The crisis in Ukraine is deeply concerning. Daily news reports keep us updated on the Ukrainian’s efforts to defend themselves. We’ve listened to Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy deliver moving speeches, and multiple organizations are now tracking the more than 3 million refugees that have fled the violence, crossing the border into Poland, Romania and other neighboring countries— now overwhelmed by the scope of need. It’s hard to see these images and feel like there is nothing we can do. The question that comes to my mind is: “What about the children?”
For several years, I have been a fan of one nonprofit in particular: Charity Navigator. For anyone inspired to give, their ratings evaluate “a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability.” With the eruption of hostilities in Ukraine, Charity Navigator has posted a special page listing over 30 nonprofits supporting the people of Ukraine. None of us alone can do much for a conflict half a world away. But if we all do a little, collectively we could do a great deal, especially for the little ones.