LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Students at Waldorf School of Louisville are proving that you’re never too young to make a difference.

What You Need To Know

  • Waldorf School of Louisville students are raising money for Ukraine 

  • Students and families can purchase and paint postcards that will be sent to an emergency fund to support Ukraine 

  • Sunflowers are being painted on the postcards 

  • The fundraiser runs through the end of March 

The school is one of more than a thousand Waldorf schools located worldwide. 

Louisville students and their families are raising money and awareness about the hardships Ukrainian students are facing. 

Waldorf School of Louisville sixth grader Wyatt Garber is a blooming artist. 

“I’m a pretty big art person myself and I just like it. I think it’s nice and I’m happy to share it with other people,” Garber said. 

His masterpiece will be shared overseas. 

The Waldorf School of Louisville is painting sunflowers on postcards to send to a sister Waldorf school in Kyiv.

The sunflower is Ukraine’s national flower and is part of the school’s logo.  

“I’m also happy that I’m helping somebody out because I always like to think of other people,” Garber said. 

The school will send the postcards and a check to Ukraine when the campaign ends at the end of the month. (Spectrum News 1/Ashley N. Brown)
The school will send the postcards and a check to Ukraine when the campaign ends at the end of the month. (Spectrum News 1/Ashley N. Brown)

Postcards are $5 each. The money raised will support Waldorf families opening their homes, teachers who have lost income because of closings and Waldorf emergency teams aiding Ukrainian children. 

“I hope that they can like get everything that they need and it makes them all happy for pictures like, make them smile when they see them,” Waldorf School fifth grader Abigail Haxby said.

Haxby’s favorite subject is history, but she always has room for art to help others in need. 

“Because not everyone like does that, but if no one’s going to do it and then who’s going to really do it,” Haxby said. 

School business manager Angeline Green says the project is an example of how students are taught to make a difference both in the classroom and globally. 

“They all have an innate sense of generosity and compassion and kindness, especially if it’s something we cultivate from an early age. I think that they can learn how to change the world,” Green said. 

The students are making pieces of art from the heart. 

“Every little bit helps. If somebody gets it in the mail, they’ll probably feel happy and feel thought of again. I think that’s always important,” Garber said. 

The school will send postcards and a check to the Waldorf School in Kyiv after the campaign ends at the end of this month.