We didn’t think 2022 could possibly trump 2020 and 2021, but it seems the ’20s are shaping up to be a decade of turmoil. From Katoomba to Kyiv, the terrible news cycle feels as relentless and confronting as it’s ever been. And hand-wringing and impassioned reposting on social media can only do so much.

Thankfully, loads of legendary Aussies have snapped into action using their businesses, ingenuity and empathy to provide tangible ways to show love and financial support to those most acutely impacted by the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

*If you are looking for ways to support victims of flooding in Queensland and New South Wales, see our story about how you can help here.

National

Books 4 Ukraine

Ukrainian-Australian writer Maria Tumarkin was born and raised in Kharkiv, a city in Ukraine's northeast currently under siege by Russian forces. Tumarkin is offering free copies of her books Axiomatic (shortlisted for National Book Critics Circle Awards and named in the top 10 books of 2019 by the New Yorker ) and Otherland to anyone who donates to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal. Information on how to donate and receive your book is here.

Aussie Hospo For Ukraine

“Masterchef alum Mandy Hall has set up a silent auction– with chefs around the country putting their hands up to help. Adelaide residents can bid on a private dinner at home cooked by a star local chef, Smith & Daughters is putting on a dinner for two in Melbourne, and there’s more being added.”

Home Delivery: Chicken Kyiv for Kyiv

Adelaide-based Chefs on Wheels will be supporting the fundraising efforts of Ukrainian- and Russian-born chefs Olia Hercules and Alissa Timoshkina, by donating the proceeds from sales of its “Chicken Kyiv for Kyiv”to the duo’s Cook for Ukraine initiative. Buy two home meals for $20, which can be delivered to your door in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.

Sydney

Bake for Ukraine

More than 27 Sydney cake makers, bakeries and dessert shops are auctioning off sweets over the next two weeks to raise funds for Voices of Children, which helps children affected by war. Place a bid to win a Snickers cake, doughnuts, cookies, a black forest cake and more decadent beauties in the Bake for Ukraine cake auction.

Dedicated National Appeals

The Emergency Action Alliance
Red Cross International
Unicef