Please click here to read our statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine
AFG is raising funds to aid Ukrainian refugees in Georgia and to assist our Georgian Office in collecting and transporting emergency supplies to Ukrainians who remain at home.
The Georgian people know only too well the fear and pain the Ukrainians are experiencing under Russia’s military aggression. Georgians have been opening their homes and businesses to shelter civilians unable to return to their homes in Ukraine.
AFG is opening Dzegvi Shelter Community to the refugees.
AFG is raising funds for the following items:
Children: baby food (dry), clothes, diapers, hygienic items
Medical items: bandages, syringes, antiseptics, medicine, first-aid kits
Hygiene: toothpaste, brushes, soap, pads, diapers, combs, new underwear and socks of different sizes, microfiber towels, reusable dishes
Bedding and clothes: mattresses, folding beds, heat-saving blankets, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, bed linen, towels, warm clothes (thermal underwear, sweaters, jackets, scarves, hats, gloves) and raincoats
Electronics: power banks, chargers for phones (micro usb, type c), Batteries, candles, flashlights
Please give what you can to help Ukrainian refugees in Georgia. The world is a small place and we must do what we can for each other.
Please also read a message from Ruta Casabianca, AFG Legacy Society member and founder of Together for Real Changes:
I was born Ukrainian - my parents came from Lviv, my father was Ukrainian Catholic and my mother Polish Jewish. During WWII, my father and his Ukrainian friends saved my mother and members of her family from the Nazis. My mother always said all the Ukrainians she knew, helped. I am heartbroken by what is happening to good people, Russians and Ukrainians alike.
I worked in Borjomi, Georgia for the Peace Corps from 2010 to 2013 with the Samtskhe-Javakheti Media Center and Borjomi-TV. I remained in Georgia and co-founded Together for Real Changes (TRC) to bring services to people with disabilities in rural Georgia.
We have centers in Borjomi, Mestia, Ambrolauri, and Nukriani. TRC is working in both Borjomi and Mestia, opening centers and coordinating with guest houses to house Ukrainians. Housing is free, but funds are needed for petrol, food, and supplies for the families. Donations can be made to TRC for hosting Ukrainians through American Friends of Georgia. Please choose the designation as "Together for Real Changes" on the donation page via the link below.
For more information, please contact
Nana Lomadze at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Ruta Lototzky Casabianca at email@example.com.
Also consider donating to the following organizations: