Help UNK students support refugees in Ukraine

Essential items are being collected now through April 18th all throughout Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. (KLKN) — University of Nebraska at Kearney students are collecting essential items for refugees forced from their homes by the war in Ukraine.

You can help by donating bath towels, washcloths, bars of soap, plastic soap boxes, toothbrushes, combs, Band-Aids, small tissue boxes, and nail clippers.

In the Kearney community, donation boxes can be found at:

  • The Arc of Buffalo County, 4511 Sixth Ave., Suite 204
  • Kearney/Buffalo County CASA, 16 W. 11th St.
  • Compass, 514 W. 11th St.
  • HelpCare Clinic, 3015 A Ave.
  • S.A.F.E. Center, 620 E. 25th St., Suite 14
  • Just For Ladies Fitness, 1540 W. 56th St., Suite B
  • United Way of the Kearney Area, 4009 Sixth Ave., Suite 19
  • Kearney Public Library, 2020 First Ave.
  • Kearney Family YMCA, 4500 Sixth Ave.
  • Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 1319 Fifth Ave.

Donation boxes are also available at the following UNK locations:

  • Newman Center
  • Christian Student Fellowship House
  • Calvin T. Ryan Library
  • Nebraskan Student Union front desk and student engagement office
  • Warner Hall
  • Copeland Hall
  • West Center
  • Bruner Hall of Science
  • Discovery Hall
  • Memorial Student Affairs Building
  • College of Education Building
  • Fine Arts Building
  • Martin Hall
  • Health and Sports Center

For more information on the project, contact Butler at 308-870-3012 or



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