By Colleen Flanagan, The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
A Maple Ridge Elementary School student has raised thousands in support of Ukrainian children fleeing the war against Russia with the help of his fellow school-mates.
And Daniel Paczolay is hoping to raise thousands more for Save the Children by his deadline of mid-May.
So far he has raised $2,137.55 – including $1,037.55 with the help of students and staff at his school. The balance was raised by private donors online.
Paczolay, who comes from a Hungarian background, watches the news a lot with his family, explained his mother Viktoria Karsai. He was constantly asking if his family still living in Hungary were safe from the war.
After being reassured they were safe, the 9-year-old decided he wanted to do something to help children still living in Ukraine.
So, he decided to start a fundraiser involving his entire school called MRE Kids 4 Kids.