Interval Coffee sells cookies to raise money for humanitarian aid in Ukraine

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MILWAUKEE — Thousands of miles away, the people of Milwaukee are doing all they can to support the people of Ukraine, with a local cafe offering its own message of support.

The Interval team joins the Hamantaschen for Ukraine movement, where restaurants, bakeries and cafes sell these delicious cookies to raise funds and support.

For more than a week, Interval’s two locations in Milwaukee, one on the East Side and the other in the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network space in the Third Ward, have been offering customers the traditional Ashkenazi Jewish cookies filled with fruit for $1 each.

All proceeds go directly to Polish Humanitarian Aid, which provides assistance to refugees fleeing the invasion.

Retail manager Sam Clark says the fundraiser is their way of offering support, even from thousands of miles away.

“Being on the other side of the world, it’s hard to see even bad things happening. Everyone wants to help, but it’s a bit difficult when you’re so far away. So we’re just kind of giving as much as we can to the efforts of people who are there right now,” Clark said.

Tuesday, March 15 is the last day you can get your hands on the goodies, before they send out the giveaway.

In Jewish culture, these cookies are distributed during the holiday of Purim, which is a time of reflection and concentration on the triumph of good over evil.

Those who have the coffee say they hope it helps spread that message.

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