# Raised: 1,817 (updated daily)
# To Go: 205 (updated daily)
A $50 donation to Oscar’s “Buy a Backpack” campaign buys a new Backpack, filled with school & educational items, toys, games, personal supplies, candy & LEGO for Ukrainian War Refugee Children, who fled to Poland.
This year, from March through October, 13 year-old Oscar Oliver from Barrie, Ontario, raised a total of 1,390 filled backpacks.
In his two trips to Poland, in April and August, Oscar packed and delivered 790 of these backpacks to the children. The remaining 600, donated to his cause by Indigo, are in a container at sea – on their way to Poland.
Oscar’s campaign is coordinated with the help of the Polish children’s charity, Fundacja Dziecięca Fantazja.
Oscar is determined to do even more to help the children, in time for their Christmas. So, he has set a new goal for this year. He wants to reach the “magic number” of 2,022 Backpacks – and make it “2,022 in 2022” for the children.
Oscar’s backpacks might be the only Christmas present the refugee children can look forwards to and he’s hoping his “magic number” will bring good luck to the children so that, in some magical way, they will soon see an end to the war.
Oscar will be going to Poland in December on his CHRISTMAS MISSION. He will pack and deliver the backpacks to the children at contact centers throughout the country and at a special Children’s Christmas GALA PARTY being held at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Warsaw on December 18. (Ukrainian Christmas Eve is January 6th).
To reach his “magic number”, Oscar has 632 backpacks that he needs to fundraise. Please help and “Buy a Backpack”.
$50 buys one new backpack, filled with presents and supplies. You can buy one or more, or donate any amount towards Oscar’s campaign, by e-transfer or by credit card via PayPal.
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“There are now nearly 4 million refugees in Poland and so many of them are children, including orphans, who have quickly been forgotten”, said Oscar. “They are scared and many are sick and have disabilities. I realized that even an item as small as a backpack with small personal gifts can mean so much to others in need”, he said.
We hope that Oscar’s commitment, love and compassion to the war refugee children will encourage you to make a donation to support his mission.
The publicity generated from Oscar’s “Buy a Backpack” campaign led to Oscar being a guest speaker at churches and schools, which in turn is helping to create a new generation of young “givers”.
Other spin-offs resulting from his actions include; 200 refugee children being provided with new desks, lamps and cupboards so they don’t have to study on the floor; bedding, blankets, sheets and pillows for a refugee center with 330 people; a children’s day party for 100 refugee children and movie nights for the kids.
Oscar is an Ontario Figure Skating Champion. He trains at the Mariposa School of Skating and attends Warnica Public School. Oscar is a dual Canadian/Polish citizen.
Oscar’s parents are recipients of the Canadian Governor General’s Medallion for Charity Work and for: “Strengthening Relations Between Poland & Canada”. They established the children’s charity, Fundacja Dziecięca Fantazja which, since 2004, has made over 8,500 wishes and dreams come true for children in Poland who live with life-threatening illnesses, life-limiting conditions or challenging disabilities.
Oscar was recently Guest of Honor at the Canadian Embassy, Warsaw, Poland, in recognition of his charitable activities.
For media interviews, or for copies of previous media articles or news videos, please e-mail Oscar: email@example.com