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Natya Chandrasekar, 12
Palo Alto, CA


Natya Chandrasekar, 12

One day my mom was so happy, as if she had won a lottery and she was jumping with joy and dancing. When I asked her what made her so happy , she said she had found toilet paper online, and they are being shipped to our house. This made me think that in the future, or at least in the time of COVID-19, toilet paper is more of a lottery win than the real lottery money.

Natya is selling prints of all of her cartoons to raise funds for a nonprofit organization in her local area called REF (Ravenswood Education Foundation), which has established an emergency fund to provide financial relief related to the school closures due to COVID-19. Ninety percent of students in the school area qualify for free and reduced-price lunch, and the majority of their parents work hourly service jobs. REF is working closely with the school district to plan and address specific needs, including in technology and distance learning, food and food distribution, emergency childcare, and financial support. We at Stone Soup are very happy to support Natya in spreading the word, and congratulate her on her work and her fundraising efforts for her community–well done, Natya!

You can look at the complete collection of cartoons and choose your favourites either in this Dropbox Folder or Google Drive folder, and write to Natya if you would like to obtain a copy of your own. You may pay for the prints either by making a direct donation to REF here, or discussing directly with Natya and her family.

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