The Memory Project
The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create and donate portraits to youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges. Participating in this project this year allowed us as art students to partake in an act of service living out Cornelia Connelly’s motto “actions not words”.
We were given the opportunity to create portraits of children from Puerto Rico who had recently been affected by Hurricane Maria. After the hurricane, the people of Puerto Rico were devastated. Their homes and cities destroyed. Many places are still undergoing renovation; children and schools are particularly affected and still awaiting electricity and essential services.
The Memory Project brings children together - no matter where you live. This project was a way to spread hope and to put a smile on each of the Puerto Rican children’s faces as a way to boost their spirits. Here at Holy Child we created our portraits prayerfully and with love.
Written by: Macie Millard, Noelle Sommerville and Riley Morton (Class of 2021)