Students work directly with ‘August Mission’, a 501c3, non-profit to send goods to Ukraine
WHAT: A small service project to collect clothing for the people of Ukraine started by the young men and women of the American Fork Utah South Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has turned into a much larger undertaking involving students at American Fork High School and Utah Valley University.
The students set up drop-off locations around northern Utah County during Nov. and Dec. to gather sleeping bags, blankets, quilts, jackets, hats, gloves and other winter apparel and will bring them to a drop-off location in American Fork on Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.
A group of Ukrainian students attending UVU will be on hand to help collect and pack the materials and speak to the media about how this will benefit their families back home.
HOW: The students have partnered with August Mission, a 501c3 non-profit, and local businesses to pack and ship the materials to Ukraine. The items will be transported to Centerville, Utah, where they will be loaded into a shipping container that is bound for Poland and trucked into Ukraine. August Mission will use its distribution channels to ensure every item is given to those in need.
Students from American Fork High School and Utah Valley University
A group of Ukrainian students enrolled at Utah Valley University
August Mission leaders
WHEN: Dec. 15, 2022, at 3 p.m.
WHERE: 715 E. 700 North, American Fork, UT 84003, headquarters of August Mission, a 501c3 non-profit that will be helping the students send the clothing to Ukraine.