This fundraiser is for my Krakow friends (and heroes) Małgorzata Luty, Joanna Lewicka, Przemysław Wacyk and Bożena Zytke, plus their network of tireless volunteers. It will solely benefit Ukrainian refugees in Poland fleeing the devastating war in Ukraine.
These four, who I have known for over 25 years, have suspended their lives and regular jobs to ferry people, supplies and medicine to/from train stations or the border with Ukraine, to arrange housing, shop for basics and gather donations. They have moved out of their own apartments or made room in their homes to shelter arriving families, like Anhelina and her children in our cover photo—people who they have never met before. Their colleagues, friends and almost everyone they know have arranged help—people are doing this full time and spending their savings to buy food, supplies and pay for transport. (They're exhausted and have run out of options to house people, but of course none of this compares with what Ukrainian families are suffering.)
All funds raised will be used to arrange shelter, buy food and supplies, plus help Ukrainian families organize their new lives.
[Gofundme doesn't currently operate in Poland so I am collecting funds internationally and sending to them directly to Poland.]