As the horror of the Russian invasion of Ukraine unfolds, and we have been watching the devastating images and statistics telecast from Ukraine, we certainly cannot imagine what it must be like for individual Ukrainians to survive on a daily basis, where one day they are living and loving in their beloved homes, and the next they are fleeing to nearby countries like Poland and Bulgaria, and worrying about their loved ones and where they will live and how they will eat.
Because Adventures by the Book was founded with the goal of connecting people and communities, one story (or book) at a time, we felt compelled to share some of these very personal Ukrainian stories with you. Through the magic of Zoom, we will be bringing to you LIVE some of those very stories.
Meet some of the Ukrainian refugees and evacuees personally affected by the war, and hear their personal stories. Translated from Bulgaria by Mexican citizen Luis Alejandro Figueroa, who moved to Ukraine this past year to reunite with his girlfriend after a two-year Covid separation, Luis and others* will share their personal stories with you of their own love story and evacuations.
With the recent invasion of Ukraine, there isn’t a better opportunity to show the world what the power of stories and personal connection can do. Please join these brave Ukrainian refugees and evacuees for this virtual fundraising event to benefit the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in their important work of aiding Ukrainian refugees who need urgent medical, housing, and food assistance.
Let’s show our solidarity and support of the Ukrainian people while raising much needed funds for the IRC. Donate below because Adventurers by the Book are indeed changing the world, one story at a time!
Click on one of the donation options below and we will make sure to add your generous donation to support the Ukrainian people.
NOTE: Adventures by the Book is volunteering our services for this event. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the IRC. If you have already made a donation through Adventures by the Book, an additional donation is not needed (unless you so desire) to join this virtual event. You will receive a Zoom invite shortly.
*Due to the dire situation, we are unsure how many or whom will be attending our Zoom event.
If you are in the San Diego or SoCal area, you can join our live and in-person fundraising lunch at Pushkin Restaurant on Sunday, April 3, featuring renowned authors Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman and Kaylie Jones.