We reached our campaign goal and delivered 1,000 hygiene kits in Eastern Ukraine!


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

We are pleased to confirm that HelpAge Canada successfully delivered 1,000 emergency hygiene kits to older women and men in Eastern Ukraine along the 5 km line of contact through July and August. These kits provided COVID-19 sanitization materials and PPE, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, and other hygiene products designed to last each senior or household for three months. Delivery of the kits was also an opportunity for our volunteer and staff teams in Ukraine to visit isolated older people and provide education concerning COVID-19.

Special thanks to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation for their generous support! Since 2014, HelpAge Canada has been operational in Eastern Ukraine, which boasts the highest density of older people in any conflict zone in the world. As we approach winter, COVID-19 continues to be a major issue as well as providing winter clothing, coal and wood, food, medical assistance, and psychosocial support.


Our support of seniors in Eastern Ukraine is ongoing. Please read more here.