Calgary’s Village Ice Cream raises over $100K for Ukraine during weekend campaign

One of Calgary’s hottest spots for ice cream came up big in a campaign looking to show support for Ukraine.

Village Ice Cream put out a call to Calgarians last weekend to come by and grab a scoop on Sunday, with all proceeds going to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation. After crunching the numbers, the ice cream shop announced over $100,000 was raised.

“We cannot believe the incredible turn-out on Sunday! The show of community is unlike anything we’ve ever seen, and what a pleasure it was to scoop for each and every one of you,” said Village Ice Cream on Facebook.

“Thank you for showing up, thank you for bringing your energy into our shops, and thank you for waiting in those long lines to pledge your support for the people of Ukraine.”

The decision to donate all proceeds came from the owner of the business, Tetiana Friley, whose family, including her parents and siblings, are still in Ukraine.

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“One of my brothers, he is a soldier, he is in the military, and he is fighting somewhere on the border of Ukraine,” said Friley.

Anyone who may have missed grabbing a scoop can still help out by donating to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation.

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