Recently, I met a wonderful Ukrainian family. They have been in New Orleans for a few short years, but have already touched many people with their story, and have been fortunate enough to help several family members seek asylum in the U.S. It’s far from an ideal situation, difficult to make ends meet while waiting for their work visas, and they live together in tight quarters.
At times, retail therapy can act as a simple action to take to maintain an illusion of control. No, adding things to the cart is not going to curtail the fighting, but if it’s a step forward, it’s money well spent! Check out the products I’ve found to help Ukrainian relief efforts or hone in on whatever cause you care about and shop away!
Historic New Orleans Collection: This shop supports local artists as well as those in need around the world. Check out their cute upcycled textile bracelet benefitting the Ukraine.
The Good Shop: Burn a Peace candle made in New Orleans.
Doing Good Merch: Plenty of T-shirt design options from this maker to show support
Feet First: Call store for details
On the Web:
Vida: This site has pretty, sustainable products designed by and/or benefitting Ukrainian relief
Roxie Assoulin: Bangle bracelets with 100% proceeds benefitting Ukraine relief
Estee Lauder: The brand’s foundation will donate up to $1 million dollars of the proceeds from various products like the Advanced Night Repair Cream.
Etsy: Plenty of Etsy sellers are out there fighting the good fight. Type in Ukraine at the top and check out all of the options.
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