In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the world watched in horror as conflict and displacement unfolded. Amidst the chaos and uncertainty, one organization stood unwavering in its commitment to support the Ukrainian people: the Knights of Columbus. Within a mere 36 hours of the invasion, the Knights of Columbus took action, establishing the Ukraine Solidarity Fund™ to provide vital humanitarian relief to those affected by the crisis.

The response was nothing short of remarkable. In just a short period, over 68,000 donors rallied together, contributing a staggering $22,392,088 to the cause. This outpouring of support demonstrated the collective empathy and solidarity of people from all walks of life, united in their determination to stand with Ukraine in its time of need.

What sets the Knights of Columbus’ efforts apart is their unwavering commitment to ensuring that every cent donated goes directly to aid those they serve through their charitable programs. This transparency and dedication to accountability reassure donors that their contributions are making a tangible difference on the ground, where it matters most.



The impact of the Ukraine Solidarity Fund™ is nothing short of astounding. Over 7.7 million pounds of supplies and goods have been sent to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the conflict. These essential provisions, ranging from food and medical supplies to clothing and shelter materials, are lifelines for countless individuals and families struggling to survive amidst the devastation of war.

Moreover, the Knights of Columbus have spearheaded the delivery of over 251,000 care packages, providing essential items and a glimmer of hope to those facing unimaginable hardships. Within these care packages are not only tangible necessities but also symbols of faith and resilience, including the distribution of 60,000 rosaries—a testament to the spiritual support offered by the Knights in times of crisis.

Perhaps most importantly, the humanitarian efforts of the Knights of Columbus have directly impacted the lives of over 1.6 million people, offering them a lifeline in their darkest hours. Behind these staggering numbers are stories of resilience, courage, and the unwavering spirit of the human heart.

Central to the success of the Ukraine Solidarity Fund™ are the tireless efforts of the Knights of Columbus members themselves. With over 9,000 Knights stationed in Poland and Ukraine, these dedicated individuals work tirelessly to deliver aid to those in need, braving danger and adversity to make a difference on the front lines of the crisis. Together with volunteers and Ukrainian refugees, they prepare care packages and provide much-needed support to their fellow citizens, embodying the core principles of charity and fraternity that define the Knights of Columbus.

As the conflict in Ukraine continues to unfold, the Knights of Columbus remain steadfast in their commitment to standing with the Ukrainian people, for as long as it takes. Their unwavering dedication to humanitarian relief serves as a beacon of hope in a time of darkness, reminding us all of the power of compassion, solidarity, and the indomitable human spirit. In a world often overshadowed by division and strife, the Knights of Columbus’ efforts stand as a testament to the transformative impact of unity and collective action in the face of adversity. Together, we can make a difference—one act of kindness, one donation, one life at a time.