A selection of resources in support of the people of Ukraine

Alongside our sister company Creative Lives in Progress, we’ve pulled together a set of resources supporting Ukraine, shared by our team and community – from places to donate and find key information, to creative responses and fundraisers.

Date
3 March 2022

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Over the past week, the world has watched in horror as the people of Ukraine have suffered immeasurably as a result of the Russian invasion. At the time of writing, an estimated one million refugees have fled their homes, while countless others remaining in Ukraine live in turmoil as their country is under attack.

We stand in solidarity and support of the Ukrainian people and everyone affected by this war, and wish to use our platform to help. So, here, we’re sharing a growing list of resources put together with our sister company Creative Lives in Progress, shared by our team and community. They include places to donate and volunteer; creative responses to the crisis including projects, campaigns and fundraising sales; key information for those who need it; and other useful links, such as a free photo bank to tackle Russian government propaganda, a list of Ukrainian illustrators to commission, and a callout for help with Ukrainian artist visas.

We want this list to grow, so if you’d like to suggest an addition please email jb@itsnicethat.com with the subject line Ukrainian resource list.

Charities

Unicef is working to scale up humanitarian delivery in the east and expanding across Ukraine as needed

Red Cross donations are used to reach people in urgent need from providing food and first aid to supporting hospitals, educating people on the risks of explosives and helping to repair homes

UNFPA is helping pregnant women and newborns in Ukraine

OutRight Action International is collecting donations for organisations inside and outside Ukraine who are supporting LGBTIQ people in search of shelter, safety and security

Sunflower of Peace is providing medical and humanitarian aid to be used by the paramedics and doctors in the areas that are affected by the violence in Ukraine

The Voices of Children Foundation supports children with the psychological consequences of war

Support Hospitals in Ukraine

Donations and collection points

Ukrainian London has listed a range of collection points in London for humanitarian and medical aid items, from Holland Park to Hounslow

White Eagle Club (South West London) is collecting donations of clothes, bedding, medication, toiletries, sanitary products and other essentials; alternative link here

Biblioteka (Peckham, London) has set up a humanitarian aid Donation centre for Ukraine in its library space. They are looking to gather life-saving medication, first aid, medical consumable and equipment. The items needed are listed in this spreadsheet

North London Collection Centre is collecting a range of donations from blankets and clothing to antiseptic wipes and paper towels

Ukrainian knitwear brand Warm Hugs Only are taking donations through its website to support people in its community

OutRight Action International is collecting donations for organisations inside and outside Ukraine who are supporting LGBTIQ people in search of shelter, safety and security

Ukrainian Social Club

Kilburn collection point

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival is donating all festival ticket proceeds to SOS Children’s Villages Ukraine emergency appeal

Creative responses

Kyiv-based creative agency Banda has released a short film about the crisis.

Ukraine-based content platform Depositphotos has launched a free-to-use bank of images of the war, to tackle disinformation in Russia, and raise awareness worldwide.

List of Ukrainian illustrators (via Olga Protasova)

Veselka (via Instagram)

Jeremyville (via Instagram)

Davar Azarbeygui (via Linkedin)

Pentagram (via Instagram)

SoliType (via Instagram)

Editor of Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, Dmitry Muratov, publicly stands against Putin’s government press controls via The New Yorker

Comment from Raimundas Malašauskas, curator of the Venice Biennale Russian pavilion

Ellie at Guts Gallery is looking for help from anyone representing UK institutions to give references to Ukrainian and Russian artists fleeing their home country and trying to get a talent visa. Contact ellie@gutsgallery.co.uk if you want to help, or know of artists who need help.

A group of journalists, illustrators and translators in Ukraine have created War. Stories from Ukraine on Instagram and Facebook, telling the stories of Ukrainian people

In The War Diary of Yevgenia Belorusets a Ukrainian artist, photographer and writer uses her blog to chronicle a dramatically changing Kyiv

The Growing Sunflowers campaign encourages people across the UK to to download and display a sunflower symbol, to show their support for the people of Ukraine, welcome refugees and demand action from the UK government.

33 Letters for Ukraine is an independent event inviting designers to draw 33 letters of the Ukrainian alphabet to express solidarity with Ukraine, celebrating its culture, history, and language.

Ukrainian Motion Design Serhii Serbin has teamed up with Kyiv-based designer Olla Kuzovkina to create a set of downloadable posters to say: “Дякую” (Thank You) for help Ukrainians have been receiving since the war began.

Ukrainian anti-war charity Come Back Alive has launched the charity campaign Thoughts and Prayers ft. comedian Ahir Shah, asking audiences to “stop sending thoughts and prayers for Ukraine” and contribute donations instead to help stop the war.

Together for Ukraine, a new piece of street art from Maser in Walthamstow, allows the public to donate to Ukraine by pointing their smartphone at the piece.

Ukrainian artists and illustrators have reinterpreted World War II information posters and created The Never Again Gallery project.

Banda agency has launched an open call inviting creatives to submit works in any medium that tell the story of Ukrainian bravery. The deadline is 27 June; the 100 bravest works will be sold as NFTs in support of Ukraine.

