Residents, staff at The Hickman take action to support Ukrainians
Residents and staff at The Hickman Friends Senior Community of West Chester collected various items this month for Ukrainians of all ages, loading a van full of pain relief medication, diapers, baby wipes, personal hygiene products, blankets, towels, canes and other assistive devices and more.
The donations, collected for Chester County Hospital’s Help for Ukraine Donation Drive, will be sent to those in need through the United Ukranian American Relief Committee.
In addition, The Hickman residents and staff have been making pins of blue and yellow ribbons and sunflowers, the national flower of Ukraine, to spread awareness, show support and raise funds to aid Ukrainians in the midst of crisis.
Each $1 donation per ribbon will be given directly to GlobalGiving Ukraine Relief Fund.
While they have reached their first goal of raising $100, residents and staff will be making and selling these pins on an ongoing basis to continue supporting Ukrainians in need. Pins may be picked up at the reception desks in either the Hickman or Jeanes lobby at 400 N. Walnut Street, West Chester.
The Hickman Friends Senior Community of West Chester is a personal care home led by Quaker principles and traditions, providing older adults of all backgrounds and faiths with comfortable and affordable housing in the Borough of West Chester, Pennsylvania since 1891. For more information on The Hickman visit www. thehickman.org or call 484-760-6300.