If you want to show support or help stand with Ukraine, J & J Florist in Fonthill would like to help.
Jack MacGregor, the proprietor of Fonthill’s J & J Florist Ltd., said he wanted to help support the Ukrainian people.
He came up with the idea of putting together a bouquet centred around a sunflower — Ukraine’s national flower — complete with blue ribbon.
The proceeds, he said, would be donated to the Niagara branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.
“It is a way to show support and gives people a chance to enjoy the flowers,” he noted.
And for those seeking Ukrainian pins and flags buttons, the shop also stocks these items, MacGregor added.
“We also have straw ladies and Ukrainian eggs,” he said. Ukrainian eggs, as he called them, are also called pysanky.
MacGregor said their fundraiser is working with four Ukrainian Churches in St. Catharines, one in Welland and one in Niagara Falls.
Natalie Diduch, a Fonthill resident, has family in western and eastern Ukraine.
She is also a member of the Niagara branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.
She said the sale of the bouquets is an “example of the goodness in mankind.”
“Today, the world is Ukrainian,” she said.
She said the Congress is gathering supplies to be sent to Poland and then onto Ukraine.
She thanked the people and businesses in the community who have offered their support and their prayers.
To learn more about J & J Florist, visit their website at www.jandjflorist.com.
To learn more about the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Niagara chapter or to donate, visit their website.