Ukraine | Solidarity Collection

The Taizé Community has many friends in Ukraine, which the brothers visited in May and again in early October.

During this last visit, a solidarity project was born: a collection of school supplies for children and young people who have had to leave the east of the country because of the war. Their families have few resources, given the seriousness of the situation. Our contacts in the field indicate that blankets and winter coats will also be badly needed as the harsh winter approaches.

The solidarity collection will take place in Taizé until 18 December. The precise list of items we are collecting is published below. We would appreciate it if you only offer school equipment in excellent condition or new clothes. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write to us at ukraine taize.fr. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

List of items to be collected

  • White paper 80 mg (21x29,7 cm)
  • Coloured paper 160-200 mg (24x32 cm)
  • Perforated binder sheets on white paper (21x29.7 cm)
  • Notebooks (21x29.7 cm)
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Coloured felt-tips
  • H.B. pencils
  • Erasers
  • Coloured pencil pouches
  • Boxes of paints
  • Pairs of scissors
  • Rulers
  • Glue sticks
  • Single- and double-sided tape
  • Personal whiteboard
  • Whiteboard markers

In addition, the same organization also collects for the winter:

  • Blankets
  • New winter jackets or coats for children and young people
  • Scarves
  • Winter hats
  • Winter gloves

We regret that for practical reasons we have to decline other donations, for example foodstuffs or medicines. For these other donations, do not hesitate to ask locally for information about possible collections organized by associations that could make good use of them.

Last updated: 26 November 2022