Heart to Heart International challenges Kansas Citians to assemble 5,000 hygiene kits in a day for Ukrainian refguees

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Heart to Heart International is challenging Greater Kansas City area residents to assemble 5,000 hygiene kits for the people of Ukraine during a one-day event on Thursday, May 26 in Kansas City’s downtown Power & Light District. The Have a Heart for Ukraine event is open to all families, businesses, residents and individuals who have a desire to volunteer and give back to those in need.

In the aftermath of a disaster or crisis, hygiene kits are distributed to people to promote health and hygiene as well as to provide personal comfort and an opportunity to connect recipients to resources such as food, shelter, transportation, clothing and medical care. Heart to Heart International has already shipped more than 45,000 hygiene kits to the people of Ukraine.

WHEN:                 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26

WHERE:               Kansas City Power & Light District, KC Live area (upper level)

WHO:                   The general public is invited to participate in this citywide volunteer project in the heart of Downtown Kansas City.

WHY:                   The need for aid keeps growing, therefore Heart to Heart International is asking Kansas Citians to help respond.

HOW:                   Individuals may register at www.hearttoheart.org/haveaheart.


OTHER:                Companies also may participate in a fun “corporate challenge” to determine how many hygiene kits they can build in 30 minutes. Companies will be scored on the number of kits they assemble, the quality of the kits and enthusiasm. Sign up is open to participate in the company competition for the Most Hygiene Kits assembled in 30 minutes. To get registered for the company competition or for more information, please email Brian Sink at Brian.Sink@hearttoheart.org.


Progress updates will be given throughout the day at the event. Please visit www.hearttoheart.org/haveaheart for the latest information.