King School and the American School of Warsaw Partner to Help Ukrainian Children
King School and the American School of Warsaw Partner to Help Ukrainian Children

King School is partnering with the American School of Warsaw to support Ukrainian children who have fled their country due to the Russian invasion and sought refuge in Poland. This week, King is collecting school supplies such as crayons, markers, pencil cases, notebooks, pens, and pencils to send to Ukrainian children who are attending the school in Warsaw. 

Additionally, King is providing sunflower seeds to the community in honor of Ukraine. The sunflower is the country’s national flower. Families are invited to make a small monetary contribution in exchange for a packet of seeds, which displays a custom illustration by King upper school student Meredith Joo ’23. Students from each division will also be planting sunflowers together in the lower school garden on Friday, June 3. 

“This community-wide initiative and partnership with the American School of Warsaw is the result of a few students coming together wanting to help others,” said Director of King Cares Karen Raidt. “It goes to show that it can make a huge impact when a community comes together for a cause,” she added. 

The effort follows a conversation held earlier this year between King’s upper school students and administrators at the American School of Warsaw. The King Cares Service Program reinforces the school’s belief that service to the broader community, both local and international, is central to the King School mission.