Donations including coats, hats, scarves and gloves as well as personal hygiene items were collected at the Seafood Cafe in Skegness at the weekend.
The response was so massive that the volunteers ended the appeal early on Saturday to ensure the haulage firm handling transportation to Poland was not overwhelmed, referring people to another collection taking place in Skegness at Jollyes pet store.
This morning an additional van load of donations from Fantasy Island joined the vans at the coach park going to Grimsby.
A van load have donations has also gone from Jollyes to a haulage firm in Enfield, to be taken to Poland and to families unable to leave the Ukraine.
For the full story see this week's Skegness Standard newspaper.