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How Albertans can help support Ukraine

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WATCH: Ukrainians living in Alberta are feeling the heavy burden of hopelessness as they watch their home country try to survive. As Jill Croteau reports, so many of them are using their talents and their careers to do everything they can to help. – Mar 2, 2022

As Albertans and those around the world watch the conflict in Ukraine from afar, many can’t help but wonder what they can do to help.

From people donating time or money, to businesses donating part of their proceeds, there are a number of ways Albertans can show their support.

Read more: Ukrainian-Canadians eager to volunteer on medical front lines amid Russian invasion

Here’s a quick look at a few ways people can help, and businesses who are collecting items and money to donate to humanitarian aid.

Donate to the Red Cross

Last week, the government of Canada announced it will match donations individuals make to the Canadian Red Cross to help bring humanitarian relief to Ukraine.

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Individual donations made between Feb. 24 and March 18 will be matched to a maximum of $10 million.

Donations to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal can be made on the Canadian Red Cross website or by calling 1-800-418-1111.

Canada-Ukraine Foundation

The Canada-Ukraine Foundation has created a GoFundMe and donation portal to provide humanitarian assistance to those in need in Ukraine.

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Rally held in support of Ukraine at University of Alberta – Feb 28, 2022

Cavelliot Designs

Edmonton’s Cavelliot Designs is selling handmade polymer clay sunflower pins with the Ukrainian flag in the middle. The pins are $16 each and $10 from each pin is being donated to the Red Cross.

As of mid-March, the business had donated more than $7,000 to the Red Cross through the initiative.

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Edmonton’s Cavelliot Designs is selling sunflower pins to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. Supplied, Cavelliot Designs

Confetti Sweets

Sherwood Park’s Confetti Sweets is selling six packs of blue and yellow sprinkle cookies for $10, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation.

Read more: Edmontonians rally at University of Alberta to show support for Ukraine

Yo Baba!

Yo Baba! in Edmonton specializes in Ukrainian food. It has launched the #borschtforukraine campaign with 100 per cent of its borscht sales being donated to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation.

Red Sparrow Gallery

Lorraine Shulba at Edmonton’s Red Sparrow Gallery is half of the money she collects from sales of her sunflower prints to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation.

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The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine.

Lorraine Shulba at Edmonton’s Red Sparrow Gallery is donating the proceeds of sales of sunflower prints to humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Global News

Hansen Distillery

As many liquor stores move to ban the sale of Russian-made liquors, Hansen Distillery in Edmonton said it has seen a spike in interest in its Alberta-made vodka.

As a result, the distillery is donating $5 from each bottle it sells of its Barn Owl Gold Vodka to the Canadian Red Cross.

European Deli and Produce Market

The European Deli and Produce Market in Calgary has a QR code at its cash register that automatically sends people to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation’s website to donate. The market said the QR code will be on display for the foreseeable future.

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Read more: ‘Overwhelming’ amount of donations collected for Ukraine at Calgary church

Stawnichy’s Mundare Sausage

This family-owned business, whose ancestors came from Ukraine, has donation jars set up at the tills with the goal of raising between $5,000 and $10,000 for the Canada-Ukraine Foundation.

Jazann Tattoo

Jazann, a tattoo artist at Fawn & Ember on Stony Plain Road, has selected five symbols representing Ukraine. Each four-inch tattoo costs $150 and 80 per cent of that will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross to help Ukraine.

Jazann’s mother’s family is Ukrainian and she hopes the donations help those who are being displaced by war.

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Edmonton businesses donating to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine – Mar 5, 2022

Meest Edmonton

Meest Edmonton is offering free shipping for all individuals and organizations who want to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

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Arcadia Brewing

Edmonton’s Arcadia Brewing Co. is donating $2 from each four-pack of its hybrid sour sold to Save the Children Ukraine.

The brewery admitted on social media the Love Ire & Sour didn’t turn out exactly how they wanted, so it was pulled from the shelves. The four packs are now on special for $12 each.

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Rosso Coffee Roasters

Calgary’s Rosso Coffee Roasters is selling bags of coffee to support the people of Ukraine.

“We’ve brought back the fan favourite Brazilian coffee, Santa Lucia, as an online fundraiser for the people of Ukraine,” the coffee roasters wrote on their website.

The proceeds will go to Humanitarian Coalition for food, water, shelter, medical supplies and other assistance in Ukraine.

Do you know of an Alberta business that is supporting humanitarian aid in Ukraine? Email the details to Caley Gibson.

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