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Alexandria coworking space hosting fundraising night for Ukrainian refugees

Alexandria coworking space ALX Community is hosting a fundraising event next week to raise donations for nonprofits assisting Ukrainian refugees.

The fundraiser, “A Night for Ukraine,” is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at Above ALX (277 South Washington Street). The $25 entrance ticket will go to Community Organized Relief Efforts (CORE), who will supply a family of four with a three-day hygiene kit, which includes soap, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes and other items, along with emergency thermal blankets, the group said.

“A total of 5 million people are expected to flee Ukraine due to the current war,” ALX Community said in the post. “Most are women and children. In some cases, children who were traveling with distant relatives have been left behind after family members dropped them off at the border and returned to Ukraine. The magnitude of this humanitarian crisis has created an immediate need for basic, life-saving relief — water, food, safe transportation, and shelter.”

Refreshments will be offered at the event, with additional donation options:

  • A donation of $250 provides a refugee family with cash assistance that allows them to use the funds in whatever way is most pressing, such as transportation, food, or clothing.
  • A $500 donation helps coordinate crucial psychosocial support to a refugee family.
  • A donation of $1,000 provides a month’s support to a family, helping with basic needs and materials to support families where they may settle, longer term.

ALX Community said the goal is to raise $10,000 over the course of the night. Those who can’t attend in person can still donate online.