Katrina’s Kids Project Brings Hope…One Crayon at a Time
Katrina’s Kids Project was started by a group of Houston area moms in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The project gave evacuee children the opportunity to create, discuss and process their experience through art. Ashley Bryan, Johna DiMuzio, Carol Gunn and Janine Schueppert worked with hundreds of children staying in the Astrodome / Reliant Center shelters. They gave the children an opportunity to talk to someone about their Katrina experiences and release some of their emotions. The result is an amazing display of these children’s pain, fear and most of all, their hopes.
The art collection is being preserved as a traveling exhibit and will also be featured on quilts that adults helped create in the shelters. The quilts will be auctioned; t-shirt, calendars, greeting cards, and note cards featuring the children’s art will be sold to raise money to help evacuee children.
To provide emotional support for hurricane Katrina’s evacuee children by offering them the opportunity to discuss and process their experience through art, and to use funds raised to support organizations that will assist these and other under-resourced children to grow to their full potential through direct involvement in the visual and performing arts.
Katrina’s Kids Project in the news
Click here to see Katrina’s Kids Project on ABC World News Tonight.
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Click here to see CNN’s coverage on Anderson Cooper 360.
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