Local Support

Local Support

Update (4 May)

This is a list  for the donations needed in the Karl Gerold Platz 1, 60594 Frankfurt collection point. 

Update (30 April)

The Help Center in Niederrad is closing!
Here are alternative places were to bring items for Ukrainian Refugees:

  • Heerstraße 305, 60488 Frankfurt
  • Mainzer Landstraße 348, 60326 Frankfurt
  • Röntgenstraße 10, 60388 Frankfurt
  • Am Grünen Weg 1, Bad Homburg
  • Else-Kirchner-Straße 15, Wiesbaden
  • Hegelstraße 101, 63303 Dreieich-Sprendlingen

PLEASE NO WINTER CLOTHES!


Update (29 March)

From the Help Center in Niederrad:

We do not belong to any party or organisation. We are united by the protest against the war in Ukraine and the desire to help people in need.

You can help with this:

  • Spring and summer clothes in good condition, sorted labelled by size, gender and season
  • Shoes for spring and summer season, clean and in good condition
  • Hygiene articles for women
  • General hygiene items (shampoos, conditioner, shower gel, deodorant, soap, hand cream, facial care, toothpaste, toilet paper, combs, etc.)
  • Household medicine cabinet (painkillers, antihistamines, antiseptic, plasters, etc.)
  • Household products (detergent, washing-up liquid, etc.)
  • Children’s toys in good condition (scooters, bicycles, balls – everything for playing outside)
  • School supplies (notebooks, drawing album, colouring books, pencils, water colours, Play-Doh)
  • Bed linen and towels, clean and in good condition
  • Blankets, bedspreads and pillows, clean and in good condition

What is NOT needed:

  • Shoes and clothes for children from 0 to 5 years
  • Winter clothes and winter shoes
  • Food
  • Dirty and worn-out items belong in the old clothes container or at clothing centres.

Opening hours of the collection point:

Monday closed
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday


11:00 – 14:00
11:00 – 14:00
11:00 – 14:00
11:00 – 14:00
11:00 – 13:00
11:00 – 13:00

Opening hours for Ukrainians:

Tuesday – Friday
Saturday – Sunday
Monday – closed



14:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 16:00
Monday – closed

We look forward to seeing you at our Help Center!

Hahnstraße 8, 60528 Frankfurt Niederrad
+49 171 387 42 11 (Please observe our opening hours.)

Update (18 March):

  1. Drivers – Many host families would need help driving their guests to church on Sundays (Friedrichsdorf, Bad Soden, Kronberg).
  2. Admin – Many guests need help registering at their local Rathaus, opening a bank account, going to the immigration office.
  3. Clothes/ Food donations: See what we need below.
  4. Driving to warehouse: If you could drive collected items to Niederad(Hahnstr. 8, Niederrad 60528) let us know by emailling: ukrainehelp@icf-frankfurt.com
  5. Donate gift cards (REWE, ALDI, etc): If you would like to donate gift cards to help those hosting please give these to the church office so we can get those to the hosts.
  6. Specific driving needs: 31 March @ 9:00 to Bad Homburg Ausländerbehörde. Ideally, stay and be with family to assist with process, but can also be a drop-off pickup arrangement.

Update (16 March):

If you would like to be part
of the WhatsApp group regarding local help for Ukrainians, please email us here.

We will be collecting items at church which will be taken to the warehouse in Niederrad (Hahnstr. 8, Niederrad 60528). The warehouse is very well organised by responsible people and any person with a Ukrainian passport has access to the warehouse. People hosting refugees will also be able to get necessary items for the families they support from there.

Currently, the greatest need is clothing for teenagers and adults (please also consider clothing for men since in general the Ukrainian youth seem to be larger than German youth). If you have any good quality items to donate, please place items in the labelled baskets under the foyer by the stairs.

Please consider donating colouring pencils, colouring books and long-life milk. Also of great need are bicycles, scooters, skates, badminton rackets, footballs, outdoor/indoor games/toys for children.

If anyone lives near Niederrad and has a car, please consider being part of the team to transport donated items from church. Please write here.

A list of donation places for clothes can be found here:

Some useful links:

Local support in Frankfurt

Here in Frankfurt, the city has organised two main warehouses. One for items to be sent to Ukraine and neighboring countries (Danziger Platz) and a second one to provide for refugees arriving in Frankfurt (Hahnstrasse).

Two Warehouses:

Danziger Platz: Danziger Platz 12, 60314 Frankfurt.

Visit/help/donate everyday from 4-7 PM:

They run a warehouse for things to be sent to Ukraine.
Please no clothes/blankets/textiles whatsoever at Danziger Platz.

Accepted Items:

  • Medical supplies: Painkillers/anti-inflammatory (Ibuprofen/Paracetamol), Immodium, Aspirin, Bandaids, Bandage, Syringes, crutches, blood sugar/pressure measuring devices, insulin, tranquilizer etc. Please think about baby medication variants of the above too.
  • Hygiene/Baby supplies: wet tissues, pampers, menstrual pads, disinfectant, soap, shower supplies, toothbrushes, toothpaste.
  • Food: Babyfood, breastfeeding supplies, canned food, rice, noodles, nuts, cereals, High Energy bars, Müsli, coffee, cocoa, tea – everything that can be stored long term.
  • Furthermore: Batteries/rechargeable batteries, car batteries, power banks (ideally fully charged), flashlights, candles, glasses, binoculars.

Hahnstrasse: Hahnstr. 8, Niederrad 60528

Dropoff: (Open daily 3-7 PM): collecting items for people who arrive in Frankfurt.

Currently, they need strollers/prams, children’s car seats, school items, bikes, scooters, skates, badminton rackets, footballs, outdoor/indoor games for children. They also accept clothes. Child/baby. Also, some houseshoes or sandals are needed as well as women’s clothes, including plus size.

Local support in Oberursel

Next Wednesday evening, 17 March, Pastor Carsten will be going to a special meeting called by the city of Oberursel, which is setting up a network of volunteers to support local refugees as they arrive. Out of this meeting will come some opportunities for ICF to practically serve as needs arise in the coming weeks.

We would like to establish a small team of people to help mobilize and coordinate ICF’s response efforts. If you would like to be on this team contact Pastor Carsten with this contact form.