August 5, 2009

A Call To Serve: The Butterfly Project

I have created these butterflies for a special cause.

So, I thought I would share it with you all.

On June 10th, a gunman walked into the crowded U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and opened fire. Crimes of hate are devastating. I believe that the Holocaust Memorials around the globe serve as sacred places where we are reminded of humanity's darkest times so we can be sure actions of hate, ignorance and apathy are never again perpetrated against a group of people. More than 1,500,000 innocent children were murdered during the Holocaust. In an effort to remember them, the Holocaust Museum of Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012, for all to remember.

So I decided that I would participate in this.
The Craft Critique would like to send a box of butterflies as one large gift to the museum. They are encouraging us all to share this project with friends, families, students and children... and to take some time out of your busy summer to make one or more butterflies for the museum.

I have also brought this project to the attention of the
staff at the school I work at, children with special needs are now participating in this wonderful cause.
So far I have collected one class' butterflies, and will be collecting the rest over the next week. What a wonderful way to spread some love.
If you would like to participate,
Please visit The Craft Critique and find out how.

This world definitely needs more love,
lets try our best to end hatred.


Mina said...

I will definatley be joining in with this Lynda thanks for letting us know about it
Mina xxx

Faerielore said...

What a lovely idea i shall be popping over to check it out now xxx

Eiglas said...

Hi Lynda!
Thank you for highlighting this cause. I've made 20 butterflies to send to the project and will be posting them off as soon as I get a minute.
Take care!

the whimsical butterfly said...

These are absolutely breathtaking! Not to mention what a wonderful feeling it evokes knowing how much love and care you put into these beauties! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jessica ;)