Initiatives

What can the residents of The Hague do?

LIDL for Ukrain

  • Residents of The Hague who want to help Ukrainian refugees with aid supplies can send a package by courier with items they need from this week. The start-up Smartmile makes its network of parcel machines available at Lidl supermarkets for this purpose. It works very simply: the donated packages are brought by bicycle couriers from StoreShippers to the aid organization Appeal Nederland on the Mauritskade. Because this club maintains contact with local parties, mayors and defense in Poland and Ukraine, they also know what goods are needed and where they should end up.


Donate Clothes

  • Donate your clothes to Leger des heils. Ukrainian refugees who report to the bread factory receive a voucher to select clothing sets from the Leger des heils. Would you like to donate clothes or toys? Then hand this in at a Leger des heils point near you, then it will certainly end up well!


  • The Escamp for Women Foundation has started a collection for the new residents from Ukraine and other war zones. They collect women's clothing, children's clothing and shoes. Donations can be handed in at Sterrenoord 97. Opening hours Mon to Friday 10:00-15:00. Contact details Mina El Kadiri, reachable via 06-27126739 /[email protected]


Donate Books

  • My name is Stacey Knecht. I am an ambassador for Kinderzwerfboek (www.kinderzwerfboek.nl). Our mission is to provide free books to children all over the Netherlands, through the 5,000+ "little libraries” in schools, community centers, on sidewalks, etc. Lately, I've been trying to think of a way to do something for the Ukrainian children who have recently arrived in our country. I’d like to create little Ukrainian children’s libraries in our refugee reception centers. My hope is to raise enough money to order children’s books from Ukrainian online booksellers, which will be distributed to reception centers in my own city, the Hague, and, as the campaign progresses, to other Dutch cities and towns as well. Children’s books ordered from Ukrainian online booksellers are relatively inexpensive: approximately 4-8 euros per book. A micro print run is even cheaper, so that even a donation of 5-10 euros will help us achieve our goal. It would be wonderful if these children (and their parents), who have already lost so much, could have access to books in their own language.


The Hague - Center

  • Atelier PRO Architecten is a local business that is also helping to send donations to the Ukrainian border for refugees. Donations are welcome at their drop-off point, located at Kerkhoflaan 11A in The Hague. These donations are brought to the Polish/Ukrainian border by volunteers. For more information and a list of goods see Atelier PRO's Instagram post.


The Hague - Laak

  • Magdalena Wojtecka is a local resident from Laak. Originally from Poland, she regularly volunteers for various causes in Laak and is committed to helping Ukrainians during this crisis. Now that many people from Ukraine are fleeing to her home country, she is trying to help the refugees there by organizing donation drives. If you would like to help or donate goods, please contact by email at [email protected]. You can learn more about Magdalena and her work here.


The Hague - Escamp

  • Local resident Paulina Warejko from The Hague has started a fundraising campaign for Ukrainian women and children via her Facebook page. "People can call me if they have things I can pick up. I will then store these things in my house and as soon as another bus or truck goes to Poland, they will go with me," she has said. You can read more about her work here.


  • Inna Boodinova, a local resident of The Hague, has also started a collection point in Leyenburg. You can drop off items at the following address: Veenendaalkade 201, 2547 AE, The Hague. If no one is home, you may leave your belongings on the porch without any problems. Inna bring the donated goods directly to the front in Ukraine. No clothing can be accepted, but there is an urgent need for: 1) Medical supplies such as first aid kits, paracetamol (for adults and children), iodine, Imodium, antibiotics, reusable and disposable masks, tablets for disinfecting water, bandages, and plasters; 2) Food, especially food that can be heated quickly, energy bars, dried fruit, canned food, macaroni, baby food, squeezed fruit, and other similar items; and 3) Miscellaneous items such as power banks, batteries (AAA), flashlights, matches, lighters, headlamps, thermal blankets, diapers, baby wipes, pillows, and towels.


  • Marta from Help for Polish Animals collects supplies for pets from Ukraine. Everything goes to the Polish/Ukrainian border. There is a need for everything you can think of: dog/cat food, collars, leashes, baskets, rugs, etc. You can drop them off at Enschedelaan 20 in The Hague, and Marta can be reached by telephone at 06 1915 4964 and by email at [email protected].


The Hague - Loosduinen

  • Malgorzata Lubas is collecting goods donations to bring to Ukraine. There is a drop off point at Salvador Allendestraat 59, 2552 NB, The Hague. You can drop off donations from Monday to Friday from 17:00 to 20:00 and on Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00. Please feel free to call Margorzata in advance at 06 5733 3282. Please visit this website for the most up-to-date list of needed items. Please, no clothing. Also, Malgorzata is looking for temporary storage space in order to store items before sending them. Do you have space? If so, please contact her.


  • Also in Loosduinen, Marianna Birinyi and her colleague are collecting goods donations for Ukraine. You can hand in the following items at Forellendaal 520: food with a long shelf life, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, baby food, water, first aid materials, medicines, flashlights, and batteries. No clothing please. Marianna's husband takes all donations to a carrier in Honselersdijk. She can be reached by email at [email protected].


  • Theresa Oosterbaan, together with her friend, is collecting donations of basic necessities for refugees who arrive in The Hague, such as shampoo, deodorant, shower gel, baby shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and more. People can still donate items in person to Theresa at Ouverturestraat 72 or to Priscilla at Cantateplein 12. You can also get in contact by telephone at 06 -25163095.


Rijswijk

  • Local expat Marysia Ozga drives to the border of Poland and Ukraine with goods for newly arrived refugees. All donations are collected in Rijswijk (Veraartlaan 8, second floor) and are brought to the border in vans by volunteers. Goods such as pain relievers, diapers, sanitary items, and blankets are much appreciated. See Marysia's Facebook post for more information.


  • Do you have leftover maternity supplies? Anushka Kanhai from The Hague, a volunteer at the Baby Hope Foundation, is collecting maternity items. The Baby Hope Foundation has indicated that the collected items can be donated to Ukraine, where they are very much needed. Please contact Anushka by email at [email protected] to arrange item drop offs. Anushka is collecting donations for both Ukrainian babies at the border as well as for Ukrainian babies who have just arrived in the Netherlands.


  • In this article you can read about local resident Lisovska from Rijswijk, who is collecting donations for her family members at the front. From the article: “When asked whether Lisovska is sure that everything will end up with the right people, a very definite yes follows. 'This foundation is not of today or yesterday. It has been around for eight years and has built up a whole network of reliable volunteers in Ukraine…. Only this has increased considerably in recent weeks. In fact, it is now massive.'" You can deliver items directly to Lisovska at the following address: 237 Caan van Necklaan in Rijswijk.


  • Fill a Welcome Box! The Welcome Box is for refugee children and people under 65 who arrive in the Netherlands. Often they have had to leave all their belongings behind in their country. To give them something personal again, make and give this box. Drop-off point Laan van Hoornwijck 260, The Hague, Mon-Thu 9.00-13.00. The Welcome Box is an initiative of Linda van Breukelen in The Hague. [email protected]


Voorburg

  • Mirjam Stichter Is collecting donations for Ukrainian refugees who have already arrived in The Hague. Most have only been able to take a few things with them, so they are in desperate need of basic necessities, including women's undergarments, children's shoes, feminine care products, and much more. Do you perhaps have some things for Mirjam to bring to these refugees in The Hague? You can drop them off daily from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 18:00 to 20:00 at Von Geusaustraat 8, 2274RK,