MCC Photo/Alison Ralph

Kits packed for shipment.

In early November, MCC Ontario will be sending a shipment to Nikopol City, Dnipropetrovs’k and Zaporizhzhia. Because of the undeclared war in the east of Ukraine more and more people continue to suffer. The United Nations estimates at least 1.8 million people are displaced within Ukraine by the conflict. They join thousands of other vulnerable people who, in the midst of economic downturn and conflict, found their meager pensions and income couldn’t cover the rising cost of living.

Our partner, Nikopol Charitable Fund “New Life” will use these supplies to meet basic humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable and at risk people including prisoners, ex-prisoners, ex-addicts who are in rehab, HIV-positive people, local poor people, orphans, Internally Displaced Persons, and elderly and disabled.

We are in urgent need of following supplies for this shipment (listed in order of priority)

  • New Bed Sheets
  • 600 Women's Care Kits (contents listed below)
  • 500 Men's Care Kits (contents listed below)
  • 500 Infant Care Kits
  • 1000 Comforters
  • Bath Bar soap
  • Laundry Bar soap
  • Funds to purchase toothpaste (unfortunately due to custom regulations we cannot ship donated toothpaste and are required to purchase it)
  • 200 Sewing Kits
  • Funds to purchase meter fabric for Ukranian sewing groups to sew bedding, doctor's smocks, etc

Theses supplies will comfort families and individuals facing disaster or crisis in Ukraine. They’re also a tangible way you can share God’s love and compassion, reminding people around the world that their needs are not forgotten.

Please help these families and individuals meet their basic human needs.

Any questions, please contact Wendy Cotter at wendycotter@mcco.ca or 519-745-8458 ext. 248.

Read more about MCC’s work in the Ukraine here: https://mcccanada.ca/stories/midst-crisis-ukraine  

Men’s Care Kit (approximate donor cost for complete kit is $35)

  • 1 pair of new crew socks
  • 1 bottle of lotion (alcohol-free)
  • 1 bath bar soap
  • 1 laundry bar soap
  • 1 deodorant (non-aerosol)
  • 1 small package of shaving razors
  • 2 pens
  • 80 page notebook
  • 1 small box of envelopes.

Men's undershirts, underwear, and toothpaste will be purchased in bulk by MCC and included in the kits. We are requesting an additional donation of $15 per kit to cover these costs.

Women's Care Kits (approximate donor cost for complete kit is $40)

  • 1 pair of new white crew socks
  • 1 bottle of lotion (alcohol-free)
  • 1 bath bar soap
  • 1 laundry bar soap
  • 1 deodorant (non-aerosol)
  • 1 small package of woman's razors
  • 2 pens
  • 80 page notebook
  • 1 small box of envelopes
  • 1 package sanitary pads (18-24 count thin maxi)

Women's undershirts, underwear, and toothpaste will be purchased in bulk by MCC and included in the kits. We are requesting an additional donation of $15 per kit to cover these costs.