Twente for Ukraine

Together we help the people of Ukraine

We've all seen the images of the violence that has started in Ukraine on social media or television. Innocent people are hiding in bombshelters, have fled or have nowhere to go.

Open Social is organising a fundraiser. Do you want to help with what you're able to miss? Donate now on supp.to. You can still donate small goods until the 2nd of April, afterwards we will only be open to receive large shipments from companies and organisations.

Read the press releases (Dutch):
9 mar: Twente voor Oekraïne launches foundation
5 mar: First truck with relief supplies from Twente arrived in Ukraine”
28 feb: Enschedese based startup initiates “Twente voor Oekraïne”

What to donate

If you want to make the biggest impact you can do so with a financial donation, we will make sure to get the most important goods. You can do so on supp.to.

We still collect items until the 2nd of April that help the Ukrainian civil defence protect Ukrainian people. This also includes people who have have been left without shelter due to conflict.

Do you have a large shipment? We will be able to collect them on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please, make sure to fill in the form in order to arrange the visit - we value your time and would like to make sure you will not have to wait at the site.

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Where to donate

If you would like to contribute financially, you can do so on supp.to.

We accept donations at a warehouse in Getfertsingel 45, Enschede every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 20:00. You can still donate small goods until the 2nd of April, afterwards we will only be open to receive large shipments from companies and organisations.

Do you have a large shipment? We will be able to collect them on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please, make sure to fill in the form in order to arrange the visit - we value your time and would like to make sure you will not have to wait at the site.

Fill in the form

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Initiatives

Below you can find a number of initiatives and alternatives to support our cause.

Uitgifte
Give away clothes

People from Ukraine can now also go for clothes at our location on the Getfertsingel. From Monday to Friday we are open from 12:00 - 17:00 for people from Ukraine who need clothes.

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Financial support

Don't have any goods to donate? You can also help us financially, you can do so on supp.to. With your donations we can make sure we get the right goods to Ukraine.

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Benefit concert for Ukraine with twenty musicians from Twente.

On April 16 there will be a benefit concert in the space of the Apostolic Society in South Enschede. Clarinettist André Kerver, mezzo-soprano Annelies Lamm, double bassist Ruud Ouwehand and soprano Shaya van den Berg will perform music by Handel, Bach, Gershwin and Piazzola. The concert will start at 4 pm and the end time will be around 5.30 pm. There is no entrance fee. However, for a free gift, the free gifts go to Twente for Ukraine.

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Large shipment?

In order to process your large shipments we kindly ask you to register your large shipmets (5 pallets or more) through the form below.

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F.A.Q.

Update: You can still donate small goods until the 2nd of April, afterwards we will only be open to receive large shipments from companies and organisations.
We want to thank you for all your effort and the amount of clothes you have brought, we are overwhelmed!
We have been clearly informed we do not need to send any used clothing to Ukraine anymore.

We will start to shift our focus. We will make sure your amazing donations will have the biggest impact by buying the most critical required items for the people in Ukraine. This means:
  • the best way to help is to donate on supp.to.
  • we are closed on Sundays
  • we are opened Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for all volunteers and to collect large planned shipments.
  • we are opened Thursday, Friday and Saturday for all your regular donations. You can still donate small goods until the 2nd of April, afterwards we will only be open to receive large shipments from companies and organisations.
All help is welcome. If you wish to donate money you can do so through https://supp.to/twente-voor-oekraine. Donations will be used to purchase necessary items and cover transport costs.
Goods with the highest priority:
  • Painkillers
  • Disinfection
  • First aid kits
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Powerbanks
  • Canned food
  • Nutritional drinks
  • Sleeping bags
  • Mobile phones, with charger (preferably without a touchscreen)
  • iPads and tablets
Currently we don't need any clothing, furniture, stuffed animals or mattresses.

Contact us via info@twentevooroekraine.nl if you have any questions.

If you are unable to visit us to donate goods you can also help financially through https://supp.to/twente-voor-oekraine.
we are closed on Sundays but will be at the location everyday between 12:00 - 20:00.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for large shipments which are registered. Register
Thursday, Friday and Saturday for all your regular donations.
You can still donate small goods until the 2nd of April, afterwards we will only be open to receive large shipments from companies and organisations.
From Monday to Friday we are open from 12:00 - 17:00 for people from Ukraine who need clothes.
We have specially set up a clothing issue point for this at our location on the Getfertsingel.
Our driver will bring the goods to Lviv, Ukraine. This is on the west side of Ukraine, close to the Polish border

In case the situation worsens and Ukraine is no longer reachable for our truck, we have a back-up location in Poland. From that location there will be people who can bring the goods across the border.
Our driver will take a truck with a capacity of 20-tonnes towards Ukraine. We have a location in Lviv, Ukraine where the goods will be delivered. As back-up we also have a location in Poland.

We're in close contact with people in Ukraine who will receive the goods and distribute them to those who need them most.
Open Social is a SaaS (Software as a Service) startup based in Enschede and Amsterdam. The organisation has its roots in Enschede, once started at the University of Twente. Open Social specialises in online community and membership management software for purpose- and community-driven organizations. Customers include the United Nations, The European Commission and Greenpeace.

At Open Social we work closely together with Lemberg Solutions, a Software company in Lviv. Lviv is one of the biggest tech-hubs in Eastern Europe. Besides our collaboration we also have many colleagues from Ukraine and Eastern-European countries who work at Open Social in the Netherlands. We're deeply concerned by the situation in Ukraine and have started this collection in close contact with colleagues, family and friends.

Companies

We are so happy you're willing to support us. If you could please fill in the linked form below, we will make sure to get back to you.

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Contact Information

Board composition

Taco Potze - Chairman
Angelique van der Molen - Secretary
Stefan Jacobs - Treasurer
Krisztina Marina - General Board Member

RSIN

863734534

Statutory objective
  • providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine
  • supporting reconstruction
  • strengthening ties between Twente and Ukraine
Reward Policy

Drivers are only paid an expense allowance for travel and accommodation costs incurred.

Main features of the policy plan

The foundation is dependent on donations of goods from individuals, companies and institutions. In addition, financial resources are raised to pay for the transport of goods to Ukraine and the purchase of the most necessary humanitarian items.

Read the full policy plan (in Dutch)
You can reach us here
Email:

info@twentevooroekraine.nl (english only)

Instagram:

@twentevooroekraine

Opening hours

we are closed on Sundays but will be at the location everyday between 12:00 - 20:00.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for volunteers and large shipments which are registered. Thursday, Friday and Saturday for all your regular donations.

You can still donate small goods until the 2nd of April, afterwards we will only be open to receive large shipments from companies and organisations.

Location
Getfertsingel 45, 7513 GA Enschede
You can find us at the back.

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