With the help of Stars of HOPE, a non-profit organization focused on therapeutic art, the children at the museum in Watson Island Park will be able to write messages on wooden stars.
The museum has about 2,000 stars available for about a month before the organization collects and delivers the messages to Ukrainian children who are away from home.
The United Nations estimates more than 3.9 million refugees have crossed to Poland from Ukraine since the Russian military attack began on Feb. 24. As of June, the Ukrainian diaspora was at 6.1 million.
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