Ukraine, August, 2020
Our first acquaintance with the Reintegration Center for the Homeless in Sumy began with a telephone conversation. The director told us about their needs. We learned that the center houses up to 60 guests daily, some permanent residents, others only spending the night. The age of the guests varies from young people to the older generation, and they are mostly men. The reasons why they come here also vary. The main needs of the residents of the center are hygiene products, medicine and food.
After learning of this need, the organization decided to support the center. We assigned tasks among ourselves and got to work. At the time of the charity event, there were about 30 guests at the center, some of them elderly and needing diapers.
We purchased personal hygiene products, including 60 shaving razors, adult diapers, and medicine. After packing the boxes, cards with warm wishes provided the finishing touch. We enjoyed the opportunity to work together in serving others.
For delivery, a team of our volunteers loaded the boxes and took them to the Reintegration Center for the Homeless. The staff and guests of the center greeted us with joy and gratitude for such help.