Let us tell you the story of Mitzi Perdue, an author, human rights activist, and widow of the late Frank Perdue — former CEO of Perdue Farms. Recently she was invited to Ukraine and saw first-hand how life under the Russian attacks is going. On December the 7th, she will auction off her magnificent 6.25-carat emerald engagement ring at Sotheby’s – with 100% of proceeds going to combat human trafficking at Ukrainian borders.
Let us also tell you the story of Sophia, a sophomore at Hollins University. She founded a chapter of The Young Writers Initiative in her school and hosted an author event. Sophia and her colleagues organized a sticker fundraiser, selling pretty blue-and-yellow TYWI stickers with embroidery design on them. The stickers raised over $80, and the funds were donated to support Ukraine.
Those two stories, of course, have different punch in terms of impact, but they have a lot in common. It’s the act of giving that matters. Whether you have an emerald ring, an hour of your time, a sticker, a plate of cookies, or a room in your home – these acts of generosity to support Ukrainians warm our hearts this winter. Let’s keep up our good work!
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