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28th Feb 2022

Irish business Riley supporting period products donation for Ukraine

The public are welcome to donate products at a number of drop-off points this week.

Riley, an Irish period product subscription service, are organising a donation of period products to those affected by the ongoing crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The business, which officially launched last year, is teaming up with Rascals Brewing Company to organise the delivery of a number of products to Ukrainians currently in Poland.

Riley are also appealing to the public to donate any products they can.

These include thermal blankets, sleeping bags, mattresses, body washes, toothpastes, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, towels, tampons, panty liners, cotton wool, baby wipes, bedsheets, bed covers, pillows, disposable plates, bowls, cutlery cups, car seats, baby formula, baby food, toys (soft toys and playing blocks), disposable gloves, face masks, sterile dressings, first aid bands with dressings, corn removal plasters, regular and elastic bandages, nappies for children and incontinence pads for adults, power banks, USP charging cables, battery operated flashlights, batteries, noise cancelling headphones and earplugs and pet food for dogs and cats.

Those interested in donating to the appeal can drop off products at Rascals Brewing Company in Inchicore (final day of collection: 1 March); April and the Bear, Rathmines (final day of collection 4 March); GreenSpeed HQ, Dublin 12; 2 Coolmine Lawn, Blanchardstown; 104 Huntstown Avenue, Dublin 15; 40 Landsdowne Village, Sandymount; 24 Crosforge, Saggart and Happy Days, Unit 4 in Leopardstown.

Full details of drop-off points came be found right here.

The donation appeal comes as the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its fifth day. 352 Ukrainian civilians, including 14 children have been killed. Additionally, the UN report that at least 368,000 Ukrainians have fled the country since the invasion began.

Yesterday, the Irish Government announced that there will be a ban on Russian carriers from entering Irish airspace. The Department of Foreign Affairs have urged against non-essential travel to Russia as travel plans are set to be seriously disrupted in the coming days.

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