Jonathan Brindle-Wright, a six-year-old boy from Ashton-on-Ribble in the UK, has started an incredible crusade of making blue and yellow ribbons with his mom to sell and raise money for charities that are helping Ukraine.
The effort has spiraled from local efforts in the UK to global support. Jonathan and his mom have partnered with East Lancs 4 Ukraine, an organization that directly buys and delivers supplies to Ukraine (including food, toiletries, first aid kits, clothing, etc) from donations they receive.
Charles F. Reiling III, Esq., President and CEO of CoastalOne, has a palpable affection for Jonathan, as he’s his wife’s cousin. Charles and his wife, Julie, are very close with the family and Jonathan’s mom, Adele. To support Jonathan’s efforts, CoastalOne has purchased 500 ribbons to distribute to those in the US that want to get involved. For every donation to Jonathan’s cause, CoastalOne will send 10 ribbons to the donor/organization.
Jonathan’s mom Adele shares, “Jonathan has always had a heart of gold, and knowing he has grown up wanting to help others makes me incredibly proud. He has a very mature and caring personality, and he is very aware that there are people who are less fortunate than him. When he found out that people in Ukraine were having to leave their homes and their lives to find safety, he immediately wanted to help. As a parent, it just fills your heart with pride!”
Visit Jonathan’s Facebook page
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