Thanks to all of your creative support, encouragement, and donations, The Cradle Project raised over $90,000 through sponsorships, our cradle auction, and sales of The Cradle Project publication. All of these funds were donated to our partner organization, the Firelight Foundation. For those of you who are unfamiliar with our partner, The Firelight Foundation awards grants to small grassroots initiatives that are directly addressing the needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. http://www.firelightfoundation.org/ <http://www.firelightfoundation.org/>
On behalf of all of us who volunteered to make this project a success we cannot thank you enough for your continued and overwhelming support. The final exhibit was an incredibly moving experience for many of the artists volunteers and viewers.After organizing this project and its many details for nearly three years, it was through the brimming eyes of the exhibit's visitors that I finally realized the tremendous impact The Cradle Project had on our community.
Thank you again for the many ways that you helped realize this vision for The Cradle Project. I do apologize for the belated nature of this email as I'm sure you have all been wondering about the final outcome of the project. The beautiful full color publication that highlights eighty of the cradles is still available for sale through the Firelight Foundation's website. If you have not yet seen this book, I highly recommend you check it out."
And here's a detail of the finished product:
If you want to see the post on this and the finished product, click here.
It is truly amazing what can happen when people come together. I have more news in regards to the Cigar Box Shrine project, but that will have to wait for another post! : )