WATCH LIVE

House Committee on Oversight holds hearing on attempted assassination on Donald Trump. Stream now on News 12 New York.

Ukrainian Youth Center in Yonkers packs up a truckload of supplies bound for Ukraine

The donations are mainly for babies, children and mothers now fleeing the violence in Ukraine.

News 12 Staff

Mar 10, 2022, 5:30 PM

Updated 864 days ago

Share:

A truckload of supplies is now headed to Ukraine following a successful donation drive at the Ukrainian Youth Center in Yonkers.
It all started with two Yonkers women with Ukrainian heritage who wanted to help.
The donations are mainly for babies, children and mothers now fleeing the violence in Ukraine. Everything from diapers to clothes was loaded onto a 30-foot moving truck donated by Al's Moving and Storage in White Plains.
The truck will head to Fort Lee, New Jersey, where the supplies will be loaded onto a cargo plane headed to Poland.
News 12 spoke with one of the organizers, who said she's been overwhelmed by the show of support and explained what motivated her to organize the donation drive. "Doing this, it was a good way to escape from the coverage. Focus on doing something to help rather than sit and watch. It's really upsetting, I mean it's just heartbreaking," says Tatiana Anderson, of Yonkers.
While they are no longer accepting donated supplies, there is some donated used clothing that remains at the youth center They hope to save it for the next step of this project, which they hope will be to welcome Ukrainian refugees into this community.


More from News 12