Wednesday, September 02, 2009
How Art Can Change The World
They put up a website to sell the cards, but let Fiona choose the charity. "Fiona chose the Carpenter's Shelter because they are in our city, and because they do so much to help children specifically," Amy told me. They started selling the cards in early June, and last week Fiona delivered a check to the Carpenter's Shelter for $805. Amy says, "We have surpassed our expectations with the donations and enthusiasm we have received. Many people have donated above the minimum amount."
Fiona and her parents presenting a check to the Carpenter's Shelter
Fiona is a talented girl; her mother says she has always been interested in drawing and painting. "She likes to take art lessons and create her own art at home. She is constantly drawing. The other night, after watching a fashion show on TV, she immediately drew 6 different dress designs."
When I asked her what she would like to say to the Pinon Tree readers, she replied, "Everybody should help each other." Wise words.