The Kensington Benefit for Ukraine

Help families displaced by conflict.


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The ‘Kensington Benefit for Ukraine’ (KB) will be held on June 12th, 1-4pm, outdoors, on a drop-in basis, at the Kensington Community Center. Kensington is located in California, immediately north of Berkeley. Everyone, with the possible exception of Mr. Vladimir Putin, is invited to attend. It is an honor that a charity of the stature of ShelterBox has decided to support us. I hope that those reading this will consider a generous contribution.

The KB has come quite a ways since March 22 when I sent an email to eight neighbors. Personally, what has been both gratifying and remarkable, is the near unanimity of positive, encouraging responses I’ve received. For those interested in receiving more information, or who would like to further support the KB, kindly email [email protected].

FYI: I am not a professional event organizer. Simply put, the situation in Ukraine is so extreme that I just can’t sit this one out. I’m hoping you feel the same way.


Michael Baar, Ph.D.
Organizer, Kensington Benefit for Ukraine


1. Providing mattresses for people living in ‘collective centers’ like schools, malls, subway stations, and sports centers in Lviv, Ukraine. This will offer people somewhere to sleep and keep warm at night.

2. Providing shelter kits with tarpaulins, tools and rope, high thermal blankets, hygiene kits, solar lights and water carriers to help people survive in buildings damaged by the conflict near Kviv.

3. Supporting refugees in neighboring countries with high priority items they can carry with them, like hygiene items and cash.


"We are very grateful for the Shelter Kits, we will use them for the remains of what was left of our house, the house was destroyed almost completely. I plan to rebuild my house in the future!"-Igor, Ukraine (Picture top left frame)

Click here to learn more about our aid and how we customize it for each crisis.


On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a military operation on Ukraine.

Over 12.5 million people are now displaced by the ongoing conflict, within Ukraine and refugees forced to evacuate the country. There are an estimated 7.1 million people now estimated displaced within Ukraine. In addition, more than 12 million people are thought to be cut off in places most ravaged by the conflict. Many are unable to leave because of damage to infrastructure, lack of resources, and the increased security risk. Over 5.5 million people have fled to neighboring countries.

The situation is developing rapidly, and the death toll is rising.

This latest escalation in military action comes after eight years of ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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Cover Photo: The flag of Ukraine displayed at Young's Market in Kensington, California.

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EIN 20-0471604