The South Bay and Peninsula step up to help Ukrainian people

Photo by Mykhaylo Palinchak

South Bay and Peninsula residents are stepping up to help the Ukrainian people.

A group of Ukrainian Stanford students is raising money to send medical supplies to the war-torn country. They set a fundraising goal of $150,000 and have received $137,732 in donations to date. 

The students say that any amount people can donate will help their efforts:

  • $50 will provide a nurse with a basic first aid kit
  • $100 will pay for an IV kit
  • $500 will cover a blood donation set

Readers can visit the group’s Facebook Page to contribute to the fund.

The Stanford students have partnered with Nova Ukraine in coordinating relief efforts.

The Palo Alto-based organization is assisting Ukrainian refugees needing housing and legal assistance. It is sending medical supplies, helping to rescue animals, and providing food to people in need. 

Nova Ukraine has raised $11 million in donations since the start of the war. Donate more at

Some local groups are working to help Ukrainian refugees.

Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley is anticipating settling refugees soon. The organization does not know if refugees will come, but it is taking donations on its website,, to help them peacefully move.

Residents of the Peninsula and South Bay looking to participate in broader efforts to help the Ukrainian people are encouraged to visit the Ukrainians of Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area Facebook page. The page regularly highlights groups and organizations supporting the European country.

Residents might also visit the Amnesty International California and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation websites, which list ways to contribute.