City of Melrose Will Collect Medical Supplies for Ukrainians

In response to a call for help on Facebook by nonprofit organization Sunflower of Peace, the City of Melrose has announced it will collect donations of medical supplies for Ukrainian orphans, displaced persons, and those most affected by the current situation in Ukraine from today, Monday, February 28 through March 9.

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The Melrose community is invited to drop off donations of medical supplies at Mayor Paul Brodeur’s office, the City Clerk’s office, or the Health & Human Services Department during City Hall’s regular business hours until March 10, when the donations will be collected by Sunflower of Peace. The mayor’s office is located on the second floor of City Hall on 562 Main Street.

Urgently Needed Medical Supplies Include:

  • Aspirin
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Antiseptics
  • Burn aid
  • Eye wash
  • First-aid bandages
  • Gloves (medium and large size)
  • IV starter kits
  • Medical scissors
  • Medical tourniquets 
  • Multi-trauma dressings
  • Ibuprofen
  • Tylenol

City Hall is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30a.m. — 4p.m. and on Fridays from 8:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.

Sunflower of Peace’s mission is to mobilize support and aid for Ukrainian orphans, internally displaced persons, and those most affected by the current situation by providing medical assistance and other necessities. Sunflower of Peace is also raising money to put together first-aid backpacks for frontline Ukrainian paramedics and doctors.

For those who wish to donate directly to Sunflower of Peace, visit All inquiries about donating other items should go to

About Sunflower of Peace

Sunflower of Peace has worked for five years on empowering orphans, internally displaced persons, and, recently, those most affected by COVID-19 in Ukraine. They organization has fundraised thousands of U.S. dollars and provided hundreds of medical workers in Ukraine with lacking equipment in the times of drained resources and even larger needs. The nonprofit has also provided numerous educational opportunities for talented Ukraine genetics scientists. Their team secured proper diagnostics and treatment for Ukrainians by bringing together best researchers and oncologists from Boston and Ukraine to map the human genome.