Ways to Give to the Humanitarian Relief Project New Haven

Dear Friends,

Some of you have asked about the ways to give. Here’s the financial ways and then there’s the volunteering ways. Come Saturday to help. More info to follow.

We ask for your support first and foremost in prayer, asking Our Lord to keep us on the right track. Rather than seeing this as fundraising, we believe God has always provided the sustenance needed to continue this humanitarian mission. Both the Ukrainian American Veterans and Knights of Columbus are non-profit, tax exempt organizations. Donations are tax-deductable. Should the Holy Spirit move you to offer assistance in feeding our sheep (literally), you can donate online (https://givesendgo.com/G2ZXR) or we can accept checks made payable to the following organizations (see below).

God bless you for your generosity.

Financial Help

For Humanitarian Help
To give online: https://givesendgo.com/G2ZXR

To mail your donation:
KofC Council 16253
St. Michael the Archangel Church
569 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511-5301
Checks payable to: KofC Council 16253
In the memo: St. Michael’s Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund

For Medical Supplies

To mail your donation:
Mr. Carl R. Harvey
Ukrainian American Veterans Post 33
PO Box 972
Orange, CT 06477
Checks payable to: Ukrainian American Veterans Post 33
In the memo: Ukrainian Soldier Welfare Fund

To purchase items online and have sent to the Church:
Humanitarian items to collect are found on Amazon:

You have may have the items sent to the Church:
St. Michael the Archangel Church
569 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511-5301

“Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could.” (St. Gregory Nazianzen)

A summary of our charitable work

Here is a summary of our charitable work for the Ukrainian Relief Project New Haven.

It is important to keep a Christian perspective according to the mind of Jesus: “Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me” (Matthew 25: 45). Indeed, our work for our Ukrainian brothers and sisters can only make sense from the point of view service: feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, giving drink to the thirsty, providing medications to the sick, binding and cleaning the wounds of the attacked, and welcoming the stranger.

You may be aware that the Hebrew Torah instructs 36 times to care for the stranger — far more than it commands to observe the Sabbath or any other law.

Likewise, there may be awareness the Islam teaches: “Your Lord is sure to give you so much that you will be well satisfied. Did He not find you an orphan and shelter you? Did He not find you lost and guide you? Did He not find you in need and make you self-sufficient? So do not be harsh with the orphan and do not chide the one who asks for help; talk about the blessings of your Lord” (Q.93:6-11).

Ultimately, our work of charity for Ukrainian is based on the dignity of responding to the human need. Our humanity is moved to serve and to have concern for the other person. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Starting in the First day of March, we have accomplished the following:

  • shipped 1,166 cartons with an approximate weight of 22,700 pounds
  • boxed up and ready to go approximate 750 more cartons packed with an approximate weight of 18,500 pounds
  • approximate 4,500 pounds of assorted materials in process to be packed into approximate 150 cartons in process partially filled

Thus far, our parishioners and friends have sent to Ukraine 45,700 pounds –2,066 pieces

The critical items (medical supplies) went by air in pods at a cost of $ 2.30 per pound and the balance was containerized and went by sea.

We are receiving more donations of materials on a daily basis.

We are continuing our collection efforts and need medical supplies, new clothes, winter coats etc and financial donations to pay for the shipping.

Yale New Haven Hospital together with private persons have been terrifically generous in donating medical supplies that have been shipped by air. The medical supplies were tailored and sent based on specific requests from the hospitals in the Ukraine.

Sunday note to benefactors on the Ukrainian Relief efforts

Many thanks to those of you who generously gave of time and talent and humor today to assist the cause of helping the Ukrainian soldiers. The whole experience was a testament to the beauty of humanity. Thank you!

The church hall will be open for these times this week:

Monday and Tuesday: 5-7 p.m.
Saturdays: 10am-2 p.m.
Sundays: Noon -1:30 p.m.

This week the priority is to box up as much as possible to send to the shipping company.

****An official with the Ukrainian Veterans identified today a critical need: wheelchairs. So, at least for this week, we are looking for wheelchairs.

As a sign of hope in darkness, place one (1) electric candle in the window of your home, and be sure to have it lit each night for the duration of the war. The one candle will show our solidarity with the everyone in Ukraine. This is a sign of our hope and expectation for peace.

To me, all of you are a witness to hope.