When foundation director, Tom Emery returned to Germany to support some of the Ukrainian refugees’ cross borders to escape the Russian invasion of Ukraine, he saw first-hand the distress of Ukrainian children. Tom reached out to founder of the Magic Coat, Di Wilcox, to write a book that would specifically support the needs of the refugee children. Overnight, $23,000 was raised and the Foundation was able to print and distribute the first 10, 000 books to Poland and Germany.
Psychologists and teachers in Germany and Poland are now using the Magic Coat for Ukraine Book as a tool to support the children’s psychological wellbeing. The Magic Coat Foundation aims to raise enough money to have a million books sent to Europe to support the 7.5 million displaced children from Ukraine. Find out more