Day 59: Wonderful Volunteer, Michelle!

Day 59: Wonderful Volunteer, Michelle!

Name: Michelle Samson Nationality:  American How did you hear about this project Through friends involved and on Instagram What work have you been doing for The 4 Day Box? I had the pleasure of...

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Day 58: Meeting The Roundtable

Day 58: Meeting The Roundtable

"Hi, we would like to help you!" That's an absolute dream message to get, and that is what we received from The Roundtable. How great is that? The message get's even better! "We have already...

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Day 57: Wonderful Volunteer!

Day 57: Wonderful Volunteer!

Name: Alice Giraudi Nationality:  Italian & Scottish How did you hear about this project Through my mum and The International Women’s Club of Torino What work have you been doing...

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Day 56: Helping Each Other!

Day 56: Helping Each Other!

An absolutely mazing dinner with lovely Ukrainian food cooked by several refugees. We getting to know many people amongst them the members of the Alla and Dario from the Ukrainian Volunteer...

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Day 55: We LOVE Colors

Day 55: We LOVE Colors

Hugs, kisses and SO MUCH gratitude, Carioca you are amazing! Thank you so much for all the baby crayons, pens, markers, pencil sharpeners, color pencils and so much more. This means that we can now...

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Day 54: Wonderful Volunteers!

Day 54: Wonderful Volunteers!

Name: Merry & Diehl Boggs Nationality:  Texas, USA How did you hear about this project We heard about the 4 Day Box project through The International Women’s Club of Torino What...

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Day 53: The BIG Delivery

Day 53: The BIG Delivery

Second big day in a row! It's Liberation Day, a holiday here in Italy. However, the show must go on! (Yes, we are fans of Queen!) Sometimes we get to pat ourselves on the back and this is a BIG one....

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Day 52: The Big Day Is Here!

Day 52: The Big Day Is Here!

This is what it's all about. Supporting those that are in a difficult situation. Creating small opportunities for light to shine through the darkness. To us this day is not mostly about religion,...

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Day 51: La Republica!

Day 51: La Republica!

Our Easter efforts are getting noticed. Today La Republica came to talk to us about the egg-bonanza we are creating. Fascinated by the group effort and inclusion, journalist Carlotta Rocci, believes...

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Day 51: Painting Ukrainian Style Eggs

Day 51: Painting Ukrainian Style Eggs

Experiencing togetherness and each others traditions, connecting over making things. We are so grateful for all the new and old friends we have and are making! Today we have painted and decorated...

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Day 52: The Big Day Is Here!

This is what it's all about. Supporting those that are in a difficult situation. Creating small opportunities for light to shine through the darkness. To us this day is not mostly about religion, it's a way of creating moments of normalcy. We...

Day 59: Wonderful Volunteer, Michelle!

Name: Michelle Samson Nationality:  American How did you hear about this project Through friends involved and on Instagram What work have you been doing for The 4 Day Box? I had the pleasure of brainstorming communication ideas with Anne-lise and Talent Lab, then I...

Day 58: Meeting The Roundtable

"Hi, we would like to help you!" That's an absolute dream message to get, and that is what we received from The Roundtable. How great is that? The message get's even better! "We have already organized a dinner to raise money for you." -You say money, we think...

Day 57: Wonderful Volunteer!

Name: Alice Giraudi Nationality:  Italian & Scottish How did you hear about this project Through my mum and The International Women’s Club of Torino What work have you been doing for The 4 Day Box? I have packed boxes, buthave been primarily...

Day 56: Helping Each Other!

An absolutely mazing dinner with lovely Ukrainian food cooked by several refugees. We getting to know many people amongst them the members of the Alla and Dario from the Ukrainian Volunteer Consulate here in Torino, and through them other volunteer organizations...

Day 55: We LOVE Colors

Hugs, kisses and SO MUCH gratitude, Carioca you are amazing! Thank you so much for all the baby crayons, pens, markers, pencil sharpeners, color pencils and so much more. This means that we can now start to equip the refugees with most of what they need for school....

Day 53: The BIG Delivery

Second big day in a row! It's Liberation Day, a holiday here in Italy. However, the show must go on! (Yes, we are fans of Queen!) Sometimes we get to pat ourselves on the back and this is a BIG one. This is a result of a HUGE team effort,...

Day 51: La Republica!

Our Easter efforts are getting noticed. Today La Republica came to talk to us about the egg-bonanza we are creating. Fascinated by the group effort and inclusion, journalist Carlotta Rocci, believes we have energy to sell! The trick is, we tell...

Day 49: Order!

We are prepping our boxes that are going into Ukraina. It's important to us to help make the hand out of boxes as easy as possible. We are sending all the boxes that the International School of Turin packed. We are repacking them a bit to...

