When Russia invaded Ukraine in the very early morning of February 24th 2022, I, as I’m sure a great majority of us, felt shocked, saddened, angry, helpless. It is heartbreaking to sit in front of the screen and watch helplessly as everything unfolds.
I am not rich, I am no big company. I am a small, struggling artist and while my financial means are limited and I could not afford to simply donate money, I decided to try and raise some money by putting my time and craftsmanship to good use, thinking that every little bit helps!
With that in mind, I started needle felting these little peace doves 🕊️, selling them for the price of 10€ each and donating 30% (3€/dove) of the income to the German Red Cross and its Emergency Relief for Ukraine.
Three weeks and 29 little peace doves later, we have raised a total of 87€! I chipped in a bit, rounded it up to 100€ and made the donation to the German Red Cross/ Emergency Relief for Ukraine this morning!
Please see the proof of payment below:
Last but not least, I would like to address each and every one who has participated in this cause and has actively supported it! We have done this together because without your purchases and your support, this donation would not have been possible! So, thank you for your trust, support and kindness!
P.s.: This donation was just the first one. I will continue creating peace doves as the war in Ukraine is sadly still going on. However, help will be needed also long after the war will be over. So, I intent to continue needle felting these peace doves and keep donations going, no matter how small. Again, thank you for your help and support!