People for People continues to receive various inbound requests offering and requesting support. Here’s what has happened last week to further help those affected by war in Russia and Ukraine:
Raising over €424.000 for supplies through customer donations, People for People’s partner Picnic will now also host a school for 50 Ukrainian children aged 11-18 at MK15. Apart from keeping up their education, they hope to provide a sense of structure and create a safe place for the children to meet other kids who have fled the war. The curriculum is provided by online Ukrainian school sources and will be supported by both Ukrainian and Dutch teachers. Alongside classes, psychologists will provide mental support and partners are donating laptops and headphones.
After collaborating with several Dutch municipalities, partner bunq helped open 2.550 more bank accounts for those in need: quadrupling the number of bank accounts opened for Ukrainians since last week. Now more than 4.700 Ukrainians have been able to get access to free accounts to safely hold and spend euros.
People for People had 3 team members join the foundation: Marine Liesenhoff (Projects & Foundations Coordinator), Martijn Beenen (Corporate Partnership Manager) and Mark Borst (Project Manager). Now they can help even more people in their efforts to support those fleeing the war.
Multiple volunteer roles are still available to further grow the team and expand their work for those most in need. You can see an overview of current positions still open and apply here.
To house even more Ukrainians fleeing the war, People for People will now add Booking.com and Belvilla as its latest accommodation partners. In partnership with the foundation, Booking.com will offer free and discounted accommodation options at 600 hotels across Europe, while Belvila will work to offer private homes to families seeking accommodation.
Are you interested in further helping People For People in their mission to provide necessities to those affected by the Russia-Ukraine war? Based on demand of partner organizations, they are looking for more companies to receive high-priority donations from: such as for food, medical supplies, and baby food. If you or someone you know is willing to help donate to the foundation, please contact them directly at https://peopleforpeople.info.