Julian Curtiss Food Drive and Pin-Making Bolsters Ongoing Local Effort for Ukraine

The local collection for funds and supplies for Ukraine continues through April.

Most recently, Julian Curtiss School fourth grader, Eliza Cooper, worked with Principal Trish McGuire and the school’s student council to launch a food drive and pin-making effort for Ukraine.

In addition to the food collection, and selling pins to raise funds, the entire school wrote notes that will go inside and be taped to the outside of boxes being shipped to Ukraine.

Their pin making raised $220 for the organization Help Ukraine.

The town-wide effort continues through April, and organizers emphasize medical supplies and food are most needed.

According to Sheryl Mandala, who is coordinating the Greenwich effort, Konrad Flejter of Fairfield continues to fill shipping containers with the desperately needed items and ship them to Poland near the Ukraine border.

Julian Curtiss School fourth grader Eliza Cooper with collected items for the Ukraine effort.


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

Medical including First Aid kits (bandages, gauze, tape, antibiotic ointment, crazy glue) Cough and Cold Medicine, and over the counter Pain Relief.

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]

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

Julian Curtiss School fourth grader Eliza Cooper with a message for Ukraine.
Julian Curtiss School students created notes to adorn the boxes of desperately needed supplies to be sent overseas for Ukrainian refugees.
A sweet message to Ukrainian refugees written by a Julian Curtiss student.