Donation to Ukrainian Humanitarian Supplies & Defense


The events that are happening in Ukraine at the moment are utterly unacceptable, and we refuse to sit back and do nothing about it. 

For the last 6 years, my friend Jon has run a CGI company, with his team (circa 50 3D artists) based in Ukraine. During this time both of us have visited Ukraine many times. We have great friends there and have always experienced nothing but the warmest of welcomes whenever we’ve visited. Over the last few days though, their situation has become very difficult.

Jon & his team in Ukraine

Jon’s team are currently fleeing from Kyiv, Kharkiv and other cities, heading towards Lviv where they hope to find refuge. He has been in constant contact with his team to help them in any way possible through this tragic time, I have had an inside line into what’s been going on as and when it’s been happening.

Tim (the CEO of the company Jon partners with) reached out to us with information about the current situation, how we might be able to help with donations and where that money will be going. Tim has already donated $30,000 to the Ukrainian army, and to humanitarian teams aiding refugees as they travel East to Lviv (near the Polish border). Additionally, he and many others in his team are raising as much money as possible to support the heroes protecting their people and their country. Jon & I have personally donated to them directly too.

For the short term, it is clear how we can help – by making it as easy as possible for you to donate and help support the humanitarian relief efforts of our contacts on the ground in Ukraine as best as we can. Here’s how you can help: 

100% of any amount you donate through this donation page on Scrap the 9 to 5 will be converted to UAH (Ukraine’s currency), which will then will be wired directly to the accounts of our contacts in Ukraine. This will enable them to continue supporting and funding the humanitarian and defensive efforts of the Ukrainian heroes who are fighting for their homes, their families, and their lives. Doing it this way ensures an easy way for you to make a real difference and a direct financial lifeline to our colleagues and friends who need all the help they can get. 

Here’s what the money will be going towards:

Immediate needs of the regional humanitarian headquarters

Heat-saving blankets – 5000 pcs
Sleeping bags – 5000 pcs
Sleeping pads – 10000 pcs
Mattresses – 10000 pcs
Clothes (for adults and children) – 15,000 pieces
Body cleansers: • Toothpastes – 15,000 pcs
Toothbrushes – 15,000 pcs
Diapers (for adults and children) 15,000 pieces
Gaskets – 7000 thousand packages
Paper towels -30000 pcs
Antiseptics – 20,000 pcs
Medical alcohol – 1000 litres
Reusable and disposable masks – 30,000 pieces
Combs – 15,000 pieces
Women’s, men’s and children’s underwear
Microfiber towels – 30,000 pieces
Reusable sets of utensils – 15,000 pieces
Disposable cartridges – 50,000 pieces
Electric generators – 20 pcs.


Fast food – 50,000 pieces
Energy bars – 50,000 pieces
Dried fruits – 2000 kg
Nuts – 2000 kg
Canned food – 30,000 pieces
Instant cereals – 3000 kg.

Ukraine’s inspiring bravery has been nothing short of remarkable, but it’s time for us all to step up and do everything that we can to ensure that the Ukrainian people have loved ones, homes, and a country to go back to once Putin and his disgusting tirade is bought to its knees. It’s time for us to stand together and respond how we’d want the rest of the world to respond if it was our families and country that was going through what Ukraine is going through right now.