Kendall Whittier keeps the lights on for Ukraine and raises money for aid – FOX23 News

TULSA, Okla. – All around Whittier Square, blue and yellow fabrics are wrapped around 42 lampposts in solidarity with Ukraine.

“We wanted to display the Ukrainian flag to show our support for Ukraine as it fights for its freedom. The lights keep the flag shining all night,” said Jessica Jackson Seay, executive director of Kendall Whittier Main Street.

“But we also wanted to do good for Ukraine, so we paired it with fundraising,” she continued.

Donation boxes for United Help Ukraine are available at 10 Kendall Whittier businesses, and donations can also be sent to Kendall Whittier Main Street, 2205 E. Admiral Blvd. Fundraising will be open until the end of March.

Companies with donation boxes are Anthousai, Atwood Art Studio, Circle Cinema, Flash Flood Print Studios, Heirloom Rustic Ales, Lawyers of Kendall Whittier, Pancho Anaya Bakery, She Brews Coffee House, Whitty Books and Ziegler Art & Frame.

United Help Ukraine, Inc., is a non-profit charitable organization that receives and distributes donations, food and medical supplies to Ukrainian displaced persons, Ukrainians affected by the Russian invasion, families of the injured or killed for Ukrainian independence. Their activities focus on fundraising events, raising awareness of the crisis in Ukraine by engaging individuals, organizations, private and government institutions, and the US media.

The Lights On Ukraine initiative is a partnership between Circle Cinema and Kendall Whittier Main Street. The fabric was donated by Fabricut.

“Ukraine is waging our war,” said Clark Wiens, co-founder of Circle Cinema. “Kendall Whittier and Circle Cinema keep the lights on for Ukraine. We care.

In addition to Lights On Ukraine, some of Kendall Whittier’s businesses have specific fundraisers. Mythic Press is offering a “Tulsa-Ukraine In Solidarity” t-shirt for sale, the proceeds of which benefit United Help Ukraine.

The Studio hosted an Open Mic party on March 20 to benefit the Red Cross in Eastern Ukraine. Donations of $10 at the door were encouraged.

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