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🌻 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Sunflower Guitar for Ukraine 
by Linda Manzer

Donate here to support Ukrainian families through The $1k Project for Ukraine

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At least 12 million people have fled their homes since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.Β 

The ongoing tragedy inspired Canadian luthier Linda Manzer to build a unique hand-crafted instrument she calls Sunflower Guitar for Ukraine – with a meticulously inlaid mother-of-pearl sunflower on the peghead that incorporates the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag.Β 

Linda’s plan is to gift the guitar to the people of Ukraine, and to use the guitar to inspire people around the world to donate vital humanitarian aid.Β 

As the guitar journeys to Ukraine (arriving in the fall of 2022), Linda has arranged for it to pass through the hands of many wonderful people including famous musicians, allowing them to express their solidarity while encouraging their fans to donate to the cause.

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Here is Sunflower Guitar for Ukraine on Broadway in Manhattan, in the hands of Schitt’s Creek star Noah Reid (July 17, 2022).Β 

WHERE DO THE DONATIONS GO?Β 


Funds raised will go to The $1k Project for Ukraine, a volunteer-based effort that provides direct financial support to Ukrainian families in need – giving $1,000 US to every family it supports. So far, The $1k Project for Ukraine has raised $8 million and supported 7,500 families.Β 

Sunflower Guitar for Ukraine has been kickstarted with a generous $100,000 donation from a Manzer guitar owner who wishes to remain anonymous. Linda’s goal is to inspire donations totalling $250,000.Β 

Linda Manzer: "I built the Sunflower Guitar for Ukraine when the invasion began as my way of working through the distress I felt for the Ukrainian people suffering from this brutal war on their country. My hope is that this guitar can inspire the global music community to give generously to the humanitarian relief provided by The $1k Project for Ukraine."Β 

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Here is Sunflower Guitar for Ukraine before a sold-out show in Belleville Ontario (July 17, 2022),
Β in the hands of legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn.


ABOUT LINDA MANZERΒ 

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Many renowned musicians play Manzer guitars including Paul Simon, Carlos Santana, Gordon Lightfoot, Pat Metheny, Stephen Fearing, Liona Boyd, Bruce Cockburn, and Marie Lynn Hammond. (For more visit Manzer.com.)Β 

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Here is Sunflower Guitar for Ukraine with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson – at the Mariposa Folk Festival (July 9, 2022).Β 
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A FINAL WORDΒ 


To see and hear the Sunflower Guitar for Ukraine in the hands of more wonderful people, including famous artists, visit our WEBSITE or FACEBOOK PAGE.Β  But before you go… 

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Questions? Comments? Interview requests?Β 

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Goal $250,000 USD

Amount raised

$110,006.79 USD

Still to contribute

$139,993.21 USD

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56 individuals and 1 organization have contributed to this goal

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Fidelity Char...

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$100,000 USD

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$1,545 USD

Joe G

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$1,000 USD

Susan Peirson

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$1,000 USD

Laney Zapata

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$500 USD

Arthur "Rick"...

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$500 USD

James DAddario

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$500 USD

Craig Snyder

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$500 USD

Guest

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$500 USD

Ginja and Mark

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$500 USD

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$350 USD

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$250 USD

$250,000 USD goal

$110,006.79 USD raised (44%)

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