“We all know of the ongoing crisis that Ukrainians are facing even as we speak. Months ago, as we were watching these events unfold, we felt that it was our place to do something to help, no matter how big or small. Our mission at Hope Services is to improve quality of life for people with developmental disabilities, and it holds true, regardless of where those individuals live. 

So, we launched a campaign at our each of our HopeTHRIFT stores, and from April 13th to July 1st, HopeTHRIFT pledged 25% of all Wednesday and Thursday sales to support relief efforts in Ukraine… Our community came together and raised over $56,000 to be distributed to two organizations on the ground in Ukraine. “

– Charles “Chip” Huggins JD, Hope Services President & CEO

#1 - Humanity & Inclusion

Virtual Check Presentation to Humanity & Inclusion

This video documents the virtual check presentation on August 16 from Hope Services to Humanity & Inclusion following the Hope for Ukraine campaign. Watch to learn how Humanity & Inclusion plans to utilize these funds in Ukraine.

Overview of Humanity & Inclusion's Relief Efforts

Humanity & Inclusion’s emergency response is underway. Teams in Ukraine & Moldova include experts in rehabilitation, logistics, mental health and psychosocial support, basic needs, and the inclusion of persons with disabilities and older people.

In addition to providing specialized rehabilitation services, psychosocial support and cash distribution, among other initiatives, Humanity & Inclusion is distributing assistive mobility devices such as wheelchairs, canes and walkers. A mobile mental health team is visiting centers housing displaced people. Humanity & Inclusion is working alongside fellow actors responding to the emergency to help implement inclusive humanitarian aid and ensure that populations experiencing the most vulnerability can access vital resources. Learn more.

#2 - Save the Children

Check Presentation to Save the Children

After a successful event sharing the news of the Hope For Ukraine campaign outside our San Jose HopeTHRIFT store, we are thrilled to share that this story of Hope is reaching a national audience, with news features on NBC Bay Area and articles in MSN United States, The Mercury NewsWorld Journal, and more.

As the war persists, it is our hope that this donation provides much needed support for vulnerable Ukrainians through the efforts of our donation recipients, Save the Children and Humanity & Inclusion.


Overview of Save the Children's Relief Efforts

Save the Children is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization that has been advocating for the rights of boys and girls for almost 100 years, in more than 120 countries around the world. Save the Children has worked in Ukraine since 2007 alongside partners and has responded to the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ukraine since 2014. Save the Children’s activities in Eastern Ukraine focus on the areas affected by the conflict, where the most vulnerable children and their families live and address their needs in protection, education, food security and livelihoods.