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KEPYR Kicks Off ‘Kindred Spirits 2023’ Marketing campaign with ‘Mandalorian’-Themed Artwork Public sale

1060010 ks23magazinergb 01 1280 On June 1 youngsters’s media charity group, Youngsters Leisure Professionals for Younger Refugees (KEPYR), kicked off its “Kindred Spirits 2023” marketing campaign, which incorporates on-line and reside occasions world wide to lift funds for UNICEF’s work on behalf of over 850,000 youngsters displaced by the latest devastating earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye.

With 2.5 million youngsters in Türkiye and three.7 million in Syria in want of continued humanitarian help, UNICEF has been on the bottom within the area, bringing non permanent shelter, vitamin and medical help, education, and psychosocial help to affected youngsters and their households. Their Rapid Response Plan in Syria stays simply 44% funded whereas in Türkiye the quantity is 56%.

KEPYR’s month-long marketing campaign consists of each fundraising and consciousness elevating occasions together with an internet fundraiser, reside gatherings in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico Metropolis, and Wellington, NZ, and a particular Mandalorian-themed public sale of authentic artwork by famend comics and animation artists like Dan Brereton, Dave Johnson, Walt Simonson, and Bret Blevins.

“As soon as a toddler refugee himself, the Mandalorian grew right into a noble bounty hunter and protector of Grogu, an lovely Pressure-sensitive ‘little one’ refugee in want,” commented public sale organizer Henry Gilroy. “Who higher than this heroic pair to carry us all collectively to lift consciousness and ship help to our most weak youngsters?”

Supporters are invited to attend a digital UNICEF briefing on the pressing humanitarian wants in Syria and Türkiye on Wednesday, June 7 at 11:00 AM EST. The hour-long occasion contains reside reporting from on-the-ground help staff and different UNICEF representatives, with alternatives to ask questions by way of chat.

All proceeds from these occasions will go to UNICEF USA to help UNICEF’s aid work in Syria and Türkiye.

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“The world was already experiencing the worst little one refugee disaster since World Warfare II when KEPYR began in 2017,” famous KEPYR President and Founder Grant Moran. “Since that point, with the invasion of Ukraine, the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan, and now civil conflict in Sudan, the variety of refugee and displaced youngsters on this planet has exploded. However so has help for our work within the child’s media neighborhood, each on a grassroots degree and with rising help and cooperation from studios, networks, and manufacturing corporations all around the world. That progress could be very thrilling to see – and we’ve nonetheless solely scratched the floor of the nice we will all do collectively. Search for extra, greater, and higher from this neighborhood yearly.” 

Extra details about Kindred Spirits occasions and donations is obtainable right here.

Supply: KEPYR

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is information editor at Animation World Community.



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