cities.
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Voices of Children

The Voices of Children organization provides mental health support for children who have suffered trauma from the war in Ukraine. So that no child is left alone with war trauma, Voices of Children give psychological and psychosocial support to children who suffered as a result of war operations. The organization is working in various villages and towns along the frontline in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
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Revived Soldiers Ukraine

Founded in 2016, Revived Soldiers Ukraine funds medication and medical supplies for field and army hospitals at the front lines of eastern Ukraine. The non-profit is dedicated to providing aid to the people of Ukraine so that they may fulfill fundamental rights and freedoms such as right to life, right to appropriate and affordable medical care, freedom of belief and freedom for an adequate standard of living.
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International Committee of the Red Cross

Aiming to help people rebuild their lives and cope with the wider consequences of conflict, the International Committee of the Red Cross has helped families in the Donbas region of Ukraine has helped repair thousands of homes damaged in the conflict, hospitals and primary healthcare facilities, schools and community centers.
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Contact Your Elected Officials

If you’re strapped for cash, you can show your support for Ukraine this easy way. It takes less than a minute of your time. Head over to Democracy.io, pop in your address, select which government officials you’d like to email (I selected them all) and copy and paste the below text into your email (provided by Razom For Ukraine). Customize as needed:

I write to you on this grim day to ask that you move swiftly to act against the unprovoked and unjustified war Russia is waging on Ukraine. As your constituent, I ask that you speak for me in the halls of Congress and say that we will not tolerate this violent assault on Ukrainian sovereignty.

Impose the strictest sanctions possible, targeting the Russian elite. Send as much humanitarian, financial, and military aid to Ukraine as you can. Invest now in the resilience of the Ukrainian people, whose fragile democracy is at grave risk of failing under the pressure of this horrific assault.

The United States provided security assurances to Ukraine in 1994 with the signing of the Budapest Memorandum. As a constituent, I request your support for Ukraine in Congress, to uphold our obligations by suppressing the Kremlin’s destructive actions against Ukraine.”

Razom For Ukraine

Razom creates spaces where people meet, partner and work together to unlock the potential of Ukraine.  They maintain a relentless focus on the needs on the ground in Ukraine to increase civic engagement and on opportunities to amplify voices from Ukraine in conversations in the United States.

For more ways to support Ukraine, please visit Razom For Ukraine’s list of links to donate to and support the people of Ukraine. You can also donate to directly to the Razom For Ukraine emergency response fund.

Sources for this article were collected from the LA Times ,and Razom for Ukraine via one of my favorite music artists Peaches. Thank you, Peaches for sharing your support for Ukraine via all of your social platforms. You inspired me to do the same here, on Grimy Goods and on all of my collective social media platforms. May there be peace.

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