Local woman organizes collection for Ukraine

Anna Zaderej, a kitchen and bath designer at Morrison's Home Improvement in Lenox, has been collecting supplies from generous donors in Berkshire County to help Ukrainian refugees.

Her church, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Troy, has partnered with St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Watervliet to off-set the cost of shipping the donations to Poland. Anna and her husband have been bringing local donations via a U-Haul to their church and all donations are loaded on a tractor trailer, which transports the donations to New Jersey to be flown to Poland. Two tractor trailers have already been sent out.

Donations are still being collected at Morrison's, 25 Pittsfield Road, Lenox. Below is a list of the most requested items.


Advil (Ibuprofen)
Anti-diarrheal medicine
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
Caffeine pills
Eye wash (4-oz)
Pepto-Bismol pills
Saline eye drops
Tylenol (Acetaminophen)



Antibacterial cream
Anti-burn hydrogel
Anti-fungal cream
Antiseptic wipes
Burn Cream
Burn Pads
Hydrocortisone cream (1%)
Triple antibiotic ointment
Water-Gel burn dressings (4x4-in & 4x16-in)


Size 7x14-in and 5x10-in
Band-Aids in larger sizes
Coban roll (2-in)
Elastic bandages, 

Elastic wraps/ACE bandages (4-in)
Rolls of bandages
Arm slings
Plastic sling wrap
Butterfly closure strips
Cervical collars (neck braces)
Cravat bandage
Gauze and gauze pads (4x4-in)
Rolled gauze (4.5-in)


Medical Extras

CPR masks
CPR mouthpiece
Disposable gloves
First Aid kits and Wound care kits
Lister scissors
Medical rubber elastic
Medical safety pins
Medical adhesive tape (2-3-in)
Moleskin (5x2-in strips)
Mounting reinforced tape
Plastic films
Tongue depressors


Backpacks of all sizes, but especially backpacks (10x18x14-in)
Sleeping bags
Duct tape

Emergency blankets

You may also support Anna's efforts with a monetary donation to:

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church
c/o Father Vasyl Dovgan
5 Crestwood Lane
Troy, NY 12180-7703

In the memo, please note donation is going to Ukraine.


In accordance with their mission of mobilizing the caring power of communities for the common good, United Way Worldwide is responding to this urgent and growing humanitarian crisis by stepping up to provide short-term relief and long-term support.