Greenwich Residents Organize Collection of Necessities for Ukraine Relief. You Can Help.

Update #4 April 12:

Here is a list of items the drive where there is particular need.


Powdered Formula​​​​

Powdered Pedialyte​​​​

Baby Food Pouches (no glass)​​​

Dry Snacks​​​​​

Bottles & Pacifiers​​​​


Diaper Rash Ointment​​​


Food: (no glass)

Protein Bars

Canned Food (tuna, soups, fruit, vegetables, beans

Powdered Milk

​Peanut Butter

Dried Beans, Lentils, and Legumes

Dried Fruits (raisins, cranberries etc.)

Grains (quinoa, barley)​​


Beef Jerky

Instant Coffee & Tea

Instant Ramen Noodles

Dog & Cat Food

First Aide kit (bandages, gauze, tape, antibiotic ointment, crazy glue)Cough and Cold Medicine Over the counter Pain Relief

Thank you.

Update #3, Sunday, April 10, 1:00pm: The organizers say at this point they would prefer food items over any clothing.  High protein power bars and ready to eat canned foods especially. Also medical items. Thank you. Everyone has been so generous!

Update #2: As of Saturday, April 2: Organizers are asking for a focus on medical supplies and food, and not clothing.

According to Sheryl Mandala, The Undies Project received a substantial donation from Jambys, a company founded by two Yale grads one who grew up in Wilton and graduated from Staples. Jambys manufactures lounge wear and they donated 5 boxes of unisex boxers.

This week they packed over 100 boxes which are ready to be shipped.

Questions, call Mandala at (203) 561-8993 or Email her at [email protected]

Lucy Langley of The Undies Project and Sheryl Mandala, who is organizing the collection for Ukrainians.

Update #1: Donations are coming in. Thank you to everyone who stopped by on Tuesday with blankets sleeping bags, coats, etc. The drive runs through April.

In Greenwich a group of residents are organizing a collection of items for Ukranian refugees.

According to Sheryl Mandala, one 8x8x40 container was already filled with 340 XL boxes plus 100 smaller boxes of items for refugees, including gently used clothing, blankets and sleeping bags.

Photo: Sheryl Mandala

The container was shipped to Poland on March 14 and will be received in Poland by a charity called Caritas.

Mandala explained that items will be distributed out of a school close to the border. Items useful to those remaining in Ukraine will be driven across the boarder to Lviv.

“Those drivers will return with Ukrainians fleeing to Poland,” she said. “As we continue to see the horrors of war, it is obvious Ukraine still needs a great deal of help.”

Mandala said Meals on Wheels, The Undies Project, SoNo Ice House, Moms Who Puck, Global Grins and the Milbrook paddle community and neighborhood were instrumental in filling 60+ extra large boxes and donating $4,000 dollars to offset the cost of shipping.

Photo: Sheryl Mandala

Mandala said Konrad Flejter, a local contractor who sent the first container to Poland, is coordinating additional donations and hopes of sending four more containers filled with non perishable food, medical supplies, baby items, hygiene products and undergarments.

“The volume of items we are looking to collect is beyond my group of friends,” Mandala said, adding that a broader community effort could go a long way. “Donating money is one way, but there is a higher level of satisfaction people get when actually picking out desperately needed items that are getting into the hands of people we are watching cross the border into Poland,” she said.

The additional effort starts immediately and will run through April.

Residents may drop off items from the list below at Mandala’s home or send items via Amazon to Mr. Flejter’s address in Fairfield.

Donations may be ordered on Amazon (consolidate items for fewer boxes) and shipped to:
Konrad Flejter
2870 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06825

Donation may also be dropped off:
Sheryl Mandala
320 Overlook Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830
Questions, call Mandala at (203) 561-8993
Email: [email protected]

21 Lincoln Ave
Another third option is to drop off at the GFP front porch
21 Lincoln Ave (between Mason and Milbank downtown – same as for coat drive)
Greenwich, CT 06830
Email: [email protected]

Photo: Sheryl Mandala

“I am aware that many of you have made donation to various organizations providing aide to Ukraine,” Mandala said. “If you would like to help fill a container, the items needed are below.”

Powdered Formula
Powdered Pedialyte
Baby Food Pouches (no glass)
Dry Snacks
Bottles & Pacifiers
Diaper Rash Ointment

Hygiene Products:
Bar Soap and Body Wash
Tooth Brush & Toothpaste
Body & Hand Lotion
Shampoo & Conditioner
Razors & Shaving Cream
Feminine Hygiene Products

New Socks, Underwear, Sports Bras
Men’s Army / Hiking Boots
Sleeping Bags
Yoga Mats

First Aide Kits (bandages, gauze, tape, cray glue)
Antibiotic Ointment
Over the Counter Pain Relief (no prescriptions)
Cough, Cold and Flu Medicine
Eye Drops

Food: (no glass)
Any Non-Perishable
Protein Bars
Canned Food (tuna, soups, fruit, vegetables, beans)
Powdered Milk
Peanut Butter
Dried Beans, Lentils, and Legumes
Dried Fruits (raisins, cranberries, etc.)
Grains (quinoa, barley)
Beef Jerky
Instant Coffee & Tea
Ramen Noodles
Chicken Bouillon
Dog and Cat Food