Businesses, community groups and restaurants have rallied around to send vital supplies to the Ukraine border.
This week will mark the third week of the war in Ukraine. Fighting has continued in key cities, while more than two million people have now fled to neighboring countries.
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Many sites have already had to close due to being inundated with donations but we’ve put together a list of the points still accepting donations.
We recently reported Coventry Refuge and Migrant Center’s appeal asking for locals to accommodate Ukrainian nationals as we come together to support those fleeing.
Slovianka restaurant, Far Gosford Street
Slovianka restaurant on Far Gosford Street is acting as a feeder center for donations from across Coventry. They have just opened up collections again.
You can drop donations off to:
- Coventry fire station, Radford Road, CV1 4EL (24/7). Ring the main door first, if there is no answer then leave the products in a designated shed in the car park.
- Jobandtalent (former Extra Personnel agency), 15 Little park Street, CV1 2JZ (8am-4pm Monday to Friday)
- Slovianka Restaurant, 83 Far Gosford Street, CV1 2JZ (Tuesday to Thursday 17:00-18:00)
A spokesperson said: “If you have a bulk donation then please contact us first as there is limited storage available at the moment. You may need to deliver it to Mitchell Potatoes on Saturday from 12:00.”
What they need the most:
- Osprey vests
- Wallkie talkies (like Motorola xt460)
- Army clothes
- Tactical military equipment
- Medical equipment (high quality first aid kits, thick wound dressings and bandages, quick clot)
- Sleeping bags
- Power banks
- Power generators
- Long term food
- Thermal and waterproof clothes, thermal blankets
- Sanitary products
- Baby care, baby food
No clothes, bedding, toys will be accepted.
Coventry Comfort Carers Crisis Support
The community group has started collecting donations to send directly to Ukraine this weekend.
They currently have two of their volunteers on the Polish boarder delivering donations.
The charity has a few drop-off points across the city. They are:
- Stoke Aldermoor – you can message the Facebook page here, for the address
- Eastern Green – you can message the Facebook page here, for the address
- Franklin & Hawkins both Coventry and Birmingham branches – 333 Tile Hill Lane, Coventry, CV4 9DU or 50 Station Road, Birmingham, B37 7AU
- Diamond cuts – Allesley, 212 Winsford Ave, CV5 9NB
- The Coventry Cross – The Burges, CV1 1HL
- Coventry Greek Orthodox Church – Westwood Heath Road, CV4 8GP
- Serco – Eaton house ground floor, 1 Eaton Rd, CV1 2FJ
- Electricity generators
- Power banks
- Torches with batteries
- Sleeping mats
- Sleeping bags
- Duvet/pillow covers and sheets
- Thermal blankets
- Cleaning products (toothpastes + toothbrushes, liquid soaps, shampoos, toilet papers, sanitary napkins, diapers, paper towels)
- Electric kettles
- Plastic cups/plates/ cutleries
- Rubbish bags
- Car first aid kits
- Disinfectants and dressings (bandages, plasters etc)
- Bottled water
Feed the Hungry, Coventry
Coventry-based charity Feed the Hungry is colating a shipment of:
• Sleeping bags and blankets
• Hygiene/toiletries and nappies
• Dry food – rice noodles and pasta
• Snacks and biscuits
• Travel mugs and water bottles
• Tea, coffee, sugar and dry milk
Anyone who wishes to donate any of these items can bring them into the Halo Center during office hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday)
Address: Halo Centre, Progress Way, Binley Industrial Estate, Coventry, CV3 2NT (during office hours).
Carriers of Hope
Carriers of Hope, Coventry charity dedicated to helping asylum seekers, were closed for donations after being inundated. They have now re-opened and are ready to collect again.
A spokesperson said: “No sooner do we say that we’re pausing donations than we need your help again please!”
They need baby baths, sterilisers and double pushchairs.
They have also had another request for four more wheelchairs.
If you want to drop items off you should call 024 7666 7008.
Address: Lythalls Lane, CV6 6FL
Harbury Lane Army Surplus, Leamington
The Army Surplus are accepting donations to help.
They are open Monday-Staurday, 9am-4pm.
They are asking for:
- Medical supplies
- Baby food
- Clothing (coats, jumpers)
Address: Harbury Lane, CV33 9SA
Or call: 07931 644617
JLR Romanian Community at Kangen Water Center
The JLR Romanian community in the Midlands wishes to provide support for the Ukrainian people who are currently suffering from the war and a collection point has been set up at the Kangen Water Centre.
This will be open until Sunday, March 13.
They’re planning on sending as many donations as possible to the Ukrainian Post Office every Saturday.
A spokesperson said: “Please print or write on a paper the name and quantity of the products you are donating, the total weight of the parcel and the title “Ukraine Humanitarian Aid Nova Poshta”.
“Stick this paper to the package, it will help a lot with organising all the donations.”
They can take the following items and they must be in good condition:
- Camping equipment: electricity generators, power banks / portable chargers, torches and batteries, USB phone cables, compasses, insulated ground sheets, sleeping bags, air beds, bed linen / sheets / high tog quilts, emergency thermal blankets, regular and electric blankets, pillows, regular or tactical wristwatches
- Trekking clothing: base layer, trekking socks and shoes (size 8-11), fleece jackets (olive colour, gray, black), raincoats
- Personal items: towels, new underwear, new socks
- Hygiene products: soap, shampoo, women’s sanitary products
- Baby products: wet wipes, nappies, sudocream/bepanthen cream, new baby bottles with teats, new dummies / teethers, milk formula, toys all ages
- Disposable and plastic tableware
- First aid kits, disinfectants, bandages, plasters, sterile dressings
- Over the counter medicine: anti-inflammatory, cough/cold/flu medicine, painkillers
Address: 62 Bath Street CV31 3AE, Leamington Spa
Warwick Market is on every Saturday and will have an area dedicated to donations for Ukraine.
The collection point will be at the market information hub.
The drop-off point started last Saturday (March 5) and will continue every week between 9am and 3pm.
Donations needed are:
- Sanitary products
- First-aid kits
- Blankets and sleeping bags
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