Our Programs

Containers of Aid to Ukraine

For over 75 years, the aid by packages and containers is one of the largest and constant actions by UUARC.


A number of urgent needs in Ukraine are addressed by UUARC every year through the Container Program. This includes the inability of Ukraine's current social service system to adequately provide Ukrainian people affordable access to basic needs such as food, medicine, shoes, and clothing. UUARC supplements this need with 40 ft containers, which transport and distribute medical and educational supplies.


With the independence of Ukraine in 1991, the shipment of containers increased since post WWII, because of a grant recieved from USAID. To date, over 70 20, 40 and 55 ft. containers with medical and educational supplies, books, medicine, clothing, food, shoes, linens, etc. have been sent to Ukraine. Volunteers of UUARC in Philadelphia pack and prepare the containers, and the director, representatives, and volunteers in Ukraine help to distribute the packages. 


Since 2013, all containters are paid for in full by UUARC, who depends on both the material and financial contributions from donors like you. 

  • Medical: All medical supplies are primarily targeted for rajonni hospitals and village clinics providing treatment for children of the Chornobyl Nuclear Reactor Disaster as well as orphanages, youth homes for children with disabilities, and old age homes and individuals with disabilities.
  • Educational Material: Material is in the form of textbooks, magazines, writing paper, pencils, pens, dictionaries, teachers' manuals, computers, and audio and visual teaching aids to offset the former Soviet educational system and introduce Western democratic ideals.
  • Blankets and Linens

Please call the UUARC office if you have any questions regarding your donation. Thank you for your kindness.