APL solicits donations to help Ukrainian children – The Andalusia Star-News


As tensions continue to grow in Ukraine, the Public Library of Andalusia wants to help with donations and supplies for children who face uncertainty in their country every day.

“I would like to encourage my children from the library and the children of Covington County to donate specific items for children in Ukraine. I want tangible items that children can relate to and also those that have been requested by Ukrainian refugees for their children. I am asking for pencils, coloring books and socks. There will be a donation box at the library for anyone interested in sending aid to these children,” said the children’s librarian. Caryl Lee Ray.

Ray added that donations would be accepted until March 31.

“More than 15,000 libraries there are doing the same things we are doing here. Refugees used computers to monitor family and friends. Some libraries offered shelter to displaced people. They were bombed, and it breaks my heart. There is a list of necessary items, but I want to focus on something that kids can be a part of. Imagine sending some normality to their chaos.

She hopes more children and local schools will contribute in any way they can.

“In conjunction with the Public Library, Andalucia Primary School, Opp Primary School and LBWCC have donation boxes available at their facilities. Each institution encourages its students to help children around the world. They are dealing with issues far beyond their control, and if we can shed some light on this dark matter, it can help them cope with anything. Please consider doing this for the children and the betterment of their young lives,” she said.

The Andalucia Public Library is located at 212 South Three Notch Street and is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, email [email protected] or call 334-222-6612.

“I want to help because kids need this distraction from their ruined world. I didn’t have to run away from the missiles today, and my kid may have been wearing mismatched socks, but her feet were hot Please help us collect and send aid to moms and kids there,” Ray said.


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