(London, Tuesday 1st March 2022): CharityExtra, an online crowdfunding platform, has raised over £2 million for the victims of the ongoing war in Ukraine in just 48 hours.
The platform has hosted two separate campaigns for the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine and Tikva, a charity that supports homeless children in Ukraine. Donations will be used to deliver packages of emergency food supplies and essential needs, as well as to protect children who are either vulnerable or the victims of the conflict.
Since the campaigns launched on Sunday morning, they have smashed original targets – with the vast majority of donations originating from the UK. This result reflects the generosity of the public and the effectiveness of crowdfunding in times of crisis.
Yitzi Bude, Founder, CharityExtra, said: “The world has been gripped by the tragic events taking place in Ukraine. The harrowing footage and images coming out of the country show just how much the Ukrainian people need our help. It was a no-brainer for us to help in the best way we could and we have been overwhelmed by the incredible reaction from the public. We are all humans and it is deplorable that such events can still take place in the 21st century. We must do all we can to help.”