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Kids of Ukraine Fundraiser & Giveaway

Written by Olga Paskalenko


Posted on September 13 2022

We have teamed up with Scrumptiouspurl to raise funds to help the children of Ukraine go back to school this fall. We have created a very special Knit for Kids of Ukraine bundle, featuring Scrumptiouspurl self-striping yarn, our On the Go and new glass fused stitch markers, all themed blue & yellow for Ukraine's colours. We will be donating 15% sale proceeds to UNICEF and running a Needle Binder Giveaway for all donors to our fundraiser.

At Thread & Maple, we have been touched by the war in Ukraine on a very personal level. I (Olga), was born in Ukraine and have family there. It breaks my heart to see the devastating effects of the war on Ukrainian cities, families and schools.

Our team at T&M has unfortunately been impacted by this crisis directly as well. Each one of our leather pieces is handcrafted by our young and talented leather artisan team in Lviv. When the war first broke out, our workshop there had to close. Thankfully, the studio located in the Western-most major city and our team remains safe and sound. They set aside their leathercraft tools and put their skills towards fundraising, taking in displaced families and mass-producing Molotov Cocktails to be shipped to resistance groups in the East.

We are inspired by their strength, resilience and courage in the face of such an incredibly challenging situation. They quickly returned to work, lovingly crafting needle binders, notions clutches and all our other leather pieces, enjoyed by many knitters, crocheters and fibre artists in Canada and around the world. We are grateful to be able to provide them this albeit temporary distraction from the war that continues to wage around them.

They have handmade these beautiful denim blue & yellow On the Go's, available for a limited time in our shop. They can be purchased on their own or as part of our Knit for Kids of Ukraine bundles, along with coordinating Scrumptiouspurl yarn and glass fused stitch markers, which are also handmade in Ukraine by a family-owned small business.

We will be donating 15% of sales of all these items to UNICEF's "Children in Ukraine" initiative, which delivers aid to hundreds of thousands of children in eastern Ukraine impacted by violence and unable to attend school.

We are also hosting a fundraiser & Needle Binder giveaway to rally support for Ukraine's schoolkids from the fibre arts community and beyond.

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Get your giveaway tickets by donating via our fundraiser page or donation form at checkout. Get 1 entry for every $20CAD donated, winner will be drawn Sunday September 18th and announced here in this blog post as well as our Instagram page.




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