The LEGO Foundation, Ole Kirk’s Fond (“Fund” in Danish), and the LEGO Group has pledged a total of DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5 million) in support of Ukrainian children and families in the growing crisis in Europe.
The money will be distributed through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross to aid those affected by the devastating invasion of Ukraine.
You can read the full press release below:
The LEGO Foundation, Ole Kirk’s Fond and the LEGO Group have announced an emergency donation of DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5 million) to support the people of Ukraine – including children and their families – affected by the devastating invasion in Ukraine, thousands of whom are fleeing to neighbouring countries.
This donation aims to support general humanitarian aid for the Ukrainian people as well as education and protection of children. The 110 M DKK will be distributed to partners including the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross to address the immediate basic needs and mental support for the millions of civilians affected by the crisis. The exact focus of activities will depend on how the situation evolves and as UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross identify the greatest needs, in the days and weeks ahead.
We stand with the Ukrainian people and all those affected by the devastating invasion of Ukraine, and call for a rapid and peaceful end to the conflict.
Here are some other ways in which you can donate to help those in Ukraine:
Doctors Without Borders. Staffers with the medical relief organization remain in Ukraine and are “seeking ways to respond to the medical and humanitarian needs as the conflict evolves.” Offer support here.
World Central Kitchen. Founded by world-renowned chef José Andrés after an earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, the group provides meals to people in need around the globe. Andrés is now Those wanting to help finance the group can do so here.