Hogar Miguel Leon is a Girls Orphanage in the heart of Cuenca, Ecuador. It is run by a group of nuns and also serves as a hospice house for women. The orphanage houses girls 7 to 18 years old. Hospice for Women is a home for older women whose families can no longer take care of them in their own homes and many have been abandoned by their families.
Cards for Humanity is a fundraiser designed to raise money to purchase art supplies for the Orphange.
In January of 2017 Sarah traveled to Cuenca to volunteer at the Girls Orphanage teaching art. She wrote a curriculum, purchased art supplies, and worked with the girls (and some boys) every day for two weeks. At the end of the project, Sarah donated the remaining supplies to the orphanage for further projects. Sarah plans to return to the orphanage in January 2018 for another two weeks of teaching printmaking and book making. She also plans to work in after school programs and schools throughout the country.
Sarah's vision is to raise enough money to offer simple printmaking and booking classes and supply the orphanage and schools with basic materials. Supplies are very difficult to obtain in Ecuador and most schools offer little in the way of Art.
The heart of this project is about offering spiritual care though creativity.
The cards for humanity are 5”x 7” original monoprints and sell for $10 a piece or 5 for $40.00. 100 % proceeds will go the purchase of art supplies.
March 2, 2017, Norway Paris woman provides art, spiritual care to orphans in Ecuador (Article in local newspaper, Advertiser Democrat by Erin Place)
5 Cards for $40
10 Cards for $80
The artist will send a variety of colors and themes unless otherwise specified. If you have a preference (e.g. all dragonflies or mostly reds and yellows) please specify in the Preferences field.