Still living in Poland, Susan Throckmorton has raised almost $10,000 for refugee relief from friends, MHC and high school classmates and former colleagues. Initially she and a Polish friend distributed food, hygienic provisions, toys, games, and school supplies in person to the refugees at railroad stations and distribution centers, but now she has enlisted others to do the legwork. The money has been used toward school lunches for Ukrainian refugee children at a local school near her apartment and a nursery school in Krakow, a center receiving evacuated orphans from the Ukraine and for three refugee families living with a friend in Krakow. An animal rehabilitation center on the Polish-Ukrainian border, the local Polish Red Cross and the World Central Kitchen set up in Warsaw and other parts of Poland also received money. As a former Peace Corps volunteer, she supported the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Alliance for Ukraine, sending individual first aid kits to Ukraine, and the Support Ukrainian Newborns Project. Sue says that to “keep sane” she has continued to make paper cuttings in preparation for two exhibitions in Poland this summer.
Further Notes: Many of us are familiar with Sue Throckmorton’s paper cuttings from the stunning cover of the Class of 1965 50th Reunion book, artwork within, and the bookmark.
Now check out the Bookshelf and Gallery pages in the “Talents” section of this website to learn more about her amazingly varied career, books and paper cuttings.