■ Dutchess County has partnered with the Afya Foundation, which gathers medical supplies to distribute to those who need them, to collect donations of necessities at the former JCPenney site in the lower level of the Poughkeepsie Galleria at 2001 South Road (Route 9). Donations will be accepted on Saturday (March 12) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; March 18 from 1 to 5 p.m.; and March 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Only new, unopened and non-expired goods will be accepted from this list: flashlights and flashlight batteries; baby and adult diapers; first-aid kits; face masks; hand sanitizer; personal hygiene kits (soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, deodorant, shampoo, razors and shaving cream); and basic health supplies (aspirin, acetaminophen, cough medicine, oximeters, Ace bandages and compression bandages).
■ The Afya Foundation, which is based in Yonkers, has compiled an Amazon wish list.
■ Financial contributions can be made to established groups such as the Ukrainian Red Cross (redcross.org.ua); Razom for Ukraine (razomforukraine.org); United Help Ukraine (unitedhelpukraine.org); Voices of Children (voices.org.ua); and the World Central Kitchen (wck.org). Be cautious about solicitations received via email or text; instead, go directly to the charity’s website.
■The National Bank of Ukraine is also collecting donations for the armed forces at bank.gov.ua.
■ The Haldane Student Council is collecting bandages, gloves, baby formula, diapers, bottles, clothes, women’s hygiene products and blankets through Friday (March 18) that can be dropped in the lobby of the elementary, middle or high schools.
■ The Fred Astaire Dance Studio at 3182 Route 9 in Philipstown is a collection point for medical and tactical supplies.