Pilots work to provide essential items for Ukrainian children
Since March 19th, FedEx Council 123 (CGN) and UPS IPA pilots and families have been working together to provide backpacks full of essential items to Ukrainian children who arrive at the Refugee Center in Cologne, Germany.
Through the joint effort of a small group of people, the first 50 backpacks were assembled and delivered to refugee children on April 6th. Since then, Backpack4Kids has gained 501(c)(3) status, and the impact has increased significantly. The volunteers are working with the Red Cross, and backpacks have been delivered to refugee camps in Poland and western Ukraine. The FedEx and UPS volunteers continue to serve the refugee families in Cologne and its surrounding areas.
To support the ongoing effort, LEC 123 is asking ALPA members nationwide to consider donating one day's worth of per diem. This nominal amount will go directly to the purchase of supplies that will fill two backpacks for refugee children. The organization is made up entirely of volunteers, so all donations are used exclusively for the purchase of supplies.
to make your donation.
Your fellow pilots thank you for your support!
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From inception to the day we delivered our first backpack, it was seven days. Our grassroots nonprofit has been extremely successful because of the people dedicated to providing help to these refugee children, and people like you to donate the money to purchase and build these backpacks.
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