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Upper Elementary Supply Drive for Ukraine Extended Through March 14th

Updated: Mar 14, 2022

Thank you to everyone who has supported our Upper Elementary’s supply drive benefiting Ukraine. In light of the overflow of support, we have chosen to extend the donation deadline through the end of the day on Monday, March 14.

Supply Drive: Our Upper Elementary Comet students, fresh from their return as delegates to the Montessori Model United Nations, have mobilized a supply drive in coordination with the AlphaMinds Academy, an academic enrichment program in Jersey City, founded by Anna Novosyolok, an immigrant from Ukraine. Comet and the HMV parents have been working with Ms. Novosyolok to collect our supply donations. They will coordinate the shipments directly to Ukraine and work with a major distribution service to make sure the supplies get to Ukraine.

Top Priority is Medical Supplies (The full list is here)

  • Non-perishable food (incl. baby formula, food pouches, etc - no glass containers)

  • Thermal underwear & socks (men/women/children)

  • Hygiene products (feminine products, wipes, deodorants, etc.)

  • Flashlights

If you wish to donate to the supply drive, please drop off your items in the large gray collection bins on the sidewalk in front of our two administrative offices: 10 Regent Street (Ms. Maki's office) and 50 Regent Street (Ms. Gina's office). The collection bins will be outside those two offices in the morning for student dropoff times between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and student pickup times: Noon to 12:15 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Monetary Donations: For those who wish to give monetary donations for humanitarian aid and medical supplies, we have identified an organization with the help of one of our parents for anyone who prefers to provide monetary assistance:

Purchasing Supplies Online: Also, if you choose to donate supplies directly through Amazon, please view the wish list here. You can order the supplies through Amazon, and a supply collection center in Brooklyn will receive the supplies, package them, and route them directly to those in need in Ukraine.

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