Ukraine – how you can help in Perth & Kinross

We’ve all been stunned by the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine and the horrific humanitarian crisis that has followed.

Watching the news reports of fighting in Ukraine’s towns and cities, the terror of the millions fleeing for their lives and the utter devastation that war brings, it’s hard not to feel compelled to do something to help.

For anyone feeling the same way, we’ve pulled together a quick guide of how you can donate both goods and money safely and easily.

 

Goods Donations

The following places have been taking donations of goods to be sent to . Please phone in advance to ensure they are still able to accept donations and what they are most in need of.

Perth & Kinross Libraries

Polish Taste Perth / Polski Sklep

ESOL Perth

Touch of Poland Perth

Perth Polish Saturday School/Scotland

 

What items should I donate?

Warm clothes

Vacuum flasks

Hairbrushes and combs

Shoes

Torches

Toilet paper

Gloves

Prams/strollers

Cleaning supplies

Blankets

Child’s clothes

Nappies for children and adults

Thermal blankets

First Aid kits

Hygiene and care products

Pillows

Plasters

Bottled water (small)

Sleeping bags/mats

Bandages

Tinned / Canned food

Tents

Painkillers

Formula milk

Backpacks

Tourniquets

Toothbrushes and toothpaste

Waterproofs

Female Sanitary Items

Batteries

Towels

Dried Food

Dog Food

 

Monetary Donations

The following charities currently have appeals to help the people of Ukraine:

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is an umbrella body that brings together 15 UK charities who work together in times of crisis. – This includes the British Red Cross, Action Aid and others.

UN Refugee Agency UK

Save the Children

UNICEF

Dog Friendly Perthshire are raising money to help pets of Ukraine and their owners.

 

Some things to remember

Donate to well-established charities with experience in high risk, insecure and dangerous environments and an ongoing relief operation in Ukraine. This is the best way to ensure your money is put to best use.

If you’re unsure about a charity or fundraiser – visit OSCR to check if a charity is legitimate.

Donate to charities based in the UK where possible.

You should not travel to Ukraine. There are serious risks and you may compromise the current relief efforts. Furthermore, legitimate charities will not ask you to travel to Ukraine or the surrounding areas to help with aid.

 

Further reading / sources:

 

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VisionPK are not collecting money for the crisis. Please don’t send any money directly to us.