Day 47: Undercover Santa

We know what the man in red does during spring! He drives a van, and comes when it's light out. We are definitely on the nice list, because this man might be slimmer, not dressed in red and has trimmed his beard. But we kid you not, he brought...

Day 45: Ukrainian Easter

On Sunday April 24th at 12:15 we want the Orthodox Easter Celebration to be VERY special for those children! We are preparing mixed Italian and Ukrainian eggs for them which the priest then blesses…it is a beautiful ceremony. Their Easter is...

Day 43: Chocolate Eggs!

INCLUSION is a big, important word for us. So when the idea of Ukrainian Easter came up and we spread the word. One of the first collaborators that reached out to us was the Unione Induista Italiana. They have sent chocolate eggs all the way...

Day 41: Double Trouble!

At The 4 Day Box we use the word challenge, NOT problem. Challenges are meant to be won and won we did! There is a mother arriving in Turin right about now. She has a 12 month old, but is also due to give birth any day. -Getting around with...

Day 39: Collecting Again

A BIG organization has asked us for help, for the moment we can't say much more than that they have heard of our boxes. They want to bring them into one of the hardest hit areas of Ukraine. This time of the year there is a high occurrence of...

Day 37: Wonderful Volunteer!

Name: Cláudia Thomé Bichara  Nationality: Brazilian How did you hear about this project: I was looking for a group to help.  A Brazilian friend, Cleide recommended the place to me.  Went and found this loving team! What have you been doing at...

Day 32: People Are Writing About US!

Italics Magazine has picked up on our efforts and are including our story in their article about how Ukrainian refugees are being welcomed in Italy. They are talking about government policies, Red Cross, Sermig, Caritas... and then there is us....

Day 30: Thanks to Dr. Luca Savio

Savio and Giovanna Costantino, his amazing practice manager at STUDIO ASSOCIATO FAVATA'  SAVIO here in Turin.  They have donated 300 mini tubes of toothpaste, as well as 300 of a mix of junior and adults' toothbrushes!  We can't...

Day 28: The Professional Network

We are always looking to improve, and many heads think better, especially in a guided brainstorming session. Today TalentLab has had a brainstorming lunch for us. The professional network has used their connections and know how to help us get a...

Day 26: All Aboard

We have a new bus coming. They are leaving Poland today, it's an orphanage. The bus has 60 passengers, we do not yet know the ages of the children, but we do know that some of the employees are also coming with them. For the moment all we can do...

Day 24: Wonderful Volunteers!

Names: Victoria Sng,Christine Chin Hong, and Munirah Bafana Nationality: Malaysians How did you hear about this project?Heard this from WhatsApp. What work have you been doing? Donating,carrying donations,packing donations although we wish we...

Day 22: Our Wishes Are Coming True

W have the absolute BEST volunteers and supporters they come at all hours to help us deliver, pack boxes, bring boxes etc. BUT we also have supporters that don't have time to stop by, or who live too far away. We welcome EVERYONE and their help,...

Day 18: The 07:00 Crew!

Who has the BEST volunteers???? That would be us! 7am on a Sunday- no problem, all these volunteers got up and came help load the truck that will go meet an incoming bus. We are absolutely overwhelmed with how generous people are with their time...

Day 16: We Speak Ukranian?!

Through our connection to the Ukrainian Consulate here in Torino, Tamara has come to us to volunteer. She is all around lovely, but this has also opened up a new opportunity! Another amazing volunteer, Laura has donated a phone to us and when we...

Day 14: Tamara

TAMARA, Ukrainian Refugee and Volunteer Tamara comes to us from Ukraine, but she started her story in Georgia.   Although only 37 years old, she has already escaped from three wars. Tamara was but a child when she had to leave Sukhumi,...

Day 12: Thank you, ALFIERI CARRÙ!

We are so grateful to Alfieri-Carrù, for providing a center where we can accept, sort and process all the donations.   We also thank the participants in the Alfieri-Carrù program who have come downstairs to help us with all the sorting!! ...

Day 10: Students Helping Students

The children of WINS International School in Turin decide to start collecting backpacks to include in the boxes destined for school-age children. These boys and girls know how important it is to have your own backpack to keep your things handy...

Day 8: Chieri Here We Come!

The international community in Torino is strong and word travels, so we are pleased to receive a call from the International School of Turin (IST). They want to partner with The 4 Day Box and get the children and families at the school involved....

Day 6: The Bus Is Here!

The big day is here: the bus arriving with Ukrainian refugees. We are able to deliver the boxes for the bus in Avignana once again with support from Vinelli & Scotto! They are our heroes and show up with a truck on one hours notice. We...

