Life Without War for Children

Life Without War for Children

From Janet Reznik

As most of you know, I was born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine. I am raising money for the children of my hometown. Please see more info about my cause and which children you will be helping below.

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4 months ago

We just posted graduation pieces. The students are so thankful for giving them an opportunity to finish the school year and some have graduated. They are now in distress as their dreams for entering colleges are so far away due to war :(

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As most of you know, I was born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine, and it has been heartbreaking to see the city and country I came from being destroyed senselessly. I have visited Ukraine a few times in the past five years, and all I can say is that these are innocent, hardworking people who do not wish harm on anyone and want this war to end. So many families that I know have either lost their loved ones or everything they have worked their entire lives for in the last three weeks. At this point, all they are trying to do is survive. My heart breaks for them, and it is my goal to help in any way possible.

 

My best friend, Victoria, is the Dean of Art School in Kyiv, Ukraine (similar to LaGuardia), and her family has fled from Kyiv but is still in Ukraine. While being scared for herself and her family, as the caring and loving person she is - she wishes to keep her students and their families in good spirits and is teaching them remotely.

 

Together, we have created an Art Therapy Project titled "Life without war in the eyes of children of Ukraine" for her students (age 7-13 ) to keep them occupied, cope with their emotions and help them in any way we can. She began this project with the painting I have used for this logo. With the help of your donations, we plan to send help to these families in any way possible ( food, tuition, supplies, medicine, etc.). These students and families do not have a lot of art supplies where they are hiding so lots of paintings are made with just a pen. I will be sharing their art work from this project and updating everyone on how your donations are helping.

 

I hope that this war will end soon, and this beautiful country will be restored and thriving again quickly.

 

Thank you for your support and generosity during this difficult time,

Zhanna Reznik

 

Message sent to parents from my friend, the Dean of Art, to her students and parents yesterday:

 

 

Надеюсь, что у Вас все хорошо. Обращаюсь с предложением: у меня есть подруга за рубежом, она работает в школе, хочет чем-то помочь детям из Украины . Нажаль, плата за учебу не отменяется в нашей школе - пока каникулы до 23 марта. Потом, ( наверное, дистанціне учеба) В случае неуплаты за учебу - отчисление. Вовсе не хочу, чтобы кого-то отчисляли и понимаю, что сейчас не к этому. Но думаю о будущем и верю, что мы скоро будем вместе.(heart).Поэтому такое предложение, кто имеет возможность - посылайте рисунки на тему : " Жизни без войны", где деть, с помощью художественных произведений смогут передать свои эмоции относительно нынешнего времени. Надеюсь, что таким образом нам удастся насобирать средства для уплаты за учебу и все ученики, которые примут участие в этом мероприятии не будут отчислены. Думаем о будущем. Все будет хорошо. Всех очень люблю и соскучилась по всем. Кто имеет возможность - рисуйте, присылайте рисунки, консультируйтесь Берегите себя. Скоро встретимся

 

Translation:

I hope you're doing well. I am making a proposal: I have a friend abroad, she works at a school, she wants to help children from Ukraine in some way. As tuition fees are not canceled at our school - while the holidays are until March 23. Then, (probably, distance learning) In case of non-payment for studies - expulsion. I do not want anyone to be expelled and I understand that this is not the case now. But I think about the future and believe that we will soon be together. Therefore, such an offer, who has the opportunity - send drawings on the theme: "Life without war", where children, with the help of works of art, will be able to convey their emotions about the present time. I hope that in this way we will be able to collect funds for payment of studies and all students who will take part in this event will not be expelled. We think about the future. It's going to be all right. I love everyone very much and miss everyone. Who has the opportunity - draw, send drawings, consult. Take care of yourself. Soon we will meet!

( Picture drawn by Misha, on March 13, 2022, age 10 - her student in Kyiv - currently hiding with his mom in a small village)

( Picture drawn by Anastasiya, teacher, on March 14, 2022) 

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Update #73

We just posted graduation pieces. The students are so thankful for giving them an opportunity to finish the school year and some have graduated. They are now in distress as their dreams for entering colleges are so far away due to war :(

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The students are so thankful for giving them an opportunity to finish the school year and some have graduated. They are now in distress as their dreams for entering colleges are so far away due to war :(

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The students are so thankful for giving them an opportunity to finish the school year and some have graduated. They are now in distress as their dreams for entering colleges are so far away due to war :(

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The students are so thankful for giving them an opportunity to finish the school year and some have graduated. They are now in distress as their dreams for entering colleges are so far away due to war :(

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The students are so thankful for giving them an opportunity to finish the school year and some have graduated. They are now in distress as their dreams for entering colleges are so far away due to war :(

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The students are so thankful for giving them an opportunity to finish the school year and some have graduated. They are now in distress as their dreams for entering colleges are so far away due to war :(

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The students are so thankful for giving them an opportunity to finish the school year and some have graduated. They are now in distress as their dreams for entering colleges are so far away due to war :(

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The students are so thankful for giving them an opportunity to finish the school year and some have graduated. They are now in distress as their dreams for entering colleges are so far away due to war :(

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The students are so thankful for giving them an opportunity to finish the school year and some have graduated. They are now in distress as their dreams for entering colleges are so far away due to war :(

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The students are so thankful for giving them an opportunity to finish the school year and some have graduated. They are now in distress as their dreams for entering colleges are so far away due to war :(

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Update #61

Hi everyone,
We have started T-Shirt production with our talented student's paintings! All proceeds will go towards our fundraiser to help children in Ukraine:
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