West Chester, Pa – Chester County residents interested in supporting the people of Ukraine and the victims and refugees of the war there can now drop off donated items at the office of State Senator Carolyn Comitta.

Comitta has partnered with Chester County Hospital to collect donations of medical supplies, hygiene products, and necessities for children and babies through the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, Inc (UUARC).

“It is estimated that 2.8 million Ukrainians have fled their country since Russia’s invasion. Many others, including children, families, and the elderly, have been injured and upended by the escalating violence,” Comitta said. “The outpouring of support and compassion for the people of Ukraine and their independence is a testament to our shared values as Americans, Pennsylvanians, and Chester Countians. Thank you to everyone who has donated.”

Now through March 24, items can be donated via a collection box at Comitta’s West Chester District Office, located at 17 East Gay Street in downtown West Chester. The building is open Monday through Friday during regular office hours.

All donations support humanitarian aid to victims of war in Ukraine.

Requested items include:

For Children and Babies:

  • Children’s fever and pain medicine: Tylenol, Benadryl, Ibuprofen (at least a year prior to expiration date)
  • Thermometers
  • Pacifiers
  • Baby bottles
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand and foot warmers

For the Elderly:

  • Canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchair
  • Adult diapers
  • Pain relief medicine: Tylenol, Ibuprofen (at least a year prior expiration date)

Hygiene Products:

  • Bar soap
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Adult diapers
  • Children’s diapers
  • Wipes
  • Towels, blankets, sleeping bags

Other Critical Needs:

  • Water purifiers
  • Water purifying pills or straws

Please note: no clothing items are being collected at this time.

Residents can also stop by one of Senator Comitta’s mobile/senior outreach offices to drop off their donations.

With millions more potential victims in Ukraine, UURAC is collecting donations to provide vital medical supplies to victims, the injured, and refugees. According to its website, the organization is working closely with other groups and the Ukrainian Embassy to coordinate aid.