A Miniature Book-Based Fundraiser for the Ukrainian People
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused a humanitarian crisis and created over four million refugees who’ve crossed borders into neighboring countries. This fundraiser is created to support continued contributions to those in need. Poems-for-all out of San Diego has created a Ukraine Series that involves poets writing in support of Ukraine. As one of those poets, I will send a signed copy of my miniature book, SUNFLOWERS BECAME GRAY, BUT, along with related ephemera—bookmarks or another mini book from a variety of authors in the series.
Donations can be of any amount and made to any recipient of the donor’s choice. Donations must be made as of April 23, 2022 or later. Simply email me a confirmation of your donation, whether it’s a donation receipt or other proof of donation (e.g. emails) and I will send you a copy of my book plus ephemera. Email me at email@example.com
There are many organizations and ways to donate. I post a few suggestions below for convenience, including World Central Kitchen whose initial kitchens serving refugees were shelled by Russian missiles—they have regrouped, though, and continue to help the refugees:
1) World Central Kitchen: https://wck.org/?fbclid=IwAR1Ku2ZlqKiIuo45w2h4mQ4GfTuHYZ9laZHSboi40CoP_fCQ0Chgyny8bCE
2) Doctors Without Borders: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org
3) Variety of grass-roots initiatives, e.g. booking an AirBNB to Ukrainians even though their homes no longer exist in bombed cities; booking is just a means to get funds direct to them. As well, Greater Good Charities for aiding pet animals adversely affected.
This modest fundraiser has a bonus. For the first three folks alerting me (email me) to donations of $50 or more, you can get a 2 x 2.7 inch miniature book from the Del Prado Miniature Classics Library. This wonderful series of leather-backed hardcovers was originally published in Spain and is now out of print. Three titles are available for this fundraiser:
SELECTED POETRY by Emily Dickinson
THE METAMORPHOSIS by Franz Kafka
THE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS / SELECTED POEMS by Rainer Maria Rilka
For more information & sending donation confirmations,
email Eileen Tabios at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate & receive the mini book to see entire poem!