“Arte de Lagrimas”/ Art of tears Project: An art project for the Central American refugee children in McAllen, Texas
NEXT weekend,August 8 – 10, a small group of volunteers will be travelling to Sacred Heart RC Chrurch in McAllen TX where 1,200 children and their mothers are being held in detention tents in the church parking lot. The goal is to set up art projects throughout the weekend where children can come and visually “tell” us their stories of their journey north to the US border. We hope this will be a healing experience for them and the pictures will be displayed at the Austin Presbyterian Seminary in October.As one of 12 sponsor churches we need the following art supplies DONATED THIS WEEKEND ONLY (please leave in the Trinity office):
- Crayola markers – thin and fat tip – 5 sets of each;
- colored pencils – 5 sets of twistables:
- one (1) pkg of Crayola chalk; and finally….
- (10) 11 X 14 white illustration boards (we will cut them in half before use).
You can find all of these basic children’s art supplies at Michael’s or other local art/craft stores. You are welcome to bring any quantity you wish. Everything you give is deeply appreciated.Additionally we Read More
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