Texas Children’s Ukrainian Support Donation Drive Raises $50,000 on Official Launch Day

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Posted 4/20/22

Texas Children’s Hospital announced Monday the launch of a Ukrainian Support Donation Drive, running from Monday through Saturday.

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Texas Children’s Ukrainian Support Donation Drive Raises $50,000 on Official Launch Day

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Texas Children’s Hospital announced Monday the launch of a Ukrainian Support Donation Drive, running from Monday through Saturday.

On the initial day of the drive, the nation’s largest children’s hospital received $25,000 in monetary donations to provide aid to Ukrainian refugees. Shannon Wallace and her husband Mark A. Wallace, who serves as president and CEO of Texas Children’s Hospital, committed to matching the first $25,000 raised, reaching the milestone of $50,000 on the first day.

“It is our humanitarian obligation to step up and assist the women and children fleeing from Ukraine,” Shannon Wallace said. “Please join Mark and me in proving that indeed, everything is bigger and better in Texas.”

Monetary donations will be collected through Saturday. The public can participate by going to the Texas Children’s donation website texaschildrens.org/ukrainedonations.

In addition to financial contributions, Texas Children’s volunteers and staff are collecting new, unopened, high-demand hygiene items through Texas Children’s Hospital’s convenient drive-thru donation locations. The public can visit texaschildrens.org/Ukraine to see items needed.

Volunteers and employees will collect donations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, at the hospital’s West Campus at the Outpatient Entrance, 18200 Katy Fwy.

They will also collect donations at Texas Children’s Hospital Texas Medical Center (Feigin Center Circle Drive, 1102 Bates Ave., in Houston), and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands (private drive between the courtyard and parking garage).

Community members can also donate in person via drop-boxes located at Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Urgent Care locations in Houston, Austin and College Station.

“As part of Texas Children’s longstanding commitment to global health and the Ukrainian families devastated by this war, Shannon and I join our compassionate community in doing all we can to help the women and children fleeing from Ukraine,” Mark A. Wallace said. “We urge not only our employees, but all Texans to support this effort.”

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