PALM BEACH GARDENS — With nearly 3 million refugees fleeing Ukraine within the past few weeks, one local church is making a difference — even thousands of miles away.
As Christ Fellowship has been working with its various partners on the ground in Ukraine and the neighboring countries, one of the greatest needs is supplies for moms who were forced to flee their homes with nothing but their young children.
To help meet this specific and timely need, the church put together a one-day diaper drive with the goal of collecting as many boxes of diapers as possible. Within just 24 hours, over a thousand boxes came pouring in — both through on-site drop-offs and delivery through an Amazon Wish List.
After the collection over the weekend, the church will load these supplies onto a shipping container on Monday, March 21, to be delivered directly to Poland for distribution by its partner on the ground, Convoy of Hope.
“What we’re seeing is one of the worst refugee crises in the world, so as the church, we knew we needed to do something. While we can’t all be on the ground there, we knew we could make a difference from here. And as these mothers and children seek refuge, our prayer is that through these efforts, we can deliver hope — one diaper at a time,” said Becky Kyle, director of Christ Fellowship’s Missions teams.