Here you will find all information about the aid campaign “Winter Aid for Ukraine”.

The Ukrainian civilian population urgently needs help to survive the harsh winter. In order to alleviate the suffering caused by the Russian war criminals, I decided together with the Ukrainian top runner Viktoriia Nikolaienko to set up an aid campaign from scratch and to send a truck full of aid supplies to Ukraine within a short time. My employer, Erlenbach GmbH, fully supports this campaign and will collect, store and catalog the donations. The company Heuchemer Verpackung will support us with the packaging and the transport.

At the end of January, I will be heading east to the Polish/Ukrainian border with a 40-ton truck loaded with urgently needed relief supplies. Viktoriia will come to the meeting point with a Ukrainian truck and the relief supplies will be reloaded. Afterwards, our relief supplies will be taken to the places in Ukraine where help is most needed. Currently this would be the Kherson region. In Ukraine we cooperate with the volunteer aid organization “Sprava Hromad”, which supports not only the military but also the suffering civilian population.

As always with my fundraisers, absolute transparency applies here too. For this reason, I will also accompany the relief supplies at least to the Ukrainian border and Viktoriia will take care of this in Ukraine, of course always making sure not to put her life in danger.

The following donations in kind are urgently needed (the list will be completed/expanded in the next days)

  • Medicine (medicine against diarrhea, respiratory diseases, pain and wound ointment, plaster, bandage, disinfectant
  • Diapers (both for children and adults)
  • Hygiene products (general, especially for women and infants)
  • First aid kits & first aid bags
  • Water purification tablets
  • Candles
  • Batteries / rechargeable batteries
  • Headlamps
  • Campinglamps
  • Gas- petrol burners / camping stoves
  • Gas cartridges
  • Insulation mats
  • Sleeping bags (winter!)
  • Backpacks
  • Power generators / emergency generators
  • Winter clothes (please, only well selected things, don’t use that fundraiser to clean-up your summer clothes closet!)
    • Thermal underwear (Merino)
    • Polar / fleece gloves
    • Bataclavas / thermal tower hoods
    • Down ski jackets
    • Winter boots
    • Blankets
  • Durable food that can be stored in sub-zero temperatures
    • Muesli bars
    • Flour
    • Cereals
    • Oil
    • Cookies
    • Honey
    • Tea
    • Coffee

All donations in kind can be sent until 20.01. to the following address

Erlenbach GmbH
Action Ukraine Aid
At the Rödchen 1
56355 Lautert

From 04.01. you can also hand in your donation directly there between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

If you want to buy some of the needed relief goods online, you have the option at every online retailer to enter a different delivery address than your own. Enter the above address there and your donations will arrive directly at the Erlenbach Ukraine-Warehouse.

We have also created a donation pool at PayPal. The PayPal campaign runs until 16.01. so that we can still buy relief goods with these funds.

To the PayPal donation pool:

By the way, on the way back I will take Ukrainian children’s books with me to Germany, which are collected by the Ukrainian population to support their compatriots who have fled in other European countries.