Irish company Riley supports donation of vintage goods for Ukraine
The public is invited to donate products at a number of drop-off points this week.
Riley, an Irish vintage goods subscription service, is organizing a donation of vintage goods to those affected by the current crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The business, which was officially launched last year, is partnering with Rascals Brewing Company to arrange delivery of a number of products to Ukrainians currently in Poland.
Riley is also calling on the public to donate whatever product they can.
These include thermal blankets, sleeping bags, mattresses, body washes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, towels, tampons, panty liners, cotton, baby wipes, sheets, bedspreads, pillows, disposable plates, bowls, cutlery cups, car seats, formula, baby food, toys (stuffed animals and play blocks), disposable gloves , face masks, sterile dressings, first aid bandages with dressings, corn dressings, regular and elastic bandages, children’s diapers and adult incontinence pads, power banks, USP charging cables, battery-operated flashlights , batteries, headphones and noise-cancelling earplugs and food for dogs and cats.
Those interested in donating to the appeal can drop off products at Rascals Brewing Company in Inchicore (last day of collection: March 1); April and the Bear, Rathmines (last collection day March 4); GreenSpeed Headquarters, Dublin 12; 2 Coolmine Lawn, Blanchardstown; 104 Huntstown Avenue, Dublin 15; 40 Landsdowne Village, Sandymount; 24 Crosforge, Saggart and Happy Days, Unit 4 in Leopardstown.
Full drop off point details are available here.
The appeal for donations comes as the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its fifth day. 352 Ukrainian civilians, including 14 children were killed. Additionally, the UN reports that at least 368,000 Ukrainians have fled the country since the start of the invasion.
Yesterday the Irish government announced that Russian carriers would be banned from entering Irish airspace. The Foreign Office has advised against non-essential travel to Russia as travel plans are expected to be seriously disrupted in the coming days.
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