The war in Ukraine is ongoing. People continue to flee their homes looking for safety and refuge. Thanks to donations from generous people like you, AVSI, together with local partners in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Moldova and Italy, is helping refugees with food, shelter, medical supplies, and psychosocial support and other activities for children and adults.

Many of our friends and donors have asked us how they can help.  Some of them have already come up with creative ways to raise money and awareness. Families have sold crafts and one donor even organized a chess tournament fundraiser! Others have simply wanted to gather together to learn and share stories from those experiencing the war firsthand.

Find below some materials you can use for your own creative fundraising idea!

PIctures of AVSI's Response



Be part of our journey and help us spread stories of resilience and empowerment. If you have an idea for a fundraiser or event, we are eager to hear from you.

Our goals are simple: to reach people of all ages and walks of life with a message of hope and the opportunity for positive engagement in the face of significant issues of the day while generating new resources to support the essential services provided by our partner organizations. 

How do I do it? Steps to success


Step 1: Learn more about AVSI’s initiatives and discuss with friends and family. Choose one campaign to focus on.

Step 2: Decide whether to host an event or simply raise funds. Plan ahead as best as you can and keep costs low to maximize your return.

Step 3: Contact AVSI-USA to learn more. Inform us of your plans so we can be in touch with more information about each campaign. Think about your long-term plan upfront. One-time donations are very much appreciated, but the real value is when you can successfully use an event to launch people into a commitment that endures over time.

Step 4: Form your team and begin planning! Download materials (see below) and reach out for support as needed.

Step 5: Host your event, and don’t forget to bring the camera! Document your event and reflect on your experience.

Step 6: Spend a few minutes to reflect on your experience with those who helped and those who attended; write it up and share!