What is Needed?
Financial donations are used to support the needs of our arriving guests, such as grocery cards, emergency shelter, and other necessities not covered by other programs. Our single biggest expense is grocery cards and ensuring access to food share programs is available to newcomers.
100% percent of donations we receive go toward assisting displaced Ukrainians on Vancouver Island. Staff are paid by separate funding from the Government of British Columbia. We do not use general donations for staff wages. (Please note that we do pay fees of 3.2% on all credit card donations). We post weekly financial updates here.
How You Can Help
We can accept financial donations of any amount via e-transfer to [email protected] by credit card or by cheque.
Click to donate by credit card (monthly): Any amount | $50 | $100 | $500 | $1000
Click to donate by credit card (one-time): Any amount | $50 | $100 | $500 | $1000
Please note: We are a provincially registered non-profit, however we are not yet a federal charity. As a result, we cannot issue tax receipts.
We gladly accept donations of grocery cards to distribute to Ukrainians for the following stores: Thrifty Foods, Fairway Market, Save-on-Foods, Superstore/Loblaws, Wal-Mart, Quality Foods, and Country Grocer.
Please mail cheques and grocery cards to:
Help Ukraine Vancouver Island Society
c/o Karmen McNamara
3033 Cook St
Victoria, BC V8T 3S8
Donation of Goods:
Our welcome basket teams can accept small, new, items for inclusion in welcome baskets. Items include toiletries, diapers, charging blocks, menstrual pads, underwear and socks (new, in package). If you would like to donate such items, please email the Welcome Basket Team.
We also maintain a Wish List of items that newcomers frequently request. You can order these items from Amazon and they are shipped directly to us. We distribute them to Ukrainians via Welcome Baskets and at Food Share events.