Garage sale fundraiser for Ukraine

My brother Angelo Weynen (Kiwi) and sister-in-law Kimberly (American) worked in the Ukraine as missionaries for five years from about 2002-2007.

During that time they lived and worked in Kyiv at a bible college and at an orphanage. My eldest niece Annaliese Weynen was born in Ukraine in 2003.

After they finished working there for five years they moved back to Colorado, USA. This is where my brother and sister-in-law currently live.

My niece Annaliese has travelled back to Ukraine many times and is now married to a Ukrainian man Anton Sylka.

They both live in Ukraine, but due to the war, are currently staying with my brother in Colorado (thank goodness).

Anton’s mother and sister fled to Poland with all the other refugees. Anton’s father is currently fighting with the Ukrainian army in Ukraine. We have many friends and family in Ukraine and are absolutely devastated with what is currently happening there.

We are praying every day for the Ukrainian army and all the people of Ukraine. I have been collecting donations for a garage sale/sales that I will be having. The first one will be on Saturday May 21 from 8am – 12 noon. It will be at my place at 8a Belmere Rise, Farm Cove.

All the money made will be sent to the people of Ukraine to help during this catastrophic time that they are all going through and will continue to go through for years to come. I’m hoping that many people will come and buy stuff. All the stuff is at amazing cheap prices, as the aim is to sell it all.

I am a single mum and work full time as a fully-qualified early childhood teacher in east Auckland.

The money that I raise will be sent directly to people’s accounts that I personally know and trust in Ukraine.

Carla Weynen, Farm Cove