The money you donate today will directly benefit Ukrainian refugees who’ve been displaced from their homes as a result of Russia’s invasion. We’re working with a selection of charitable organizations in Romania whose goal is to get clothing, shoes, food, and emergency medical supplies to people who need them most. Refuse to Quit operates under a 501 (c) (3) (via fiscal sponsorship)– all donations are tax deductible.DONATE NOW
Life as Ukrainians knew it was torn to shreds on Feb. 24, 2022, when Russia launched an unprovoked invasion of their country. In the months since, thousands of lives have been lost and hundreds of thousands of families have been forced to flee their homes and start anew as refugees in neighboring countries. With headlines popping up every day concerning the violence and hardships being thrust upon the Ukrainian people, it’s become obvious survivors need our support. This is your chance to get involved by making a tax-deductible donation.
We provided interim lodging for this mom and her son.
Refuse to Quit is currently working with two nonprofits in Bucharest one of which we co-founded, the Sunflower Children's Resource Center.
This summer, the Abshers and Colbournes will return to Romania with duffle bags of supplies. The items that are currently needed are children's clothing and shoes, canned food and military boots.
Thanks to Dr. Jensen and Dr. Brown of Bellevue, WA and Dr. York of Mercer Island, WA for their generous donations of toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Thanks to Value Village for their donation of children's shoes.
Jamie and Sue Colbourne launched Refuse to Quit with longtime friends Dan and Daria Absher in the early days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Confronted with the devastation they were seeing on the news, RTQ’s founders felt it was their duty to help the Ukrainian people. The name “Refuse to Quit” was inspired by Jamie’s passion for marathon running and his commitment to finishing every race.
RTQ’s current focus is supporting Ukrainian families, primarily women and children, who have been displaced from their homes as a result of the ongoing war with Russia. The Colbournes spent much of April 2022 on the ground in Bucharest, choosing Romania’s capital city as the center for their early of their efforts for three important reasons:
1. Romania welcomed nearly 1,000,000 Ukrainian refugees.
2. Bucharest is a major transit stop for Ukrainian refugees.
3. We have reliable contacts in the area.
The Ukrainian people did not ask for this war. They were invaded. Through our existing contacts and with the support of friends, RTQ is providing food, toiletries, shelter, jobs, transportation, volunteer opportunities, and medical and military supplies to those in need. We Refuse to Quit on the people who need us most — and hope you’ll join our efforts.