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Goff Middle School students carry donations at a Stuff a Bus for Ukraine event

Goff Student Council members carry donations at the East Greenbush CSD Stuff a Bus for Ukraine event on Saturday.

Students and staff brought together the East Greenbush community on Saturday as they stuffed two buses filled with medical supplies and hygiene products that will be shipped to Ukraine. The collection effort was organized by the East Greenbush Central School District’s Global Education Committee as a way to help with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Throughout the morning and into the early afternoon, cars, trucks and vans continuously pulled up to the Goff drop off area to donate items. Students hurriedly collected the items and brought them to a staging area in front of the school to organize and pack into boxes. Then the boxes were stacked in seats and the aisle of a school bus.

There were so many donations from the community that the bus was completely filled twice and required two trips to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Watervliet. The church will be shipping the supplies to Ukraine later this month.

Special thanks to everyone involved in our Stuff a Bus collection for Ukraine! We appreciate all of the volunteers and those who donated to this important cause!