Make a Difference

Firstly it was the challenges of 2020 then 2021. We had so much hope for 2022  but it too has proven to be a challenging time for many.

Rising costs and interest rates and floods have all contributed to make life that much more of a challenge.

For some, though, this has been an even more difficult year. We all are aware of Russia's brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine on February 24th this year and we all have seen the humanitarian consequences of this invasion. For me, this has had a very personal impact as I am a first generation Ukrainian-Australian.

Whilst I was born in Australia and consider myself a proud Aussie I have always had a strong sense of and pride in my Ukrainian heritage. My parents were always grateful for the chance to make their new home in a free  Australia after the pain and terror of WWII but regularly reminded us of our roots and the richness of our Ukrainian culture. They taught us to be proud of our family history and heritage but love, respect and be grateful for our Australian lives.

With enormous levels of support from many nations including Australia, Ukrainians are still today fighting valiantly for their freedom and the right to live in peace. For this reason through Beautifully Gifted, since March this year, I have made the decision to donate 10% from every sale to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

By purchasing from Beautifully Gifted's unique gift range you not only receive a piece to own and love created by talented craftspeople, you can also make a difference in the life of someone who at this time desperately needs support.

This is a way we can all make a difference and that for me that is a win, win!

If you wish to get more information on the work of the Ukraine Crisis Appeal and its partners or to donate please go to : https://www.ukrainecrisisappeal.org/