Like you, we have been shocked by the senseless violence Putin has unleashed on the people of Ukraine. The images of children being killed and families saying goodbye to fathers that must stay behind and fight are unbearable. We made donations to NGOs that are assisting the humanitarian crisis, but that’s not enough. Pallets for Ukraine is our avenue to multiply our efforts, allow others to show their support, and provide help to those that need it most.
On the one year anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine, we were honored to be invited to visit the floor of the Colorado state senate for a tribute to community organizations like ours.
We thank Senators Moreno and Hansen for hosting us and saying such nice things about our fundraiser, and a big thank you to Jerry Johnson, who planned the event and invited us!
We were asked by several people what our connection to Ukraine was. Our answer: none. But we believe this fight isn't just for Ukrainians, its for anyone that loves freedom and democracy.
Pallets for Ukraine is a family project started by a Grandpa, Son, and Granddaughter in Denver, Colorado. We collect pallets, disassemble them, and turn them into Ukrainian flag yard signs. The signs are then sold with 100% of the money raised being donated to several different charities working in Ukraine. All the materials we use are donated, so every dime raised goes to help the Ukrainian people. The only cost is our time, which we are proud to give!
We chose to begin this project with pallets because they are everywhere, and can often be found for free or are donated to us. Wooden signs are more durable than plastic ones, and we want to make sure the signs can withstand the Colorado weather for as long as this horrific and needless war goes on.
IRC is a well-established NGO that works in conflict zones all over the world. They have a good reputation, and are experts at helping refugees both at the borders as well as those that need assistance resettling and rebuilding their lives. Learn more about their mission here: https://www.rescue.org/
Project Dynamo was set up during the exodus from Afghanistan to help evacuate American allies and those that supported Americans during the war there. Its purpose was to evacuate those that couldn’t get help through the government channels. The combat veterans that lead the organization have now pivoted to Ukraine and are running operations to help get refugees out of the country, especially those that are high-risk. Learn more here: https://www.projectdynamo.org/
Read about Project Dyanmo in the news:
You may have heard that people are booking rooms in Ukraine via Airbnb as a way to funnel money directly to those that need it. (People are booking rooms and experiences without the intention of actually going there.) We’ve been in communication with Ukrainians currently in the conflict zone and confirmed with them how much this helps. We are using this method to get money to Ukrainian that are passing it directly to the defense forces and humanitarian efforts inside the country.
The best way to help is to purchase a sign! We ask for a $25 donation for each sign. Please use the form below.
Don’t have the ability to donate financially? No problem! Here are other ways you can help:
Flags can NOT be delivered or shipped.
Pickup locations in Denver-area are near I-76 and Pecos OR 6th and Colorado.
Pickup location in Aurora is near Arapahoe and Liverpool.
Detailed pickup instructions will be included in your emailed receipt.
We were excited to have Kristian Lopez from Channel 7 stop by to talk to John, Johnathan, and some contributors. Click the image above or HERE.
Carly Moore came by to learn about what we're doing. She took a sign home with her as well! To watch the story, click the image above or HERE.
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