Let the needle sing in her hands again!

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Given by 88 generous donors in 5 weeks

Please help a woman with hands of gold reanimate her business after fleeing Mariupol, Ukraine.


Dear friends!

I write to you asking for support for a very special person with hands of gold. Julia is from Mariupol. She had been running a small business making dancewear in Ukraine and across the globe. I met Julia through Etsy and was very much impressed with her craftsmanship and excellence! On 24 February 2022, Julia's life has been shattered forever. She spent 2 awful months in the sieged town, with minimal resources, under immense stress, but determined to survive. In this horrific war, Julia lost her sister and nearly lost her husband. She managed to flee and found refuge in Germany. What once was a happy family life has now been turned to dust. I turn to you all with great hope to collect funds for Julia to reanimate her business. As you can imagine, she had to leave all her sewing equipment behind and has now lost everything. Please give as much as you can to help this wonderful woman get back up on her feet. Thank you so very much for your kindness!

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Thank you for helping Julia and her family!  8 December 2022

Dear Friends!

I am so happy to share that with your help, Julia and her sister Tetiana have restarted their dressmaking business in Germany! They got the equipment they needed, re-activated their Etsy page, and have already completed a few orders. I attach a few photos from their new workshop. If you ever need a dancing gown - you know where to order ;)

EleganceTSDance - https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/EleganceTSDance?ref=shop_sugg_market

The future looks much brighter for them now. They are forever grateful to each and everyone of you - YOU made it happen!

Thank you again for the kindness in your hearts!


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Laura on 17 Jul 2022
Amy on 16 Jul 2022
Supporting my big hearted friend Dasha
Daniel on 11 Jul 2022
Julia made my ballroom tailsuit a couple of years ago and more recently some practice pants. Her work is amazing, this is heartbreaking. Thank you for setting this up, sending lots of love from the US too!
Dasha (Daryna) Henderson

Thank you so very much for your generosity and kindness! ❤️

Dasha (Daryna) Henderson
Michael on 06 Jul 2022
Dasha (Daryna) Henderson

Thank you so very much for your generosity and kindness! ❤️

Dasha (Daryna) Henderson
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Guest Donor on 29 Jun 2022
Dasha (Daryna) Henderson

Thank you so very much for your generosity and kindness! ❤️

Dasha (Daryna) Henderson

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This campaign started on 13 Jun 2022 and ended on 20 Jul 2022.