Print, typeface and clothing sales

Sascha Lobe and People of Print (note: this has now sold out but follow Sascha for updates on potential further editions)

JJ Lorenzo photographic prints

Matt Willey LT2 Stencil typeface

Studio Proba X Stephanie Chefas Projects auction

Aysha Tengiz is donating all proceeds from print sales this week to Choose Love’s Ukraine crisis fundraiser

Michael Wall

Matt Murphy print auction

Accept & Proceed is donating all proceeds from its Buy Light. Give Light. print sale to the Kyiv Independent

Sarah Boris has launched a Love print for Ukraine, all proceeds go to Unicef Ukraine

The Seriously Nice Shop is donating 100 per cent of profits from its first poster release to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Kidlit4Ukraine Charity Raffle is a fundraising art raffle by UK-based children’s book illustrators, raising money for Ukraine via donations to UNICEF

The latest Pictures for Purpose print sale raises funds for Ukraine through donations to World Central Kitchen

Rowing Blazers has collaborated with artist Richard Haines for a t-shirt in support of Save the Children’s Ukraine Crisis Relief fund

100 per cent of the profits from Lorenzo Quinn’s NFT collection Support Ukraine, Stop the War will be donated to The Ukrainian Red Cross Society, Nova Ukraine, and Sunflower for Peace

Photographer Catherine Losing has launched a charity print sale with OOZE, all profits will be donated to Voices of Children

Massive Attack has launched a 3D art print with all proceeds going to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)’s Ukrainian humanitarian appeal

100 per cent of the profit from Sarah Louise Kinsella’s Ukraine Sunflower A2 poster print sale will be donated between Polish Humanitarian Action and UNICEF

AMP Agency has launched a series of prints to raise funds for Voices for Children, a charity providing psychological and psychosocial support to the youth of Ukraine.

Reverberate Ukraine, a NFT project with Ukrainian photographer and surrealist artist Alexey Kondakov, will be auctioned by Bonhams, London between 2 and 12 May with all proceeds going to World Central Kitchen’s Chefs for Ukraine, a non-profit feeding people on the frontline.

Ukrainian agency Provid and R&R Partners have launched a line of clothing and accessories featuring symbols embodying the hope and independence of the Ukrainians; 100 per cent of funds raised from sales will go directly to World Central Kitchen.

Collected resources / information

A literary guide to understanding Ukraine, past and present (via Electric Literature)

Real ways you can help Ukraine as a foreigner

How to support marginalised people in Ukraine (via Trippin)

How can you help the people of Ukraine from abroad? (via The Guardian)

Resources for Ukraine (compiled by Patrick Thomas)

How you can help Ukraine (via Mayor of London)

Trans People Stranded and Alone in Ukraine Following Russia’s Invasion (via Vice)

Resources to Support Ukrainians (via Accept & Proceed)

Posters in support of Ukraine that can be downloaded, printed, used during demonstrations or posted online (via Pogotowie Graficzne)

HelpYouFind.Me is an end-to-end encrypted platform allowing users to share their location and store account information and documents like passports and identifications. It is free to use for people in Ukraine

є!Креатив (!Creative) is a platform to help support creatives in Ukraine, by facilitating brands and businesses worldwide to work with Ukraine’s creative talent. Brands, startups, agencies, as well as Ukrainian creatives are invited to sign up at https://e-creative.io/

Reporters Without Borders initiative The Truth Wins provides access to censored articles and independent information by prominent journalists from Russia by typing national lottery numbers into Twitter.

Petitions to sign

Offer fast track asylum to any Ukrainians displaced due to the invasion (via UK Government and Parliament Petitions)

Waive visa requirement for Ukrainian refugees (via UK Government and Parliament Petitions)

Support for those fleeing Ukraine

Airbnb is placing 100,000 refugees in temporary homes. Donate or sign up to become a host here.

Resources for African students trying to flee Ukraine (via AMAKA)

Helpful information for African students fleeing Ukraine (via @thejeddyo)

Help Afro-Caribbean students leaving Ukraine, donate via Paypal here (via Tokunbo Koiki)

Nigerians fleeing Ukraine Instagram account (via @nigeriansleavingukraine)

Black Foreigners In Ukraine Instagram account (via @blackpeopleinukraine)

FAQ for crossing the Ukrainian border for people with a Nigerian passport

Free online therapy sessions

Therapists for Ukraine

Francesca Elisia X It’s Complicated

Callout for dialogue-free films for kids and parents waiting in line on the Ukrainian-Polish border (via Olesya Shchukina)

Fundraisers

Ukraine Crisis Fundraiser (via Choose Love)

Global support fund (via With Ukraine)

Fundraiser to Support Hospitals in Ukraine⁠ (via Project C.U.R.E)⁠

Help Ukraine in the war with Russia

HERC is raising donations for the Red Cross in Ukraine through its initiative Dutch Streets for Ukraine, transforming Dutch street signs into signs of solidarity

Art on a Postcard and India Rose James will present a mini-auction of thirty handmade postcards from 7 April to 21 April 2022, with all proceeds going to Choose Love in support of its Ukrainian appeal.

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