UKRAINE RELIEF FUND
As the Ukrainian people are facing a crisis, Legacy Collective has prepared a comprehensive response supporting those we feel to be some of the most vulnerable – women, children, and refugees. We have thoroughly vetted the organizations below, and all donations will be divided amongst these nonprofits.
UKRAINIAN RELIEF FUND PARTNERS
The International Rescue Committee In Ukraine, the IRC is working with local partners to provide emergency assistance to internally displaced people. So far, we have supported evacuation efforts for women and children, provided critical information services about housing, employment, refugee rights and registration for displaced people, as well as provided psychosocial care through a dedicated hotline. In the immediate term, the IRC is quickly ramping up cash distributions in Ukraine, carrying out an initial pilot with 500 households as the team works closely with local authorities to identify priority locations for further cash distribution. We are also planning to distribute the first batch of locally procured medical equipment and supplies from a partner’s warehouse to an estimated ten health facilities in eastern Ukraine.
In Poland, where over 2 million refugees have fled, the IRC has established three offices and is ramping up staffing. With IRC support, the Polish Forum for Migration has trained a psychologist to provide services at two accommodation locations in Warsaw. Throughout the month of April, we will be distributing cash support—piloting cash delivery approaches both directly and with partners—to Ukrainians living in major cities, such as Warsaw. It is also a priority to train staff members from partner organizations in protection and safeguarding for women and children, including gender-based violence and prevention. And in Warsaw, we have launched a mobile service for mental health and psychosocial support to displaced people living in shelters and transit sites within the city.
Love Does Due to the trauma of war, new moms are unable to provide for their infants with breast milk and are in need of formula which is in short supply. Without it, babies are dying. Love Does secured 3000 units of formula which is equivalent to 600 infants for 30 days/4 meals a day delivered to maternity wards in Kyiv. We are also working with our contacts on the ground to help with other urgent needs as well.
Of the 2.6million Ukrainian refugees that have fled to Poland, many are in refugee centers in Warsaw. Love Does secured 285,000 meals to be delivered to multiple centers. In addition, we staffed and supplied youth centers at the Warsaw Expo for 5000 Ukrainian refugees. These youth areas act as an oasis to give kids and families much needed activity, relief, support during this traumatic time as they wait to hear of their relative’s safety and whether they can return to Ukraine or will need to start a new life in another country.
There has been a large influx of Ukrainians entering the US through the Tijuana/San Diego border. They are allowed to stay in the US temporarily as a humanitarian parolee as they figure out their next steps. In this transition time, parolees are afforded very few services, so the needs are many. Love Does created and coordinated a San Diego Ukrainian task force made up of over 25 organizations to better serve this community. In addition, Love Does committed resources to provide for emergency housing for several individuals awaiting host families.
Save the Children Save the Children has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, including in the conflict-impacted regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.
This includes supporting their access to education, providing psychosocial support, distributing winter kits and hygiene kits, and providing cash grants to families so they can meet basic needs such as food, rent and medicines, or so they can invest in starting new businesses.
Our specialist teams are also providing children with access to safe, inclusive, quality education.
Together with schools and community centers, we work to help children overcome the mental and psychological impacts of their experiences of conflict and violence, and increase their resilience and ability to cope with stresses in their daily lives.
We call on all parties to the conflict in Ukraine to ensure full humanitarian access to all caught up in the Ukraine crisis.
World Central Kitchen WCK began serving hot meals within hours of the initial invasion of Ukraine, and quickly set up at the eight border crossings with Poland. Since then, WCK’s Chefs for Ukraine response has grown rapidly, and is distributing nourishing food and fresh meals across the region, including Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, and Germany. In addition to WCK’s field kitchen, WCK is working with local restaurants, caterers, and food trucks to provide fresh and comforting meals at border crossings, shelters, and other locations along their journey. WCK is also distributing bulk food product including produce and dry goods to restaurant partners in Ukraine to supplement the strained food supply chain.
AFGHANISTAN RELIEF FUND
AFGHANISTAN RELIEF FUND PARTNERS
Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is the largest women’s organization in Afghanistan, with over 850 local Afghan staff working tirelessly to provide support services to women, children, and families. Working with strategic partners and local stakeholders, WAW’s ultimate goal in Afghanistan is to transform norms of violence and oppression into that of peace and equality. Women for Afghan Women is committed to working towards a world in which Afghan women and girls enjoy peace, justice, equality, and the freedom to participate in all spheres of life and live without fear. This grant will support the needs of Afghan women pertaining to this relief effort here in the Unites States and abroad.
Love Does has been fighting for human rights and providing education to children in conflict zones for over 15 years. They have built a school in Afghanistan and have seen just how much hope an education gives to these students and families who have experienced so much. Their school is led by brave Afghan people who believe wholeheartedly that by empowering these children through education, they can be part of building a more peaceful Afghanistan. These funds will go to their relief efforts as their team continues to carefully monitor the situation.
No One Left Behind is the only nationwide association of wartime allies in the US dedicated to ensuring that America keeps its promise to our interpreters from Iraq and Afghanistan. These brave men and women served right alongside US military and government personnel, and in many cases, directly saved American lives. Our vision is to see that each wartime ally is honored for his or her courageous service. We want their families to achieve the American Dream. This grant will help support the resettlement of refugees under the Afghan SIV (Special Immigrant Visa) Program.
Canopy NWA works to create a community where refugees are welcomed and equipped with all they need to build new lives and thrive. Through the Reception and Placement program, Canopy provides all newly-arriving refugee families with intensive case management and financial support for their first 90 days in the US. Many households are also eligible for the Matching Grant Program, which extends this service up to 180 days. This grant will support individuals and families resettling in the United States from Afghanistan.
The International Rescue Committee began work in Afghanistan in 1988. Our programs span eight provinces and reach millions, with additional support provided to Afghans who have fled to neighboring countries or who have been resettled in the United States. This grant will be used for Afghanistan crisis appeal to meet immediate and related needs.
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INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
Afghanistan is in crisis and refugees are fleeing for their lives. When the world needs help, we’ve witnessed the Legacy Collective community step up time and again to answer the call. We’re asking for your help to send money for relief efforts in Afghanistan. The organizations we’ve chosen are fully-vetted and doing good work. These people need our help and we appreciate you extending support in their time of need!
All Donations are Tax Deductible
Legacy Collective is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our tax identification number is 87-1730864. We maintain a donor advised fund at Pure Charity.
Pure Charity is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code whose tax identification number is 27-4586127.
Adequate records will be maintained and made available to the IRS upon request.
In accordance with IRS regulations, no goods or services were provided to you by Legacy Collective or Pure Charity as part of this contribution.
Donations via Check
Legacy Collective’s Fund at Pure Charity
PO Box 1234
Searcy, AR 72145
If you are donating to the Ukraine Disaster Relief Fund, please indicate Fundraiser Donation ID FUN510560 on the check memo line.
If you are donating to the Afghanistan Disaster Relief Fund, please indicate Fundraiser Donation ID FUN485831 on the check memo line.
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