Nearly $300k of Clothing & Essentials Donated to Ukrainian Refugees by FIDM – a Los Angeles College

FIDM is donating nearly $300K worth of clothing and essentials to aid Ukrainian refugees. FIDM’s contribution has influenced 200+ colleges to join the effort.

Online PR News – 11-March-2022 – Los Angeles, CA – FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is donating nearly $300,000 worth of clothing and essentials to the Mission of Mercy for Ukraine, a United States-based non-profit supporting the hardest-hit victims of the war in Ukraine. The donation is comprised of FIDM sweatshirts, T-shirts, sweatpants, blankets, hats, stuffed animals, toys, rattles, baby bottles, and water bottles. The 15,166 units equal a total retail value of over $298,000. The 16 pallets will be shipped to Ukraine by Meest-America, Inc.

The initiative was spearheaded by Ella Van Nort, FIDM Director of Retail Operations and National Association of College Stores (NACS) Board of Trustees Member. FIDM’s contribution to the Mission of Mercy for Ukraine has influenced over 200 colleges across the USA and Canada to join the effort.

For those who wish to aid in the support of Ukrainian refugees, they can visit to learn about the organization and make a monetary donation.

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About FIDM
FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) is an internationally recognized college, with over 70,000 graduates, and prepares students for the global industries of fashion, visual arts, interior design, and entertainment. A private institute for specialized professional education, FIDM is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College & University Commission (WSCUC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). FIDM offers Associate of Arts, A.A. Professional Designation, A.A. Advanced Study, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degree programs designed to enhance a variety of educational backgrounds. The college is based in downtown Los Angeles, California.

About Mission of Mercy for Ukraine
We are a 503(c)(3) federal tax-exempt status, and have been operating out of Sacramento, California since 2014. We believe in absolute transparency of how your funds are used, so when you donate you pick what specific project you would like your money to go towards.

Since our founding by Taras and Yuriy Drofiak in 2014, our mission is to serve those who are suffering in Ukraine due to the war. Our aim is to relieve the hardships of suffering victims through the contributions and donations passed on from people like you. We seek out, contact, and support individuals who have suffered injuries, lost family member(s), are homeless, or have been left vulnerable with disability.

About Meest-America, Inc
Founded in 1995, Meest-America, Inc, a subsidiary of Meest Corporation Inc which was founded in 1989, is providing logistics solutions to Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. Over the years, Meest-America, Inc has grown into an industry leader by focusing on the goal of connecting customers in the United States with their families, friends, and businesses in Eastern Europe. This also includes e-commerce between those countries. Today, Meest-America has become a dominant force in package delivery with services to Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Our specialized transportation and logistics services to those countries lead the way as the most recognized brand in North America.