Los Angeles piñata company raises money for war-torn Ukrainians
Owner Lorena Robletto said it was a special cause for them because they know what it’s like to leave their country in the midst of a crisis.
“I’m from Nicaragua. We had a horrible war in the 70s,” Robletto said. “I lost most of my childhood friends…it touched my heart.”
The piñata shop sells handmade heart-shaped piñatas and bouquets of 20 roses in the colors of the Ukrainian flag for $50 each.
“Some people can hang hearts in their homes or directly in a business district, so can we start telling people, sending a ‘Let’s do something’ message,” Robletto said.
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According to Robletto, they work with the Ukrainian cultural center to donate 100% of the proceeds to help the Ukrainian people.
“People need help, and that’s one way we can, if we’re far away, we can help in some way,” said store employee Angela Sanchez.
Anyone wishing to purchase a piñata or bouquet can contact the store via social networks.
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