Weekly recap of July 1, 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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RTL news story about how bunq, P4P and dutch municipalities working together to open bank accounts for all Ukranians 

Many Ukrainians in the Netherlands still can’t open their bank account, because they don’t have biometric passports, so they can’t start work and arrange an everyday life. 

RTL shared our story of how volunteers from People for People, bunq team, and Dutch municipalities are working together on this problem:


People for People Jobs 

Last month we announced People for People Jobs — a platform for people affected by the Ukrainian war looking for a job. So far 499 people applied looking for a job.


After several matches with our founding partners Picnic, bunq and Messagebird we are now working together with many other screened and trusted companies to hopefully help as many people as possible to get a job. The coming weeks we will announce the latest vacancies and matchmaking events with companies such as Tempoteam, Ron Blaauw, Wagama and Mooie Boules.


The second matchmaking event with bunq is coming in July!

After a successful first matchmaking event, we are organizing the next one on July 7th at bunq’s office. This is an ideal opportunity to meet people from bunq and explore if there's a mutual match between applicants and the company, to better understand the company’s culture as well as the open positions. Applications are now closed, but you can still have a look at the job opportunities here.

Partnership spotlight: interview with Netherlands for Ukraine

Ksenia Negrutsa from Odessa and her husband Bas Godska stopped their business to help Ukrainians non-stop. They created the Netherlands for Ukraine fund, collected 800 thousand euros in donations, settled Ukrainians in Dutch families 2-3 days after the application submission, and transported cancer care patients and soldiers from Ukraine for treatment in the Netherlands. How do they manage it all - find out in the interview.

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bunq opens 898 more bank accounts for people affected by war this week

Partner bunq helped open more 11400 bank accounts (during the last three months) after collaborating with several Dutch municipalities.


People for People goes to Movement on the Ground orphanage in Poland 

We are happy to share that member of our team will be in Poland at the orphanage that Movement on the Ground has arranged. This is a safe place for already orphaned minors before the war that are now relocated from Ukraine to Poland. We are really looking forward to understanding better what is needed there as well as seeing firsthand the impact of our partnership. 

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New volunteers for People for People

Last week we organized our first matchmaking event for volunteers. The goal of the event is to meet the foundation, feel the atmosphere, and learn more about what we do and explore if there's a mutual match between the roles at People for People and the applicant’s skills, ambition & availability to join our foundation. We were happy to meet new inspiring people. From the 6 participants all of them were interested to join our organization. Looking forward to making more impact together!


The next People for People virtual date is planned on July 26. You can sign up here if you want meet us to explore a volunteer role: https://peopleforpeople.recruitee.com/o/tuesday-july-26-virtual-date-with-people-for-people

Partner requests

Can you play a role in any of the following requests from our partners?


Our partner On My Way Ukraine would really appreciate the help of some volunteers to drive to Poland bringing goods and aid or to support their helpdesk in the same country. Is this something that resonates with you? Do you know anyone? Please, let us know via email at julia@peopleforpeople.info


Also, our partner Lifeline Ukraine has shared that with the winter coming, they need winter clothes to bring to Ukraine. Nothing stylish is needed, only useful items, they can also be from previous seasons. They need big amounts, so pallets are the way to go. Are you working in the fashion industry or do you happen to know someone that does? Please, don’t hesitate in contacting us and letting us know at julia@peopleforpeople.info


Lifeline Ukraine has also asked for some mentoring and guidance for several businesses: 

A small sunflower business needs some help with making a simple business plan including financials

Translation of this website from Ukrainian to English www.artbro.com.ua


Could you help any of them? Please, reach out to julia@peopleforpeople.info






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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