CENTERs that collect items for Ukrainian refugees have urged donors not to send other unusable goods such as dirty comforters and impractical items.
Volunteers said goods like luxury coffee pods could not be used, and practical things like warm clothes, bandages, sleeping bags, flashlights and first aid kits were all needed.
While emphasizing that they are grateful for everyone’s generous donations, they have asked people to stop dumping “garbage” at the centres.
Volunteers at the Polish White Eagles Club in Balham, Londonsorted through hundreds of bags recently after asking for help on Friday
While most will be sent to help needy Ukrainian families, Magda Harvey said ITV News Londonthey have also been branded as “junk” after some appeared to “clean up their garage”.
“I think we had all nationalities lined up, some people queuing for over an hour just to donate something,” she said.
“Some people did a great job and brought what we ordered, everything was brand new, really nice but some people brought old stuff, it was really humiliating and I won’t send it anywhere,” she added.
In DorsetA sorting center removed 4.5 tons of unusable donations and most of it was recycled.
Dorset Council’s Waste Service stepped in to help at Castlepoint, upon request by local councilors.
Callum Anderson, who has set up a donation center in Athy, Co Kildare in Ireland, said he had to “stop donating” because “people are treating it like something unclear”.
Anderson told Time: “We are very picky about what we shoot, because our aim is to provide the essentials.
“We had a lady contact us to say she had some high end clothing and accessories. And I just think someone fleeing the war in Ukraine doesn’t need a Gucci handbag.”
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At another center, run by Agata Laszcynska in Drogheada, Co Louth, clothes were poured in but many proved impractical due to weather conditions in Ukraine.
“Clothes that aren’t suitable for the weather – maybe some people don’t realize how cold it is – have stayed here,” she said. “They will be kept for the refugees entering Ireland. What we want most is military men’s shoes for Ukrainian boxers because many people don’t have good enough shoes.”
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“We have a couple of high heels that no woman would wear under normal circumstances; you cannot walk in them. We have coffee pods for fancy Nespresso machines, which is the weirdest thing we’ve received. And we have two boxes of Red Bull. ”
According to Kasia Kuty, a center in Lucan had accumulated three “huge piles of garbage”, including a particularly dirty comforter covered in “stains”, as well as expired food and a few ” broken trolley”.
Fortunately, Kuty was able to send two shipments to Poland.
“There is no problem with getting clothes: they have enough,” she said. They need toiletries, baby food, diapers and wipes. “
Kuty says warm towels and blankets are also important.
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The Irish Red Cross has stressed the best way to help is with cash, as sending goods adds strain to the transport system.
Etain Usher, who runs Tralee Food Aid in Co Kerry was overwhelmed by the generous response, saying it was “absolutely amazing”.
“It was absolutely insane,” Usher said. We went through everything ourselves – it was a lot of donations – and cataloged it all to make sure we knew what to expect.”
Although some items were thrown away such as used bed sheets and six newly purchased brown leather pants.
Renata Boksa of Trim, Co Meath, said she stopped asking for clothes after receiving a pile of old and dirty shirts.
“We had some clothes to throw away, they smelled bad and it looked like they had been sitting in the loft for several years. We’re not really advertising that we’re collecting clothes to avoid that,” she said.
“Currently, pharmacies in Poland have run out of painkillers and bandages purchased and sent to Ukraine. So such first aid tools are needed now. And the refugees in Poland don’t need extra clothes; they need places to stay and to live,” she said.
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