Ukrainian Aid Initiative

By Anna – 12 May 2022


There is a lunch for Ukrainian refugees and their host families being organized at La Brea on 25. May, generously provided for free by the good people behind La Brea. Beforehand, all the refugees have pre-filled a form with items that they would need, so we can really tailor the donations and make sure they can really use them. During the lunch, all the collected items will be organized and displayed on shelves, hung on clothing racks and tagged so we can provide the refugees with a “shopping” experience. 

Velocity will be placing collection bins at all 3 studio locations for one week between Monday 16. May and Sunday 22. They will be sorted and tagged a couple of days prior to the lunch. 

If you can and would like to help collect the items, below you’ll find a list of needed items. Please only donate items from this list! Household items, kitchen items, clothes, and shoes can be pre-used. If the items are used, please help us ensure they are of good quality and condition. Bathroom items and food items should be new. All of your donations will be greatly appreciated, both by us and the Ukrainian families. 


Clothes (Used & New)

  • Tshirts (Sizes: XS, S, M, L)
  • Long Sleeve Shirts  (Sizes, S, M, L)
  • Tank Tops (Sizes: S, M)
  • Pants (Sizes: S, M, L)
  • Jeans: (Sizes: XS, S, M, L)
  • Skirts: (Sizes: S, M)
  • Dresses (Sizes: XS, S, M)
  • Bras (Sizes: S, M, L, XL)
  • Underwear (Sizes: S, M, L)
  • Socks (Sizes: XS, S, M, L)
  • Sweatshirt (Sizes: S, M, L)
  • Sweater (Sizes: S, M, L, XL)
  • Jackets (Sizes: S, M, L)

Shoes (Used & New)

  • Flip-flops (Sizes: 37, 38, 39, 40, 42)
  • Sandals (Sizes: 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
  • Closed-toe flat shoes (Sizes: 37, 38, 42)
  • Sneakers (Sizes: 37, 38, 39, 42)
  • High heels (Size: 39)
  • Boys Slippers (Size 35)
  • Boys Crocs (Size 26)
  • Girls slippers (Size 32)

Kitchen items (Used & New)

  • Napkins 
  • Cooking Utensils 
  • Large Cutting Knives 
  • Pans 
  • Pots 
  • Baking Trays 
  • Ice Trays 
  • Cutting Boards 
  • Cheese grater
  • Vegetable Peelers
  • Teapot 

Bathroom items (New)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Wash 
  • Razors 
  • Face Wash 
  • Face Lotion
  • Body Lotion
  • Hand Wash 
  • Tampons
  • Sanitary Pads 
  • Toilet Paper 
  • Baby Diapers
  • Baby Diaper Cream
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Tooth Brushes
  • Dental Floss
  • Hair Spray 
  • Tissues 
  • Pain Reliever 
  • Makeup: Concealer / Foundation (light/pale)
  • Band-aids
  • Wet Wipes
  • Cotton Buds

Food items (New)

  • Canned Fruits 
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Tuna 
  • Pasta 
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Rice 
  • Potato Chips
  • Nuts
  • Bouillon cubes 
  • Juice 
  • Tea 
  • Honey
  • Mayonnaise 
  • Ketchup 
  • Cereal, Granola & Porridge
  • Chocolate 
  • Crackers 
  • Peanut Butter 
  • Jelly 
  • Spices 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Olive Oil 
  • Vinegar

Household items (Used & New)

  • Sleeping Pillows
  • Mop
  • Board Games 
  • Umbrellas 
  • Hand Bags
  • Hats (Baseball hats for women)
  • Sunglasses 
  • Dish Soap
  • Floor Cleaner
  • Bathroom Cleaner
  • Window & Mirror Cleaner
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Scissors 
  • An iron
  • Wall clock
  • Extension cord with 4 sockets
  • Sporting equipment (hand weights, minibands, yoga mats, etc.)
  • Soap Bubble Toys for kids
  • Clay to play with for kids

Thank you for contributing to this worthy cause. Velocity plans to continue working together with this group for the months to come, so in case you don’t have the chance to contribute this time, there will likely be other opportunities in the future. 

Velocity would especially like to thank Kate and Dasha from Ukraine for helping to organize this group, all their efforts, and for being such a pleasure to work with.

If you have any questions about this initiative, feel free to reach out to us. 

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