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How you can help with donations for Ukraine

Tinned food, medicines and winter jackets: here's what to donate and where to bring it in Berlin.

Not sure how to help? Here's a list of what to donate – and where to take it in Berlin.
Ukrainian refugees at the Siret border crossing on the border between Ukraine and northern Romania. Photo: IMAGO / Independent Photo Agency Int. / Lutcanu Iuliana/ ipa-agency.net / Kontrolab

Want to help people in Ukraine and those fleeing the violence? Local activists have put together a list of the most useful items to donate right now – and donation collection points in Berlin.

The most-needed items for now are:

  • Medicines (list below), any kind of painkillers, anti-fever medicines
  • Tinned food (that can be opened without a can opener) long-life bread (shrink-wrapped, can be kept for several weeks)
  • Energy bars, nuts, dried fruit, biscuits (well packed)
  • Mineral water (0.5l bottles)
  • Disposable cups, disposable cutlery, napkins
  • First aid kits

Donation collection points for Ukraine in Berlin

For all donations:
Brandenburg Gate: Pilecki Institute, Pariser Platz 4a, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm

For all donations:
Schöneberg: Nathanael Church, Grazer Platz 4, 12157 Berlin-Schöneberg
Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm

For medical supplies + medicines only:
Wilmersdorf: Schlangenbader Str. 25 / corner Wiesbadener Str., 14197 Berlin-Wilmersdorf
at the side of the Rewe building (on the left when standing in front of Rewe, i.e. not in the Rewe shop)
Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm

If you are a driver willing to help, you can contact [email protected] and organisers will get in touch.

List of medical items needed

  • Dressings / bandages, splints, panthenol, turnstiles, transfusion systems, droppers
  • Painkillers, anti-fever, antiviral medicines
  • Disposable hosptial pads (60 x 90)
  • Medicine

Please note: medicines with expired best-before dates cannot be accepted

List of food items needed

  • Long shelf-life products that don’t need refrigerating / heating
  • Canned food (that can be opened without a can opener), dried bread, nuts, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
  • Bottled water 0.5l
  • Baby food (milk powder that is already mixed in bottles)
  • Pureed baby foods
  • Snacks for babies and children
  • Disposable (plastic or paper) cups

Children and babies

  • Nappies / diapers

Clothing + miscellaneous

  • Winter jackets preferably in camouflage colours (no neon colours), hats, sturdy boots and warm socks
  • Camping mats, pillows
  • Warm blankets, sleeping bags
  • Backpacks in camouflage colours
  • Headlamps and torches
  • Batteries (AA and AAA)
  • Powerbanks with cable (fully charged)
  • Lighters and free-standing candles
  • Work gloves
  • Nails (any length)
  • Wide tape
  • Tyre repair spray and turnstiles for changing tyres
  • Radios (adult walkie-talkies)
  • Generators (power generators)
  • Helmets and bullet-proof vests

Type of packaging
Please bring the items ready for transport and, if possible, in boxes sorted by product type. Please label the cartons in detail on all sides (exact list and quantity – will be checked at the border).

Please help organisers by pre-sorting large quantities of the same product into one box each and bring the box labelled and ready for transport. This way the volunteers on site will not be blocked with taking apart bags, sorting, reassembling, packing and labelling.

Clean moving boxes and a thick, waterproof pen are also welcome.

The list of most-needed items in German is here. You can follow the latest updates from local activist Nataly Mitskevich here and the organisation Ukraine-Hilfe Berlin e.V. here.

Want to help refugees arriving in Berlin? Here’s how to become a volunteer: FAQs – Arrival support at Berlin stations