Stamford's Ukrainian women create stuffed hearts to raise funds for those impacted by war
Ukrainian women in Stamford are raising money for those impacted by the war in their native land by selling stuffed yellow and blue hearts.
The simple idea brought the women together at Saint Basil Seminary who now hope to make a difference. They have sold 400 hearts and raised over $4,000 -- all of which is being donated to help those in need in Ukraine.
"Originally, I learned how to make these for Valentine's Day for my daughter's classroom celebration, different colors, and then 10 days later Ukraine was attacked, and I knew exactly what I was going to do," says Irena Dragan.
"Our president in Ukraine actually says that everyone should be in their place doing what they can do to help, and this is a little bit of our hearts going to all the hearts in the United States that are helping us," Dragan adds.
Right now, all proceeds are going to Revived Soldiers Ukraine.
To purchase a heart, reach out to Tetiana Kokorska on Instagram @tetianakokorska or on venmo @tetiana-kokorska.