To Our Valued Community: Along with millions of others, we have been devastated by the massive humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine due to Russia's unprompted attacks. 

One easy way you can help is to donate. Our Gift for Good program has generated more than $5,000 for charities so far (click here for more info). We've added a number of organizations listed below to our previous list, so take a look when you check out today. Charity Navigator has created a "Giving Basket" to make impactful giving easier and support multiple nonprofits in one convenient checkout.

Another simple way to get involved is remain informed about the conflict. Hashtags like #BlackInUkraine #BIU #AfricanInUkraine and #ChefsForUkraine, for example, have been an integral part of getting international attention on important issues.

Finally, please use caution when repeating what you read/hear on social media...consider the source, and refrain from spreading disinformation.

If you'd like more information on how specific organizations are helping the relief effort in/for Ukraine, click the links below. All of these have earned high marks from both Charity Watch and Charity Navigator for being financially efficient and transparent. (Many have also been added to our Gift for Good program.) Please join us in supporting their ongoing efforts.

World Central Kitchen
(Knit-for-Food Annual Knitathon partner)

Americares
(based in Stamford, CT)

Save the Children

Black Women for Black Lives (BW4BL)*
(supporting Black lives, particularly students who are stranded in Ukraine)

Urgent Action Fund
(supporting women, trans, and nonbinary activists)

Outright Action International
(Ukraine Fund, supporting the LGBTIQ community)

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

United Help Ukraine

Project Hope

Global Giving
(Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund)

Center for Disaster Philanthropy
(CDP Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Recovery Fund)

Medecins sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders

Heart to Heart International

International Medical Corps

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*BW4BL is a relatively new organization and does not have enough history to have been fully vetted by Charity Navigator et al; however, we have chosen to include it due to its proven strength in supporting the Black community trying to leave Ukraine.