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Where to donate to help Ukrainian refugees


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Zoe Romanowsky - published on 03/15/22

These 9 Catholic organizations are on the frontlines welcoming, feeding, and assisting refugees from Ukraine.

One of the best ways to support refugees is to support the individuals and organizations assisting them. Right now there are many groups making sure that refugees crossing the border into Poland and other neighboring countries are receiving the help they need.

These 9 experienced and reputable Catholic organizations are bringing hope and assistance to many needy people and welcome donations to make that possible…

The Knights of Columbus Solidarity Fund

The Knights of Columbus is a global Catholic fraternal service order founded by Michael J. McGivney in 1882. Working with their Councils in Poland as well as the the Latin and Greek Catholic Churches in Ukraine, the Knights have been responding to the growing refugee crisis by providing temporary shelter, food, clothing, medical attention, and communications support. 100% of any donations they receive goes directly to support humanitarian aid in Ukraine.You can make a donation here.

Caritas Poland


Caritas provides aid to victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts around the world. It is the largest charity in Poland and made up of 44 diocesan Caritas organizations, which act at the regional level. You can make a donation here.

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international humanitarian agency serving the poor and vulnerable around the world. CRS responds to major crises, working with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need. You can make a donation here.

Jesuit Relief Services

Jesuit Relief Services (JRS) is an international Catholic organization that assists and advocates for refugees and other forcibly displaced persons around the world. JRS was founded by Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, in in 1980 to respond to the plight of Vietnamese refugees fleeing their homeland during the Vietnam war. You can make a donation here.

Aid to the Church in Need

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is an international Catholic pastoral aid organization, which assists more than 5,000 projects worldwide. For over 74 years, under the guidance of the pope, ACN has provided pastoral and humanitarian assistance to the persecuted Church around the world in over 145 countries. You can make a donation here.

SemperFidelis Foundation for the Archdiocese of Lviv

The purpose of the SemperFidelis Foundation is to support the development of the Archdiocese of Lviv, Ukraine, especially the development of pastoral activity, social and economic exchange, and providing charitable aid to the needy. You can make a donation here.

The Humanitarian Aid Fund of The Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is part of the ecclesiastical territory (archeparchy) of the Catholic Church in the Eastern United States. Its episcopal see is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Humanitarian Aid Fund allows the Church to assist Ukrainians during this time of war.You can make a donation here.

Catholic Near East Welfare Association

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Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) works in areas of the world where there is poverty, war, and displacement. CNEWA provides funds to ensure that the Eastern churches and the devoted religious sisters who run clinics, schools, orphanages, and other sanctuaries can continue their essential work. You can make a donation here.

World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a not-for-profit NGO that rushes to the front lines after major crises and natural disasters to provide meals to the hungry. It was founded in 2010 by celebrity chef and humanitarian José Andrés. While not a Catholic organization per se, Andrés has said that what drives his work is his Catholic faith. You can make a donation here.

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