NFT to help Ukraine: projects that have turned the world of modern charity
After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many activists, volunteers and charitable organizations became active and united. Of course, the digitized world has not been left out. Many artists and organizations have started creating NFT projects to raise funds to help the Ukrainian army and ordinary Ukrainians. Here are just a few of them:
Ukraine DAO, in collaboration with artists Trippy Labs and PleasrDAO, created and sold 10,000 Ukrainian flag NFTs on the Ethereum network. In addition, they created another unique NFT flag of Ukraine, which was sold for 2250 ETH. All proceeds from the sale of NFTs were directed to the Come Back Alive charity foundation to help the Ukrainian military, volunteers and their families.
Save the Children
Since the beginning of the war, more than 1.5 million children have fled from Ukraine from the Russian invasion to other countries. And the number of children who died from Russian bombing of peaceful cities exceeded a hundred. And millions more children remain in Ukraine, risking their lives and physical and psychological health.
In order to help these children, Save the Children started raising funds, including in cryptocurrency. To achieve maximum efficiency, the organization accepts more than 60 types of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), ETH, USD Coin (USDC), Cardano (ADA) and Dogecoin (DOGE). At the time of writing, the organization has received over $19 million in philanthropic contributions.
Waone Interesni Kazki
Ukrainian artist Volodymyr Manzhos, aka Waone Interesni Kazki, is selling NFTs of his most famous paintings inspired by the surrealists and Ukrainian folk tales. Of the money raised, 50% will go to defense and medical supplies through Ukrainian military charities.
The Web3 humanitarian initiative Reli3F, led by crypto-artists and well-known NFT influencers, hosted a major NFT sale that included works by 37 well-known artists, including Danny Cole, Winnie Hager, Sartoshi, Gremplin, Ravi Vor, and more.
Within 30 seconds of its initial launch, the NFT project sold out, raising over $1 million. All proceeds were directed to help Ukraine.
The Web3 NFT community from Time magazine, TIMEpieces, has announced the “Make Art Not War” exhibition. All proceeds from the exhibition will be used to provide humanitarian assistance in Ukraine. Collectors have minted over 10,000 NFTs from 99 collages of images, according to Time. Each collage consists of a year’s worth of photos from 100 years of Time’s history.
Forza Ikonia announced a fundraiser for various charities in Ukraine, including Doctors Without Borders and Amnesty International. The Stand with Ukraine NFT project of more than 43,287,512 publications by the artist Felipe Posada was launched in Kyiv and Gothenburg. Each edition represents one citizen of Ukraine and is sold for only $10.
Editions can be purchased with a credit or debit card, and all sales benefit selected platform charities. At the time of writing, Forza Ikonia raised over $264,000.
The BTC-Alpha team together with trusted volunteer communities created a charity fund ‘Alpha for Ukraine’. You can make a donation to help everyone in Ukraine who needs medicines, humanitarian aid and to support the defence of the country.