Very, many thanks to all of you who have donated items of first necessity which we have passed on to Helfen Sie helfen, who have already sent several lorry loads of humanitarian aid to be distributed to displaced people in Ukraine, as well as to refugees in Poland and Romania.
Helping those fleeing from war requires ongoing effort and support from all of us. To this end, we will be partnering with three more organisations, to help refugees who are already here in Switzerland as well as those in need in Eastern Europe.
From this weekend, we will also be able to receive donations of clothing as well as toiletries and other specific items as per the list below. More information about this project, the organisations we are partnering with, and an up-to-date list of things that are needed, can be found here, on our dedicated webpage
Donations can be dropped off after the church services on Sundays
and also at the community centre on Wednesdays, between 9am-2pm
Please only bring items of excellent quality from the following list*
• Soaps (any soap, shower gels and shampoo, of any size)
• Plasters, wound cream, disinfectant, masks
• Baby wipes
• Any women’s sanitary products
• Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
• Babies’ feeding bottles
• Babies’ dummies
• New coloured pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners and colouring books (no other toys at this time)
• Baby clothes (up to 86cm)
• Adults’ and children’s NEW socks and underwear only
• Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing of new/excellent quality**
• Trainers/Shoes (tied together as pairs)**
• Hand, face, and bath towels
• Blankets (warm blankets of any kind, but no duvets, duvet covers or pillows)
*These things are being sent with love to people in desperate circumstances. Please ensure that your donations reflect that same care. We can only send on items of excellent quality. If the items you bring don’t meet these standards, the costs of disposing them will reduce the amount of monetary support that we can pass on.
** We cannot accept sandals, high-heeled shoes, miniskirts, business clothes, swimwear or evening dresses!
If you can spare some time to help with sorting and packing donations, ready for transport, we’d be delighted to hear from you!
Please Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any financial donations will help with the packaging and transportation costs, for which Helfen Sie Helfen ask for 3chf per box and Christliche Ostmission ask for 5chf per bag. If you would like to give money to support this project, please donate through St Andrew’s, and we will pass the funds on to these organisations.
You can donate using the TWINT code opposite, or by making a payment through St Andrew’s E-Banking, marking your payment ‘Ukraine’, to St Andrew’s account:
IBAN CH04 0900 0000 8001 1689 3
There will also be a dedicated collection box inside the Church.
The Diocese in Europe and USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel) have also launched a joint emergency appeal to support humanitarian work both in Ukraine and with refugees fleeing into neighbouring countries. Funds raised by the appeal will support Christian charities and churches and agencies carrying out humanitarian work in both in Ukraine and organisations responding to the arrival of Ukrainian refugees in neighbouring countries.