As part of the ‘Kendall Whittier Keeps the Lights On for Ukraine’ initiative, Kendall Whittier Main Street has donated $750 to United Help Ukraine.
Donation boxes were available at 12 different locations in Kendall Whittier, as well as one outside of the district, for the last month. Box locations included Anthousai, Atwood Art Studio, Circle Cinema, Community Health Connection (KW & Ellen Ochoa), Flash Flood Print Studios, Heirloom Rustic Ales, Lawyers of Kendall Whittier, Pancho Anaya Bakery, She Brews Coffee House, This Land, Whitty Books and Ziegler Art & Frame.
“We are so grateful to everyone who donated,” said Jessica Jackson Seay, executive director of Kendall Whittier Main Street. “Every little bit helps support those in Ukraine who need it the most.”
‘Kendall Whittier Keeps the Lights On for Ukraine‘ was a partnership between Circle Cinema and Kendall Whittier Main Street. It included blue and yellow bands of fabric around 42 light poles in Kendall Whittier. The lights illuminate the Ukrainian flag all night.
United Help Ukraine, Inc., is a non-profit charitable organization receiving and distributing donations, food and medical supplies to Ukrainian internally displaced people, people of Ukraine affected by Russia’s invasion, families of wounded or killed for independence of Ukraine. Their activities focus on fundraising events, raising awareness of the crisis in Ukraine by engaging individuals, organizations, private and government institutions and the U.S. media. Donations can be made directly to United Help Ukraine on their website.