A Toronto-based entrepreneur is selling handmade stickers, with proceeds being donated to help support Ukraine. Proceeds from the Saint Javelin Stickers, designed by Christian Borys, saw a 250% spike in sales in 24 hours, as Russian troops yesterday launched a large-scale military operation in Ukraine, in what’s being considered the largest attack on a European state since the Second World War.
— Steph Kier (they/them) (@thenihilistkier) February 25, 2022
Proceeds were originally designated for the children of Ukrainian veterans, but as of Feb. 24, amid the escalating war with Russia, funds have been diverted to provide financial assistance for the relocation of vulnerable children under attack, and for medical assistance for victims of violence.
According to the Saint Javelin website: “100% of the proceeds from the sale of the products will be donated to Help Us Help, a federally registered Canadian charitable organization focused on humanitarian aid and educational projects in Ukraine.”
Canada and Ukraine are steadfast allies. If you’re interested in showing support for the people affected in Ukraine during this Russian invasion — in addition to purchasing Saint Javelin Stickers—here are a few other ways you could help:
- The Canada–Ukraine Foundation: established to deliver assistance projects generated by Canadians and directed to Ukraine. Canadians can support by donating to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
- Help Us Help: A Canadian-based charity that is working on the evacuation and relocation of staff and beneficiaries in Ukraine, humanitarian aid delivery, and medical assistance for victims. You can donate here.
- The Ukrainian World Congress: they act as a “global voice” for Ukrainian people worldwide. In addition to accepting donations for Ukrainian humanitarian initiatives, the Congress is urging people to host immediate public rallies in support of Ukraine, share the truth about Russia’s war against Ukraine with the media, and boycott all Russian goods and services. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is also planning two more upcoming events: a rally (Feb. 25, at 5 p.m., at the Ukrainian Consulate, 2275 Lakeshore Blvd. W.) and a Mega March (Feb. 27, at 2 p.m., downtown Toronto–location to be determined). Click here for more information.
- Razom for Ukraine: a group that is fundraising for emergency response funds and medical supplies in Ukraine.
- Ministry of Defense of Ukraine: accepting donations for logistical and medical support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
- Save The Children Canada: an NGO that is currently providing urgent humanitarian assistance to children and their families in Ukraine.