Richmond Hill Mayor David West will host a Donation Drive to support Ukrainian newcomers.
Together with Richmond Hill community partners, Mayor David West is happy to host a Donation Drive for Ukrainian Newcomers.
This donation drive will help to provide families arriving in Richmond Hill with support as they reestablish themselves in Canada. Together with the Welcome Centre, a COSTI organization, and the Nativity of the Mother of God Orthodox Church, (a church on Leslie Street with ties to the Ukrainian community) David and his staff are working to gather the most needed items for families, including new clothes, back to school supplies, and grocery store gift cards.
Please see the Richmond Hill Liberal article ‘Right time to work together’: Donation drive planned for July 16 to support Ukrainian newcomers to Richmond Hill (yorkregion.com)
Please register to drop off your donation on Saturday July 16th, between 10am and 2pm at Elvis Stojko Arena, 350 16th Avenue. The Mayor looks forward to seeing you then to say thanks for your generosity.
Newcomers are most grateful to receive prepaid gift cards to local:
- grocery stores
- home supply stores
This campaign will also be happy to receive NEW donations of:
- toiletries/personal care items
- clothing items with tags
- “back to school” supplies
They are not able to accept non-perishable food donations or large items at this event.
There will be activities happening. A schedule of events is coming soon! Please check his web site for further details Events – Mayor David West (davidwest-richmondhill.ca)
Handmade Ukrainian Hope ribbons, as well as literature about the event partners and their services, willl be distributed.