Day 4: Matteo To The Rescue

Help comes in all shapes and sizes. Matteo heard about the Ukrainian children leaving their homes, traveling across Europe with almost no personal belongings, and being sent to live in countries where they...

Day 52: The Big Day Is Here!

This is what it's all about. Supporting those that are in a difficult situation. Creating small opportunities for light to shine through the darkness. To us this day is not mostly about religion, it's a way of creating moments of normalcy. We...

Day 51: Painting Ukrainian Style Eggs

Experiencing togetherness and each others traditions, connecting over making things. We are so grateful for all the new and old friends we have and are making! Today we have painted and decorated eggs from Kate They have come out absolutely...

Day 48: We Are On The Radio

It's not everyday we are being interviewed with The Daily Mail (yes! UK newspaper!) Today one VERY nervous Annelise is talking to Sarah Vine on her podcast Femail Half Hour. You can listen here....

Day 46: The Word Has Spread!

L'Oasi Urbana in Chieri, had heard of our boxes. They work with Don Albano Allocco of Fundatia de Voluntari Somaschi. Which is a part of the SERMIG network. Don Albano Allocco runs a big orphanage in Baia Mare in Romania. It is located close to...

Day 44: Wonderful Volunteer!

Name: Helen Holmes Nationality:  Scottish How did you hear about this project I heard about it through my friends and The International Women's Club of Torino What work have you been doing for The 4 Day Box? I have packed boxes, helped out at...

Day 42: Candy-land

We are preparing special treats. The boxes going to Ukraine, we have decided, should contain something extra. We have collected individually wrapped candy and made small bags of assorted sweets to the boxes that are going into the war zone. Not...

Day 40: Wonderful Volunteer

Name: Ege Serin Nationality:  Turkey How did you hear about this project I heard the project from a friend and got involved in it What work have you been doing for The 4 Day Box? I gathered 30 people from Politecnico di Torino to help Ukrainian...

Day 38: It’s Raining Underwear

This has been pretty much our biggest obsession since day 1. We have not sent out a single box for children over 2 years old without 4 pairs of NEW underwear. It's not the most fun donation to make perhaps, but it's one of the most needed ones....

Day 33: Wonderful Volunteer

Name: Caterina Fabbri Nationality:  Italian How did you hear about this project? I heard about it from my neighbor What work have you been doing for The 4 Day Box? Every chance I get  I help out...

Day 31: New Friends

We are discovering that amongst the refugees coming right now there is not many babies, and as we learned before, the refugees tend to be much taller than the general Italian. This has left us...

Day 29: Adaptability

We were correct in our guess about location. However, the list of children has been switched out at the last minute... we scramble we run and we stack. It's incredible how many boxes you can fit...

Day 27: Prep-Time

The bus is coming tomorrow, we have gotten an idea for the age and gender range, so now we are checking our list more than twice to make sure that we are prepared and then some. We believe the...

Day 25: Wonderful Volunteer

Name: Kate Havran Nationality: American Profession: Regenerative farmer How did you hear about this project: Through a friend What have you been doing at The 4 Day Box: Organizing an additional...

Day 23: We Are The World

It might no longer be the 80's and we are not celebrities. However, what is happening in the basement here at Alfieri-Carrù is just as beautiful as "We are the world" In this photo we have 7!...

Day 21: We Are Grabbing A Cab

WeTaxi is getting us out of a tight spot. Being that we are in a pandemic, well hopefully we are at the end! -Entering Italy you always have to get tested for covid. This also applies to the...

Day 19: Welcome To Us

We are so happy to be able to have individual families coming for boxes! Italy has a large community of Ukrainians that have lived here for a long time. It's therefor only natural that refugees...

Day 17: 500!!!!!!

We are in complete shock at what we have been able to do in such a short amount of time. This is a very long way away from the 20 boxes we had hoped to...

Day 11: A Trip To The Abbey

We really are stronger together! At the Abbey of Santa Fede a beautiful collaboration is happening with Rachel's Learning Center, they have set up to be a transit center for refugees coming in on...

Day 9: What’s In A Box?

We do our best to make the content nice and delicate. The box should contain everything needed for a 4 day stay, because that's also good timing for a laundry cycle we thought.  9-12 months:...

Day 7: We Dial It Up To 100!

We are celebrating today because we have just packed our 100th box of essential goods for refugee children! It appears that Torino will be welcoming more and more children in the days and weeks...

Day 5: Why Four Days?

Imagine arriving without anything, in a new place, you have been through traumatic events, your children have too. Trying, and surely not succeeding at all we were thinking about the...

Day 3: An Avalanche Of Love

So many donations! Clothes, toys, diapers, strollers, underwear…the people of Turin is responding with enthusiasm. But we have already packed the 30 boxes we thought would be more than enough…....

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