Students support Ukraine with handmade cards

Around 250 CVHS students wrote cards to children in Ukraine expressing their empathy to their situation. 

Spanish teacher Miriam Dominguez was asked by a local couple if some of her students would like to make cards to go into Easter baskets they were sending to kids in Ukraine. She said the couple believed it would be nice to have other people their age write to these kids. 

“I teach culture and want my students to have a diverse understanding of many cultures,” said Domniguez.

The cards were sent out in Easter baskets filled with other goods for the students. The couple thanked Dominguez in an email saying that they wish they could show each parent the cards to show them they have kind and compassionate children.

Dominguez encouraged them to look at poems and quotes to gain inspiration for the cards.

“It’s incredibly difficult for young people to put themselves in the place of these children,” said Dominguez. 

One of the notes said “ Let God be your torch through the dark, trust in God, he’ll always be by your side.” 

Another one stated, “I want you to know that one day, everything will be okay. Remember that there is someone here in the U.S who cares for you and is sending you warmth and hope. If you can, Keep finding the little reasons everyday to stay strong. Don’t lose hope.”

2 thoughts on “Students support Ukraine with handmade cards

  • May 17, 2022 at 11:05 am

    I think is a really nice idea that the students are making cards to help to support Ukraine. So they feel like they are not alone, that there is other people supporting.

  • May 17, 2022 at 7:27 am

    This was a really good idea. It’s a simple activity that doesn’t take a lot of time or effort on the students’ part, but it provides a lot of psychological support for kids in Ukraine. It’s really cool that we have the resources to show CVHS students’ compassion to people halfway across the world.

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