Your donation will go where the need is greatest, helping people all over the world to recover after disaster.
Facing the Ukrainian winter
In April, missiles cut through Olga and Dina’s apartment block, tearing down walls and blowing out windows.
The two friends were evacuated to safety. But when they returned a month later, there was no power, gas or water. No windows. No heating.
Thanks to supporters like you, in June we were able to provide the tools needed to make their homes livable again.
But now, as temperatures begin to dip below zero, people like Olga and Dina now urgently need protection from the cold.
We’re responding to disasters around the world this winter. Help us to be there for families wherever the need is greatest.
Help people to survive the winter
These items are representative of the type of aid we are supplying to Ukraine. Aid items, designs and models may vary.
Your donation will go to our General Fund, which will help families in Ukraine as well as elsewhere.
Given the scale of the need in Ukraine, much of the funds our supporters have donated this year have been directed to that response. ShelterBox has distributed thousands of mattresses to people living in collective centres like schools and churches. We are supporting refugees in neighbouring countries with high priority items they can carry with them, like hygiene items and cash. We will also be distributing thermal blankets, clothing, and emergency repair kits – including tarpaulins and timber – to help people fix damaged roofs, seal windows and doors, keep the heat in and make homes watertight ahead of the winter months. The most vulnerable households will also be given solid fuel stoves, and a supply of firewood.
ShelterBox are still active in Ukraine – and elsewhere around the globe – and we believe that the best way for us to be impactful right now is by staying flexible. Keeping donations unrestricted is the simplest way of us achieving this and ensuring that we can respond wherever and whenever most needed.
Funds raised by this appeal absolutely will contribute to our Ukraine response as part of our General Fund, however it is essential that we also have funds available to support those affected by disasters elsewhere and therefore we are unable to restrict individual gifts to Ukraine.