Listen as Barbara Ciepiela describes what it meant for her, as a girl during WWII, to recieve an aid package from the Legion.
Supporting the People of Poland
In its first decade, the Legion of Young Polish Women experienced considerable success raising funds for Poles affected by the war. One Polish language newspaper reported that by October 1939, the Legion had raised $2,695.26. In today’s currency this would be $45,357.15, all in only the first month.
During the war itself, the Legion’s efforts were two-fold. They sent packages of food and clothing to soldiers and civilians while also donating money to other organizations that supported relief efforts such as the Red Cross and the Polish Relief Fund. When the war ended, the Legion continued to receive requests from organizations supporting Polish expatriates all over the world.