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PYSANKA: To Ukraine With Love Fundraiser raises $75K

Apr 26, 2022 | News, Canada, Featured

From left, Oresta Korbutiak, Larysa Rozumna, and Laryssa Korbutiak organized the PYSANKA: To Ukraine With Love Fundraiser held Monday, April 25, 2022, at Allsaints Event Space in Sandy Hill. Photo by Caroline Phillips

Sold-out event features cultural folk art, music and dance while raising funds for humanitarian aid and medical supplies for Ukraine.

What did Oresta Korbutiak, who owns an eponymous organic skin care boutique, know about organizing fundraising events? Nothing, but she and her younger sister, Laryssa Korbutiak, along with their childhood friend Larysa Rozumna, felt compelled to do something to help the besieged people of Ukraine.

“We were trying to make sense of what was happening and were feeling really devastated,” Oresta, a first-generation Canadian of Ukrainian descent, told “We thought, ‘What can we do?’ ”

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