Weekly recap of March 7 2022

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It’s been a week since the launch of People For People. After getting over 1.000 enquiries in a few days time, the foundation has already been able to fulfil some of the highest priority requests they’ve received so far. 

With a local team member on the ground in neighbouring cities of Ukraine, People For People is keeping close eyes and ears on what’s happening in the area in real time. This way they can take quick action, shift priorities when needed, and help provide things that people are actually in need of on a daily basis.

In collaboration with various donors, People For People is proud to share that they have supported refugees with the following items:


43 pallets of relief goods were delivered by Picnic (in combination with Kennis Transport who arranged free transportation to Poland and Ukraine), including:

  • Baby milk: 5.200 babies can now be fed for 1 week.
  • Nappies & wipes: 1.500 babies can now be changed for 1 week.
  • Sanitary products: 3.000 women now have this healthcare necessity covered for 1 month.


  • SIM cards: 200 people can now keep in touch with their loved ones and stay informed.
  • Power banks: 600 people now have access to fully charged power banks and can keep in contact with others on-the-go.


  • Hotel rooms: With food and clothing also provided, 30 women refugees with children (who were standing in crowds of people trying to flee the train station) have been able to safely rest the night with their families.
  • Communal tents: Arranging transport services, 1.000 people will get bed frames, mattresses and sleeping bags to soundly sleep the night in communal sleeping quarters.


  • Bank accounts: More than 100 people have opened free bunq bank accounts to be able to easily make payments outside of the Ukraine and receive funds from abroad.
  • Work visas: In partnership with iPermit, 25 people have received highly skilled migrant (HSM) visas to be able to work abroad and live with their families in the Netherlands.

Are you interested in further helping People For People in their mission to provide necessities to those affected by the Russia-Ukraine war? Requested as high-priority by locals, they are currently looking for donations for the following items:

  • Medical supplies and bandages,
  • Thermal blankets & vests,
  • Power banks,
  • Walkie-talkies,
  • Nonperishable foods (or those with long expiration dates),
  • Flashlights,
  • Winter boots (in good condition for Ukrainian Territorial Defense).

Please get in touch with them directly at https://www.peopleforpeople.info/ to discuss how you can help. Thank you.

About People for People

People for People Foundation is a growing entrepreneurial movement joining forces to get as many people affected by the Ukrainian war to safety as possible. We match people and foundations in need with companies that can fulfill these needs. We enable organizations such as Movement On The Ground, Takecarebnb, OpenEmbassy, FastLaneUkraine, On My Way UA, Netherlands for Ukraine and Lifeline Ukraine to increase their impact.

To maximize the positive impact of our initiative, foundation 'Stichting People for People' was founded by Joris Beckers (Picnic), Robert Vis (Messagebird) and Ali Niknam (bunq). Pieter Jan Krevel and Jesse van der Meulen (Aimforthemoon) have been appointed as co-directors of the foundation. A team of 50+ volunteers have joined the organization so far to support our mission.

After already receiving thousands of requests for help, we continuously identify the most urgent issues to help people and foundations in Ukraine, neighboring countries and those who arrive in the Netherlands.

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