Sunday, March 22, 2009
On Saturday, my neighbor and long time friend invited me to join her and some fellow painters from Fort Worth Decorative Painters to work on memory boxes for local hospitals.
The Memory Box Artist Program began over ten years ago and provides boxes lovingly painted by volunteers for families whose newborn babies have passed-away while in the hospital. The boxes are provided as keepsakes of the child’s short life and are sometimes filled with a photograph, footprint or perhaps a lock of hair affirming the life of the child. The boxes are delivered to local hospitals including Cook’s Children’s Hospital and Harris Southwest. Above are some pictures of the boxes the ladies have completed.