Resources to Help Ukraine

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On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale, unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Below, I collected the resources and ideas for people in North America to support Ukraine and learn about its culture.

Financial donations for the Armed Forces:

1. National Bank of Ukraine account for Ukrainian Armed Forces

2. Volunteer fund Come Back Alive (Kyiv)

3. Volunteer fund Razom for Ukraine (a 501(c)(3) organization based in New York, NY)

4. Donate to a volunteer you know personally who is working with a group of trusted people to deliver the necessities (medications, equipment, etc.) directly into the hands of the doctors or armed forces members. This offloads the larger volunteer funds and speeds up the logistics.

Humanitarian aid donations:

1. National Bank of Ukraine account for humanitarian aid

2. Canada-Ukraine Foundation collects humanitarian aid

3. Voices of Children provides psychological support to children affected by the war

4. Tabletochki Foundation works for children with cancer

5. If you are in Montreal, please consider bringing the following (in any quantity you can) to Église Catholique Ukrainienne Saint-Michel (2388 Rue D’Iberville, Montréal, QC H2K 3C6). The volunteers there have the means to deliver aid effectively and directly to Ukraine. For more information about what’s needed and an Amazon list, click here.

Medications:

✓ Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds (Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Acetaminophen, Motrin, Aspirin, Naproxen)
✓ Pain-relief creams (Finalgon, Deep Relief, etc.)
✓ Epinephrine (for asthma patients)
✓ Over-the-counter antihistamine medications
✓ Blood sugar monitors
✓ Over-the-counter anti-anxiety medications (including herbal)
✓ Medications to improve sleep

Products for newborns:

✓ Baby food (Similac, or other powder kinds)
✓ Baby and women’s hygiene products
✓ New baby clothes (0-12-month-olds; babies are susceptible to allergies and there’s not always the ability to wash or disinfect used clothes).

Dry foods:

✓ cookies in cardboard boxes
✓ nut mixes, dried fruit mixes
✓ pasta (in small/medium packs)
✓ cereals
✓ canned soups

6. Other Canadian organizations that work to support Ukraine:

Ukrainian Canadian Congress
Ukrainian Canadian Congress Montreal
Ukrainian National Federation of Canada 
Ukrainian World Congress
Shevchenko Foundation
Ukrainian Youth Association Montreal – CYM
Ukrainian Youth Association Montreal – Plast
Ukrainian Organization for Newly Arrived Immigrants – ZUSTRICH
UNF – Montreal Branch
Father Josaphat Jean Foundation
League of Ukrainian Canadians – Montreal

7. Churches in Montreal:

Ukrainian Catholic Parish of The Assumption Of Blessed Virgin Mary (6175 10th Ave, Montreal, Quebec H1Y 2H5) collects donations to distribute among Ukrainians arriving in Montreal
St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, the first Ukrainian Catholic Church in Montreal
St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church
St. Sophie Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral

Ukrainian Media:

Read official sources (in Ukrainian/English) or use Google translate to gain access to news reports that may not necessarily be making it to various English or French-language channels. Every time someone speaks the truth, the truth prevails.

President Zelensky’s official page

Kyiv municipal administration

Головнокомандувач ЗС України / CinC AF of Ukraine

Defense Minister of Ukraine

Українська Правда, a Ukrainian independent online newspaper in English (founded in 2000 by Georgiy Gongadze)

U24

Euromaidan Press 

Kyiv Post, the oldest English-language newspaper in Ukraine, founded in 1995 by Jed Sunden

Ukraine World

The New Voice of Ukraine

Vox Ukraine 

Ukrainian State Resources:

The Centre for Strategic Communications and Information Security, within the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

Center for Countering Disinformation

First-hand accounts of the war collected by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine (in Ukrainian)

Resources on Ukrainian Culture:

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Preservation Resources and Aid Organizations by International Foundation for Art Research

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) answers questions about Russia’s war against Ukraine in brief videos, under 10 min each. You can submit your own questions to ciusweb@ualberta.ca and view the recorded videos on this YouTube channel.

Museums & Art:

Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex, Kyiv

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago

Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago

Ukrainian Museum in New York City 

Ukrainian Institute of America, New York City

National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide, Kyiv

Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center, Kyiv

Oseredok, one of North America’s largest Ukrainian heritage resource centres with a museum, art gallery, and archives

Ukrainian Museum of Canada, a network of museums in several locations across Canada

UNESCO sites in Ukraine

National Museum of Pottery, Opishne (Poltava region)

Borys Voznytskyi Lviv National Art Gallery digital catalog 

Film:

Dovzhenko Center, a film archive and cinematheque, member of the International Federation of Film Archives

Documentary Film Festival Docudays

Ukrainian Studies Programs Abroad:

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies 

Ukrainian and Slavic Studies, University of Saskatoon (a list of resources)

The Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University

Center for Ukrainian Canadian Studies, University of Manitoba

The Ukrainian Canadian Research & Documentation Centre, Toronto

Books, Publishing, Culture:

Arthuss (publisher of books about art and design), of note is Permanent Revolution: Art in Ukraine, the 20th to the Early 21st Century by Alisa Lozhkina, 2020. Full text in English is available here: https://www.arthuss.com.ua/pdf/Permanent-Revolution.pdf

Rodovid Press (publisher of books about Ukrainian art)

The International Book Arsenal Festival, Kyiv

Ukraine Book Institute (published a catalog New Books From Ukraine, 2019)

Chytomo, a resource about culture and publishing

Harvard Library of Ukrainian Literature

The Tompkins Agency for Ukrainian Literature in Translation

Ukrainer, a travel project (articles, videos, and a book)

PEN Ukraine

Ukrainian Institute, Kyiv

Recent Oral History Projects:

Writings from the War

Ukrainian Witness

War. Stories from Ukraine

Історії про війну

If you’d like to report an error or add additional sources to this list, please email me at tanya@tm-editorial.com.

Thank you for standing with Ukraine. Your contributions, actions, ideas, and words combined help protect democracies, save lives, and build a better future for the free world.

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