Weekly recap of June 3, 2022

People for People Foundation (P4P) is a collective of entrepreneurs joining forces to get as many people affected by the Russia-Ukraine war to safety. Here’s what happened last week.

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Providing access to digital education for children in Poland

Last week, People for People reached out to Vodafone Foundation and matched them with Movement On The Ground - a foundation responding to a humanitarian crisis affecting the innocent men, women and children forced from their homes by war . As a result, the Vodafone Foundation will go to Poland this weekend with a team to help them set up the internet and connectivity at the Orphanage, where 121 Ukrainian children live. It’s the biggest priority as this allows kids to follow homeschooling. The current internet is minimal and insufficient for all kids to follow home school. This way they can offer them digital access to education for kids.

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Together with Pastaficio, People for People delivered 10 pallets of pasta (78.000 meals) to Lifeline's Ukraine warehouse. The next stop is Ukraine!

One of the best importers of authentic pasta in the Netherlands, Pastaficio gave the People for People organization a significant discount to acquire 10 pallets full of premium spaghetti of Sgambaro. This transaction was done in partnership with LifeLine Ukraine. So now, 10 pallets of pasta (78.000 meals) are delivered at the Lifeline's warehouse. Next stop is Ukraine!

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People for People Jobs

Last week we announced People for People Jobs — a platform for people affected by the Ukrainian war looking for a job. And we have significant results,

Total of 438 people in the database, 42 sign-ups since last week. 

251 new people since we’ve started promoting 

And we keep on going! Our goal is to make meaningful introductions throughout our community of organizations seeking to support people in need and during their job search. We periodically send open vacancies and information about offline events that we plan with our trusted partners around employment (matchmaking events & others). Check it out here.

Our first matchmaking event is done! 

In collaboration with bunq & VENU lifestyle workspace, People for People Foundation organized a matchmaking event for people affected by war who are looking for a job yesterday. We received 93 sign ups and those 16 highly qualified talents, some of them will become part of the Bunq team soon!


More events are coming; stay tuned!

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bunq open 1000 more bank accounts for people affected by war this week

Partner bunq helped open more 8800 bank accounts (during the last three months) after collaborating with several Dutch municipalities.

Volunteers for the Movement on the ground needed!

Our partner Movement on the Ground is looking for volunteers in Poland, ideally for 3-4 weeks. They will be directly in contact with the kids,  preferably people with a pedagogical background. Bonus points if they speak Polish or Ukrainian. If selected, Movement on the Ground covers transportation to the place, accommodation and food. Interested or know someone? Here you can sign up: https://peopleforpeople.recruitee.com/o/volunteer-ukrainian-kids

Movement On The Ground is on a mission to dignify refugee reception across the globe. After their excellent work in Greece, they are now also supporting people affected by the Ukrainian war. Here is the interview with the founders, to learn more about the organization: https://press.peopleforpeople.info/214446-people-for-people-joins-movement-on-the-ground-in-supporting-their-activities-including-suppo

To increase our impact we need more companies and people to join our mission to support as many people affected by the Ukrainian war. If you or someone you know is willing to help donate to the foundation (in goods, money donations, or any other way), please contact them directly at https://peopleforpeople.info

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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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