After months of hard work, and with the support we've received through our initial crowdfunding campaign, Ukrainian refugee children in schools, refugee shelters, orphanages, families and host families throughout the Netherlands and Belgium are now reading our books. The response has been overwhelming. Many of the children have sent us drawings, and parents have expressed their thanks through the mail. We love hearing from them: it reminds us again and again why this is important. And because word spreads quickly within the Ukrainian community, there are new book requests daily from families we might otherwise have been unable to reach on our own.
A second print run of 10,000 books is now ready and will be distributed in the coming weeks. As requests continue to pour in, including requests from Germany, Hungary and Luxembourg, we can clearly see the need for a third print run. With your donation, this can become a reality.
Let's do this together! Donate now.
Stacey, Matthew, Daniëlle, Bahar, Teun, Caspar, Martha, Monika, Eva & Jan
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