Help Ukraine Teen Fundraiser

May 14, 2022 Framingham Free
(Photo: Markus Spiske/Unsplash)

This is a great opportunity for high school students to run a donation drive at their school and earn community hours from Jookender. Volunteer for sorting, packing and preparing packages for shipment to Ukraine and become part of our strong, vibrant community! We will have students from all over Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey participating in this fundraiser. Our mission is to help orphan houses in Ukraine and refugees that temporarily settled in Western Ukraine. 

Our difference is in the following:

  • We have established a very good business relationship with an Uzhgorod nonprofit that helps Ukrainian refugees
  • We send only items they request at that particular moment
  • We send directly to the addressee and they receive our packages in 2.5-3 weeks maximum
  • We pay for airmail sent via MEEST, but unlike other humanitarian aid that can be sent free of charge, our packages do not get lost or pile up at the Polish border; they go directly to where we send them and get distributed to those in need within a week or less

We accept only new, unused items:

  • Sleeping bags, pillows, linens (twin, queen), blankets, towels
  • Underwear, socks, crocs-like shoes (no flip-flops)
  • Diapers, baby formula, toddler non-perishable food
  • Women’s pads and tampons, hygiene products
  • Snack bars, dry grains, dry beans (no lentils), pasta, dry soups (in cups), easy-made food (add hot water only), tea bags, instant coffee, beef/turkey jerky, survivor/tourist food, chicken soup cubes
  • Vitamins (children, adults, especially with omegas)
  • Portable and head flashlights (solar-powered), phone cords with no base (android, Apple), solar power banks
  • Old cell phones

We will be shipping these packages to the Center for Assistance to the War Victims in Ukraine in Uzhgorod, West Ukraine. We’ve developed a good, trusted relationship with them. They are redirecting shipments to various orphan houses and refugees in need.

Money donations are crucial for S&H via commercial Meest. A box costs us $120-$170 to send (based on weight).

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Saturday, May 14, 2022, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
For whom
Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents
Jookender Community Initiatives, Inc.
650 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01702

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