Donation campaign in Ukraine organized by Cold Spring Harbor students
COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY — The cafeteria at Cold Spring Harbor High School was overflowing with student, staff and community donations of items to ship in support of Ukraine, the school district said.
The fundraiser was organized with the help of Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Queens. The church must ship all donations overseas.
There were many boxes and bags full of clothes, feminine hygiene products, diapers and baby necessities, blankets, towels, first aid kits, hand and foot warmers and even books coloring book and crayons.
Pastor Mario Dacechen personally thanked the students for their extraordinary efforts to help others in need and for going the extra mile in sorting through all belongings and labeling all boxes.
“It allowed us to move the collections to the next level to expedite delivery to the warehouse, which ships to Ukrainian refugee camps in Poland,” Dacechen said.
Additionally, North Shore Holiday House of Huntington has heard of this effort and has also arranged for a number of boxes to be donated in support.
“It was a real community effort,” the school district said.
This humanitarian relief effort was led by CSH High School junior Lili Weissberg, with assistance from student government and counselors Myra Georgiou and Maria Segura.
“Cold Spring Harbor Central School District thanks everyone for this incredible outpouring of support, which will be sent with prayers and hope to so many in need during this time of crisis in Ukraine,” wrote the district.