On 24 February, 2022, russian federation soldiers carried out their criminal orders and crossed the border into Ukraine.
This was the beginning of a senseless, unjust and cruel war. The russian agression has killed thousands of peaceful Ukrainians. Millions more have become refugees.
russian soldiers in Ukraine are murdering children and civilians, while russian artillery is shelling residential areas. There are no reasons for this, and there is no excuse.
But we will prevail. And until then, we will continue to work.
Indie Cup’s team lives in Ukraine. The war forced each of us to change our plans — today we’re not only organizing a contest, but also volunteering, donating money, donating blood, building dugouts and helping our loved ones escape from the war. Some of us cannot return to Ukraine, and some took a break from work to defend our country at the frontlines.
As long as the core of our team stays safe, we will continue to work on the contest. For a simple reason — neither russian tanks nor russian soldiers can scare us.
Charities & donations
Your money can help Ukraine defend itself against the russian aggression. Here are a few organizations that we trust:
Come Back Alive
The largest charitable foundation in Ukraine that has been supporting the army since 2014. The organization operates on the principles of open reporting. Donation to Come Back Alive is one of the most effective ways to support the Ukrainian army during the war.⠀Donate
• Serhiy Prytula Foundation — equipment and supplies for Ukrainian soldiers
• Hospitalliers — volunteer medical batallion that supports soldiers on the frontlines
• UA Hospitals — medical supplies for Ukrainian soldiers
• Voices of Children — aid for children affected by war
• 5 Peron — aid and support for people affected by the war
• Spivdiia — humanitarian aid
Today, there are dozens of charitable organizations in Ukraine that provide aid to the Ukrainian army, refugees and war victims. You’ll find more of them listed on Support Ukraine Now, Stand for Ukraine or Ukraine Helpers.
Please choose local funds that work directly on the territory of Ukraine. Large organizations like the International Committe of the Red Cross are inefficient.
Projects we raised funds for
In November 2023 we have raised funds to purchase a DJI Mavic 3T thermal drone.
Once again, this campaign ran in collaboration with Ukrainian volunteers Pavlo Bondarenko and Naya Novak.
Recon drones for the 22 brigade
In August 2023 we have raised funds to purchase three DJI Mavic 3 drones for the 22 brigade of the AFU, deployed at the time near Bakhmut.
22 brigade is also the unit where Ukrainian independent developer, Stas Shostak, is serving.
Two recon drones for the AFU units
Drones are essential on the frontline. We have once again cooperated with notable Ukrainian volunteers Pavlo Bondarenko and Naya Novak to raise funds and purchase two DJI Mavic 3 drones.
Excess part of the raised funds was used for the purchase of a more expensive DJI Mavic 3T drone.
Fundraising for tank forces
Ukrainian tank forсes deployed on the eastern frontline have requested an expensive device (which we were requested not to name) that will make their carrying out their duties easier and safer.
The purchase of the said device has been a cooperative effort between Indie Cup and other volunteers. We have raised a part of the necessary sum.
Fuel & Consumables
Highly trained and well-equipped, the 138th Special Operations Center is often responsible for carrying out critical missions on the frontlines. Fuel and other vehicle consumables are essential resources, without which the unit would be unable to operate effectively.
We covered half of this campaign from the money we raised during the Indie Cup Ukraine’22 fundraising, and raised the other half separately with the help of our community.
Bandera Power x4
AFU units in eastern Ukraine need to fortify their positions. Afforable and sturdy Bandera power stations will help them stay connected.
This campaign is a collaboration with the 5th Peron of Ukraine volunteer organization that has been systemically helping both AFU soldiers and civilians since the beginning of the war.
The stated fundraising goal covers the purchase of four Bandera Power units.
Mykolaiv is without clean water for over 6 months. A truck will help volunteers deliver it to civilians in the city.
This campaign is a collaboration with the Peaceful Sky of Mykolaiv NGO, which delivered more than 200 tons humanitarian aid since the start of the invasion, as well as launching other initiatives.
The stated fundraising goal is a part of the necessary sum for the purchase of the truck. Any excessive funds will be added to the final sum to be donated.
DJI Mavic 3 Recon Drone
Bakhmut is being attacked by russian forces. A new recon drone will help the 93rd Brigade defend the city.
The stated fundraising goal covers the purchase of one DJI Mavic 3 drone. Any excessive funds will be spent on batteries ($194 each).