WE HAVE SOLD ALL THE PINS and WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
The After Trauma Empowerment Network (ATEN) is partnering with Leanna MacLeod in a fundraising initiative to raise money in support of the people in the Ukraine. While we are far away we want to reach out in some way to offer our support and caring.
Leanna MacLeod is a proud Mi’Kmaq woman, artist and crafter. She also a wonderful resource and volunteer at ATEN. Leanna designed a pin called Teardrop of Hope & Freedom. She will create a limited run of 100 pins to be sold for a minimum donation of $50.00 for each pin. Each pin is numbered and signed by Leanna.
There have been many tears shed since the violence and bombing has started in the Ukraine. The tear is made of blue leather and has a backing of birch bark. Blue is one of the two stripes in the Ukrainian Flag. The colour blue represents the deep blue of the sky over the Ukraine. It also symbolizes freedom, trust loyalty, wisdom, confidence and faith.
Each teardrop has a yellow Sunflower beaded in the center. The Sunflower is the flower of the Ukraine. It is the colour of the second stripe in the flag. Yellow represents the golden wheat fields swaying in the breezes. Yellow also symbolizes hope, positivity, joy, honour and loyalty. Each Sunflower has a beaded green stem and at the end of each stem is a gold bead. Green is comforting and calming and is a colour found in nature. The gold bead at the end of each stem represents the many valuable resources found in the Ukraine including it’s brave, strong and resilient people.
Each pin has a backing hand sewn to the leather teardrop made of birch. Birch is used for many things including canoe and container making. It is water resistant and strong. Mi’kmaq Artists and Crafters use use birch in many of their crafts and artwork.
All money will be donated to Ukrainian relief.
After Trauma Empowerment Network (ATEN)