Woman in Coopersburg attempting to make a distinction for the folks of Ukraine one bead at a time

COOPERSBURG, Pa. – “I noticed that Ukraine was in a nasty scenario and I used to be unhappy about it, so I did not know the right way to assist,” 8-year-old Mya Allen, of Coopersburg, Lehigh County, advised 69 Information.

So, Allen did one thing she loves.

“I began making Ukraine bracelets, so folks began ordering them,” Mya stated.

What began as just a little mission is now flourishing right into a not-for-profit.

“We have made quite a bit, like perhaps over a 100 or one thing,” Mya stated.

And the orders hold coming in for the blue and yellow bracelets for the reason that story has gone viral on social media. It is became a household affair, from her twin brother Matthew to her dad, David.

“I believed perhaps that I might give it a attempt to assist her out,” Matthew stated.

“I by no means thought I would be making bracelets at night time, it is gotten just a little uncontrolled,” David stated.

Whereas the Allen household by no means anticipated this many orders, they know they’re serving to folks in dire want.

“The donations are going to the B Robust Basis, so 100% of the donations will go to all of the refugees leaving the Ukraine to Poland,” stated Mya’s mother, Merisa.

The trigger runs deep throughout the Allen household roots.

“I am half Ukrainian, my mom is full Ukrainian,” David stated.

Thus far, they’ve raised over $500 and there is not any signal it is slowing down. Persons are making flat donations as nicely as ordering bracelets, all due to Mya.

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“I do not assume we will put into phrases how proud we’re,” Merisa stated.

“I do know it isn’t some huge cash within the grand scheme of issues, however we want these little micro issues that folks can do on a small degree and construct up,” David stated.