Last weekend, our Toy Drive team hosted a charity picnic in Central Park to celebrate Ukraine’s Independence. We couldn’t have asked for better weather and a better turnout! The day was action packed with fun activities, salo tasting, music, and great company. By the end of the day, we raised $2,000, which we will send to the Lviv Education Foundation in support of their program “Big Brother” (“Старший Брат”). “Big Brother” is a mentorship program for kids, whose fathers have been affected by the war in eastern Ukraine.
We thank everyone who took part in making this day such a success! Specifically, the florists of FlowerLand Workshop for teaching our guests how to make beautiful art from flowers (check out the lady bugs we made!); the excellent dancers of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio for holding a Ukrainian dance workshop; the upbeat and fun entertainers of Crazy Mood Kids Parties for keeping the kids engaged and smiling the entire day; and Sashko Danylenko Art for creating a cool short animation project with the kids! We are thankful a lot to our incredible volunteers, and especially Oksana Lytvyn and Yulia Paslavska, for making it all happen! And we are grateful to everyone for spending this wonderful day with us, while supporting such an important project in Ukraine through generous donations!