LA piñata business raising money for people of Ukraine amid war

They're selling custom, handmade piñatas and bouquets in the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
MID-CITY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Amid the war in Ukraine, a Los Angeles business, Amazing Piñatas in Mid-City, is showing their solidarity for Ukrainians with piñatas and paper flower bouquets.

The owner, Lorena Robletto, said this is a special cause for them because they know what's it's like to leave their country in the middle of a crisis.

"I came from Nicaragua. We had a horrific war in the '70s," said Robletto. "I lost most of my childhood friends ... it touched my heart."

The piñata shop is selling handmade heart-shaped piñatas and bouquets of 20 roses in the colors of the Ukrainian flag for $50 each.

"Some people can hang the hearts at their home or right in a business area so can we start telling people, sending a message 'Let's do something,'" said Robletto.

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According to Robletto, they are working with the Ukraine Culture Center to donate 100% of the proceeds to help the people of Ukraine.

"People need help, and this is a way we can, if we are far, we can help somehow," said Angela Sanchez, a shop employee.

Anyone who would like to purchase a piñata or bouquet can reach out to the store through social media.

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