Computers for Ukraine's Armed Forces

For over 10 years, Ukrainians have not only valiantly defended their home against russian invaders, but also sacrificed their lives for Europe and its ideals of peace, democracy and freedom.

Unfortunately, European support for Ukraine’s fight is often lackluster and insufficient – even if the seriousness of what is at stake has recently become clearer in European capitals.

While civilians in Europe cannot provide the weaponry and ammunition needed to fight directly1, we can support their firepower in other ways. I am asking for such help from you now: an opportunity has arisen for me to buy used but fully functional and refurbished IT hardware like laptops, desktop computers, monitors, docking stations and other accessories at a discounted rate. I also have connections to different units (drone teams, special operations units, training staff) within Ukraine’s Armed forces which are in need of such devices for administrative and operational tasks.

Therefore, I am trying to raise at least2 10'000 CHF to purchase IT equipment needed by various military units in Ukraine and deliver it to them.

If you support the cause and can spare some money, please direct it via bank transfer to

Alexander Pitsch
CH78 0070 0114 8024 1799 1 (for CHF via SEPA)
BE54 9676 1607 9597 (for EUR via SEPA)

with the message PC4UA.

Thank you for your generosity and support!

Slava Ukraini! Together to victory!

Current state of the project

  • collect money (~1220 CHF collected as of 29.03.24; details)
  • purchase devices (expected at the end of May/beginning of June)
  • transfer to Ukraine and distribution to different units

FAQ

  • Why don’t you use a dedicated fundraising platform?

Fundraising platforms like GoFundMe.com take around 3% of the money you donate in commissions. I’d rather spend your money on hardware for Ukrainians.

  • Why should I trust you?

If you see this page, it is very likely that you either know me personally or through a friend or family: That should put my motivation and reputation beyond doubt (hopefully).

If you don’t have close enough personal ties to me, I am of course commited to documenting which devices I bought and how/when I got them to Ukraine on this site as transparently as operational security allows it.

If that is not enough for you to trust me, please consider donating to United24, the Come Back Alive Foundation, Gift for Putin or the Hospitallers instead.

  • Can I get some goodies?

For donations larger than 100 CHF (or equivalent) I am sure that we can organize signed flags, patches or similar. Please get in touch with me (see below), reference your donation, and we will figure something out.

  • How can I get in touch with you?

Feel free to send me an email to admin<at>open-society<dot>ch.

  • Is my donation tax-deductible?

In all likelihood not. I am acting as a private individual, not on behalf of a tax-exempt charitable organization.

  • Can I donate in other currencies?

Please reach out to me (see above) if you want to donate in currencies other than CHF or EUR and we will find a solution.


  1. We can, however, urge our political representatives to support Ukraine. Please do so if you haven’t yet done this! ↩︎

  2. But anything beyond that goal will of course also be used towards equipping Ukrainian warriors with IT equipment they need. ↩︎