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How to Help Ukraine

Like many people worldwide, we at Charitable Travel are deeply saddened by the invasion in Ukraine, and have been searching for things that we can do as individuals to support Ukrainian citizens during this period of unrest.

1. Donate to charities benefitting Ukrainian people.

One of the best ways to directly support people in Ukraine is to donate to any of the many humanitarian aid charities around the world. We’ve collated a list of a few charities with specific Ukrainian appeals.

2. Purchase downloads from Ukrainian Etsy Sellers.

A quicker way to get funds into the pockets of Ukrainian’s is to set your Etsy search to show shops in Ukraine. Make sure to purchase downloadable files and PDFs so the seller doesn’t have to post anything to you. There’s loads of products that you can purchase, from sewing and embroidery patterns, to digital art, to children’s drawings. Take a look here.

3. Subscribe to Ukrainian creators on Patreon.

Patreon is an online platform for people to support creators and artists by subscribing and receiving exclusive content. Patreon has also recently announced that it won’t be charging usage fees for Ukrainian creators until the end of May this year – every penny of your subscription will go to the creator. Sign up to Patreon here.

4. Rent an Airbnb.

Many individuals in the travel industry have been renting an Airbnb in Ukraine, and informing the host that they won’t be staying. This is another way of insuring that your donation goes straight to a Ukrainian citizen and could also mean that the host can use your booking to house refugees. Take a look at some of the properties here. 

5. Sign up to host a refugee with Airbnb.

Airbnb is funding short term housing for up to 100,000 people fleeing Ukraine, and you can help by offering temporary stays for free (or at a discount) through Airbnb.org.

You can also donate to the fundraiser to help fund stays. 100% of your donation goes toward connecting people with short term housing.

6. Go shopping with Charitable Shopping.

Charitable Shopping is an affiliate shopping site, like Top Cashback, but instead of you recieving the affiliate commission – it’s donated to the charity of your choice at no extra cost to you. 

All you need to do is register for free at charitable.shopping, and shop online with your favouite retailers, from Currys, to Whittards, to Missguided. More retailers are added every week.  Find out more at charitable.shopping.

7. Make your travel plans count.

Every time you make a booking with us at Charitable Travel you can donate 5% of your holiday price to the charity of your choice at no extra cost to you. We sacrifice a portion of the travel agency commission to allow you to make a completely free (to you and the charity) donation to a great cause. 

Let’s say you wanted to book a holiday that comes to £1,000, and you decided to donate to UNICEF. 

With us your holiday booking will generate a donation of £50 – and when donated to UNICEF, this donation could help provide a family with an emergency water and hygiene kit. 

8. Sign petitions to put pressure on the UK Government.

There are currently an abundance of petitions on change.org aimed at requesting the UK Government to provide more assistance to citizen affected by the conflict, such as this one, which calls for more support to refugees, and this one, calling for safe passage out of Ukraine for Africans and other people of colour.

9. Email Your MP.

There are currently an abundance of petitions on change.org aimed at requesting the UK Government to provide more assistance to citizen affected by the conflict, such as this one, which calls for more support to refugees, and this one, calling for safe passage out of Ukraine for Africans and other people of colour.

10. Support Ukrainian Media.

Donate to this GoFundMe to keep Ukraine’s media and journalists operating under these incredibly challenging circumstances.

Support the Homeless with a holiday booking from Charitable Travel