’Twas the night before Christmas and all through Ukraine,
Were children whose hearts beat like the speed of a train.
Would this be the year that their school would have what it would need,
To explode their educational experience from the teacher’s dream seed?
In the Chemistry class to see the minerals combine,
Could Physical Education class have sports balls to kick and that bounce,
And a climbing rope that would not unravel with each additional ounce?
Would this be the year that the chalkboard screech,
Would be replaced by a smooth chalkboard-wall that everyone could reach?
Or in the physics class where eyes would see, ears would hear, and hands would touch,
The mystery of an electric motor the children’s minds would finally clutch?
Would this be the year, in the village schools,
That the children’s education would be met with the 21st century tools?
It could happen, and it is within reach,
MUCH has received all but $470 to complete this years fundraiser beseech.
The lives of 400 children in four village schools and two orphanages you can touch,
This Christmas season by contributing to MUCH.
Your dollar will go far, the exchange rate is high,
For 27.6 Hryvnia, one dollar will buy.
If you have a few dollars just laying around,
Send them to MUCH, and a new purpose for them will be found.
Then know that the spirit of Christmas giving, from deep in your heart,
Has touched the children of Ukraine, and it is your Christmas of which they are a part.
Merry Christmas to all who read this poem of hope this year,
May your understanding of true love through giving be clear!
Blessings of love and healing,
Mark and Sveta