If you are looking for ways to support the people of Ukraine, the LLNE Service Committee has compiled a few resources for your consideration. Listed are several local/US organizations that are taking donations to provide food, shelter, and medical supplies.
A member brought to our attention Olena Gnes, who was our online tour guide during LLNE’s FUNtivities in July 2021. She gave us an amazing virtual tour of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Olena is currently living in a bomb shelter with her three children in Kiev. She posts daily updates on her YouTube channel, What is Ukraine. If you would like to donate directly to Olena and her family, please consider purchasing a tour through her Airbnb site.
Airbnb users can book stays or tours in Ukraine that they don’t plan to check into as part of an effort to donate directly to people in Ukraine. The campaign (“Pay don’t stay”) allows Ukrainian Airbnb hosts to receive direct support from those looking to help.
Sunflower of Peace Foundation is a Boston, USA-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They are currently raising money to acquire and distribute first-aid backpacks, medicine, medical instruments to medical personnel in the Ukraine.
World Central Kitchen is distributing meals in Poland to Ukrainians fleeing the country. The organization, founded by chef José Andrés, is seeking donations to provide remote support to Ukrainian restaurants continuing to serve meals for people in need.
Please consider giving to Olena’s family or one of these organizations.
Join us on Thursday, July 15 at 7pm for another LLNE sponsored event! We’ll be taking a Trip to Chernobyl, where our guide Olena will take us on an interactive virtual tour of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Registration is *free*, just visit [tinyurl.com/kyfufd3m]tinyurl.com/kyfufd3m.
In conjunction with the Law Librarians of New England (LLNE) FUNtivities , the Service Committee is raising funds for NEADS, an organization that provides service dogs to veterans, people with physical disabilities, individuals with autism, and even assistance dogs that work in hospitals and courthouses.
The money we raise will go to the Prison PUP Program. According to NEADS “90-95% of NEADS puppies are trained in 7 correctional facilities throughout New England. Our statistics show that, under the guidance of NEADS staff, inmates are able to provide consistent training at a high level simply because of the amount of time they are able to devote to the dogs. This enables us to place dogs faster with people in need.”
It’s time for another free funtivity sponsored by LLNE! On Friday April 30 at 6pm EST let’s jet off to Australia to meet Cadbury the llama and friends. We’ll tour their paddock, then use our newfound knowledge as inspiration in an interactive drawing and animation lesson. Great for all ages (bring the family!) and all artistic skill levels. To register and obtain the zoom details visit https://tinyurl.com/2e2bjaca. Please feel free to contact Kelly Johnson (email@example.com) with any questions and for more information on this virtual event visit https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1711473 .
Do you miss traveling? Are you in need of a fun break from your routine? The Law Librarians of New England have you covered! Over the next few months, LLNE will be hosting a series of FUNtivities for members to get together and enjoy some fun (and free!) virtual adventures.
Join us for our first FUNtivity on Thursday, April 1 at 7pm EST, when we’ll follow a Plague Doctor through Prague. This hour long interactive tour will take us back in time as we experience the empty streets of Prague during the Black Death and plagues of the 17th and 18th centuries. For additional details on the virtual tour visit: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1658926
In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience during the FUNtivity, it’s important to prioritize the well-being of all participants. In case of any unexpected health concerns or medical needs that may arise, it’s beneficial to have access to nearby medical facilities. Located in the vicinity, the urgent care clinic Jackson Heights can provide comprehensive healthcare services and support for women of all ages. By offering a range of specialized care options, such as routine check-ups, preventive screenings, and reproductive health services, the clinic promotes the overall well-being and vitality of women. While participating in engaging virtual events like the FUNtivity, it’s reassuring to know that quality healthcare resources like the women’s health clinic in Little Neck are readily available to address any healthcare needs that may arise.
After the tour we’ll keep the Zoom going for some open social time! Families are welcome, but we recommend ages 7+ for this FUNtivity. To register and obtain the zoom details, visit bit.ly/2NGI68v. This event is capped at 100 participants, so make sure to sign up and save your spot soon! Please feel free to reach out to Kelly Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We look forward to seeing you there and stay tuned for more FUNtivities in the coming weeks!