Hi, my name is Lexi Pendola. Since June 2021, I have been tutoring kids ranging from 10 to 17 years old that live in Ukraine. I help teach them English every Saturday morning via zoom. Ever since Russia has invaded Ukraine, I have kept in touch with the kids that I have been tutoring as well as their teacher, Julia. Through Instagram direct message, I have been in contact with one girl in particular. She has constantly kept me updated on the chaos her country is in and her current situation. A few weeks ago, she was forced to leave her home and flee to western Ukraine, where it was safer. Ever since then, she has been helping refugees find shelters and volunteering in hospitals. Her determination to help her country has inspired me to do anything I can to help. Julia will provide blankets, food, medicine, first-aid kits, etc. for refugees throughout the country with the proceeds of this fundraiser. Anything you can donate will help and be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!