Give. Help. Share. to send lorry-load of supplies to Ukrainian refugees

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Give. Help. Share. to send lorry-load of supplies to Ukrainian refugees

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Amanda Abarbanel and Jacqueline Harris of Give. Help. Share.
Amanda Abarbanel and Jacqueline Harris of Give. Help. Share.

A charity set up by a pair of London Jewish teachers has filled a lorry with supplies to Poland to be distributed to Ukrainian refugees close to the border.

The goods, including warm clothing, bedding and hygiene items will be handled by Chabad in Warsaw with the vehicle set to leave on Monday.

It was organized by Give. Help. Share, the charity launched in 2020 by Borehamwood teachers Amanda Barbanel and Jacqueline Harris.

Barbanel said: “Seeing children evacuated on trains feels all too familiar. It’s just heartbreaking and we felt compelled to do something. We were able to build a supply of goods quickly through our charity connections and appealing to all to help fill the lorry for Monday.”

On Wednesday they announced that they are still taking clothing and bedding but are in most need of toiletries, baby items (not food) and medical supplies eg paracetamol, plasters.

The collection point is at Safestore Unit 2116/2117, Britannic House, Stirling Way, Borehamwood WD6 2BT. You can drop supplies off on Friday and Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

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