Analog Books in Lethbridge held a fundraiser selling UGears, which are wooden mechanical models. A total of $3200 will be sent to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation to assist Ukrainians who are facing hardships as the war with Russia rages on. The owner of the bookstore, Penny Warris, says close to 100 of the UGears were sold during the fundraiser.
“We can’t believe the support. It’s been phenomenal and we’re super happy with that. It’s kind of almost a double support because the UGears are made in Ukraine. We bought them from there. There was that support and then 100 per cent of what people bought went there. So, it’s almost like a pay it forward and double your money sort of fundraiser. It was extremely successful and we’re very with the results of it.”
The UGears come flat packed and they don’t require glue or any special tools. Every model has a moving component with twisting elastics and toothpicks.