Sent: Monday, February 28, 2022 12:44 PM
Good afternoon, regarding the situation in the Ukraine, you will see a response from the Manager of Global Grants which is reasonably self-explanatory. For those of us in Canada, we can direct donations to: www.lionsofcanadafundforlcif.ca . You can click on the donate button and carry on with your donation. Indicate that your donation is for Refugees in Ukraine. You can donate in Canadian Funds and you will receive a Canadian Tax receipt. As always, every dollar donated goes towards those in need. This information has also been posted to Facebook, please share it.
Regarding the situation in Ukraine, we wanted to update you at a high level on LCIF’s response.
- LCIF already has a “Refugees and Displaced Persons” fund set up so it can take donations. The link is HERE and note the cause is “Refugees and displaced persons”. This has been posed to LCIF’s Facebook page. For giving that isn't online, it is the usual method of sending with a notation that it is for that fund.
- LCIF has received inquiries from Lions in Romania and Poland about potential grant support for refugee relief. Staff are working with leadership in each country to develop a project plan where LCIF would support Lions led distribution of immediate needs relief goods. Think care packages with food, water, hygiene items, clothing, etc. Initial grant target amount is US$15,000 per country, for Romania and Poland. After these initial grants, we will continue to work with Lions in the adjacent and surrounding countries to evaluate needs and potential LCIF support for Lions to help address them. Lions in Ukraine are understandably not able to participate in relief work at this time, but may be able to in the future, to address some needs of internally displaced people. They may also collaborate with Lions in adjacent countries in immediate needs relief activities.
- LCIF and LCI marketing and communications teams are collaborating on a wide range items to allow an efficient and consistent response to inquiries received from Lions related to the situation and messaging of this information outward via social media, website, etc.