Polar Bear Ice Cream will donate a portion of the profits to Ukraine

“The world has been a very difficult place for the past two years,” said Anton Kindzersky. “The entire COVID pandemic and then this happened. It broke my heart.”

Corpus Christi, Texas – As the Russo-Ukrainian War continues to wipe out their motherland, two Ukrainian brothers are giving back what they can. They opened Polar Bear Rolling Ice Cream in July of last year. In July of this year, they donate half of the month’s earnings to friends and family who are still in Ukraine.

“It’s absolutely horrible what’s going on there and we wish we could help in much better ways, but we’re just trying to do what we can do to help,” Roman Kendzirski said.

The Kindzersky brothers moved to America in the 1990s and to Corpus Christi about 17 years ago. Their mother recently moved from Ukraine before the war began, but they still know many are seeking help as the conflict continues.

“There are friends who constantly ask us for help,” said Anton Kindzersky. “Whether it’s Kevlar, or bulletproof vests, or boots, or even buying food and things like that like money.”

Roman Kindzersky has been in the restaurant industry since he was 14 years old. He said COVID-19 has created challenges for his company since it opened, but he is fortunate to have a good staff and help from his family.

“It’s really hard to get employees right now and to have a product in general has been really hard,” Roman Kendzirsky explained. “You have to go through ten suppliers instead of just one to get all the things we need.”

“The world has been a very difficult place for the past two years. The entire Covid pandemic and then this happened. It broke my heart,” added Anton Kindzersky.

The brothers also own tip jars to raise extra money for family and friends in Ukraine. They said their mother’s connections there would help make sure she was getting straight to those who need her most.

Their charitable efforts not only help those in Ukraine, they light up faces here at home.

“It brings a little smile to one family or another because there are so many horrible things going on there,” said Anton Kindzersky. “Just a little smile for anyone is what we can do, and hopefully that smile can change the world.”

Roman Kendzirsky shared his brother’s sentiments, saying, “This global crisis has been hard on everyone, so if we can put a smile on a little kid’s face, it definitely makes my day.”

Polar Bear Ice Cream will continue to raise money for Ukraine for the rest of the month, and he said the money will likely go to food, clothing and other necessities.

They’ll also be giving away free 1st anniversary snow cones every Tuesday in July from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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