Office of Civic Engagement

Ways YOU Can Help The Citizens Of Ukraine

More than 42,000 Ukrainians call Ohio home. More than 4,100 of them live in Parma, Ohio. If you are interested and able to help the citizens of Ukraine who are currently being impacted by the war, please check out the links below. These organizations are assisting Ukrainians with food distribution, border reception and transportation, medical supplies, pet support, and the evacuation of children in this conflict area. There are 44 million citizens of Ukraine, to date, 2 million refugees have fled the country. 1 million of those refugees are children.

Charity Navigation
Created a list of highly rated nonprofits that are responding in Ukraine.

MedWish International
Not-for-profit organization that saves lives by repurposing surplus medical supplies and equipment to provide humanitarian aid. 

Cleveland Maidan Association
Focuses on supplying parcels of medical supplies to those in need, whether they are refugees in bordering countries or wounded civilians/soldiers in Ukraine. | 

Direct Relief
Working directly with Ukraine's Ministry of Health to provide requested medical aid, while also preparing to provide longer-term aid to people displaced or affected by the conflict. 

American Red Cross and Ukrainian Red Cross
Volunteers are working to provide relief items to those fleeing Ukraine; including food and hygiene parcels, water, first aid supplies, SIM cards for cell phones, and much more.

Humane Society International
Rushing funds to support local groups who are helping rescue animals displaced and devasted by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Global Giving
Created the Ukraine Crisis Relief fund where donations will help affected communities, in Ukraine, with a focus on the most vulnerable groups, including children, that need access to food, medical services, and psychosocial support. 

International Rescue Committee
Responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, such as the one in Ukraine, and help people to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. 

Save the Children
Delivers essential humanitarian aid to children and their families, such as food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support, and cash assistance.