Wisconsin Ukrainians Gather Supplies For Humanitarian, Military Effort In Ukraine

Skip to main content

WISCONSIN — After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine shocked the world and brought destruction to Eastern Europe, a Wisconsin Facebook group is taking donations for the humanitarian effort in Ukraine.

Wisconsin Ukrainians, a Facebook group in the process of becoming a nonprofit organizations, invites residents to send donations of new clothes, new footwear and food to Illinois to be shipped to people in Ukraine.

In Appleton, the group held a supply drive to send to Chicago, where a Ukrainian logistics company flies supplies to Poland, group board member Olga Halaburda Hietpas told Wisconsin Public Radio. From Poland, humanitarian groups drive the supplies to Ukraine to disperse to people.

Find out what’s happening in Milwaukeewith free, real-time updates from Patch.

Wisconsin residents who want to help should buy items online and send them directly to Meest Shipping in Chicago, where it will be packaged and shipped with other donations, the group said in its donation directory.

Here’s what items Wisconsin Ukrainians is looking for.

Find out what’s happening in Milwaukeewith free, real-time updates from Patch.

  • New clothes
  • New footwear
  • Non-perishable food
  • Hygiene products
  • Blankets
  • Bedding
  • First aid kits

Here’s The Obama Foundation List Of Charities For People In Ukraine

Fight For Right

Fight For Right, led by Yuliia Sachuk, coordinates accessible shelters, evacuations and emergency services for Ukrainians living with disabilities, the foundation said.

Hungarian Helsinki Committee

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee usually works with refugees with Hungary, but now the organization is focused on helping asylum seekers in Ukraine with free legal assistance.

Fundacja Ocalenie

This foundation supports migrants integrate in new societies and with their personal development, the organization said in its website. Currently, Fundacja Ocalenie is supporting African and Indian students halted at the border to Poland.

Polish Migration Forum

This organization is offering a free crisis hotline to help people affected by the war in Ukraine, including people who have fled the country, families worried about their children’s well-being and people who have relatives in Ukraine and are feeling a sense of hopelessness, the Obama Foundation said.

See the full list of charities to Ukraine here.

The rules of replying:

  • Be respectful. This is a space for friendly local discussions. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated.
  • Be transparent. Use your real name, and back up your claims.
  • Keep it local and relevant. Make sure your replies stay on topic.
  • Review the Patch Community Guidelines.

Read More…

Related Posts


Milwaukee Celebrates 12th Annual 414 Day

MILWAUKEE, WI- Whether it’s beer gardens, Brewers, Bucks, brats, bags, or old fashioned cocktails, everything you love about Milwaukee will be celebrated on Thursday, April 14 which is 414 Milwaukee Day. The big day got started in 2010 by a few friends as a joke but it ended up growing...


Brousseau’s Homer Helps Brewers Top Cubs

Milwaukee Brewers CHICAGO, WI (WSAU) –Mike Brosseau had a pinch-hit solo homer that broke a 4-4 tie in the 7th inning and helped Milwaukee salvage one game of the three game series at Wrigley Field 5-4 on Sunday.Rowdy Tellez added a two homer and Willy Adames a solo shot. Adames...