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Backpacks for Ukraine, Zach Marchetti


Thank you Bergen County for opening your hearts and filling 50 backpacks for Ukrainian children that will be starting school in our neighborhoods next week.

YOU filled the Wish List in ONE week!

50 Backpacks + 3000 school supplies

Thank you CBS - Nick Caloway - for featuring St. Elizabeth's Church in Ridgewood and our Teen Outreach doing what they do best.


CLICK HERE to see Channel 2 News Feature


And a BIG THANK YOU from Lyubov Ferara and all the Ukrainian families that joined us last night for store supplies, backpacks (all 50!) and a back to school pizza party to kick off the school year!

Collectively, WE made a difference.

For more information on how to help in 2023, click HERE to contact

St. Elizabeth's Church Teen Outreach Organizer, Zach Marchetti.

Do you know that we have Ukrainian refugees right here in Bergen County?

These families fled their country for their family's safety and are now trying to make a normal life for their children in our neighborhoods.


Support Ukrainian Children in Bergen County with School Supplies

Since the war erupted, Lyubov Ferara, a parishioner of St. Elizabeth's Church in Ridgewood NJ, has been constantly involved in many different ways to help all people affected by this senseless war.

Lyubov has filled and shipped over 36 boxes with medical supply donations for humanitarian aid to Ukraine and Poland. In Ridgewood, she welcomed refugees to free donations at the "store" she created at St. Elizabeth's Church. 

Support Ukrainian Children in Bergen County with School Supplies

As you know, it is back-to-school time and these families are now in need of school supplies.

We are helping to support Lyubov fill 50 backpacks for elementary and middle school children in Fair Lawn, Paramus, Garfield, Clifton, Passaic, New Milford and Ridgewood.


You can help with as little as $5.29.

Step 1: Click link for Amazon Wish List below

Step 2: Pick an item and check out

Step 3: For DELIVERY, please select

"Backpacks for Ukraine Gift Registry Address"


That's it!

Support Ukrainian Children in Bergen County with School Supplies


There is a 10 year old sweet boy (pictured) who has a disability because of his heart condition. He still cannot sleep through the night because he is used to hearing the sirens and always being ready to run for a bomb shelter.

There is a 14 year old from Kharkiv who came with her mom. She lost her apartment and school in one day because of the bomb explosion. She loves to paint and is trying to learn how to play a guitar, so Lybov's son donated his extra guitar to her.

There is a family from Mariupol with 4 children that faced so many challenges to get here. The oldest daughter is 12 years old and is severely autistic and has epilepsy. 


There is a grandma with her teenage granddaughter. They came from Kyiv by themselves because the parents stayed behind to defend their country. 


So many families and so many stories…please consider helping these families in need.

Thank you!


For more information or questions, please contact St. Elizabeth's Church
Teen Outreach Organizer, Zach Marchetti

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