Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The Butterfly Project DUE: June 30, 2011
I want to share something with my friends that would be a very rewarding and thoughtful charity activity for the entire family. It's called the Butterfly Project and it's dedicated to the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. The goal is to collect 1.5 million handmade butterflies in remembrance of those innocent little souls. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012, for all to remember. As of Summer 2008, an estimated 400,000 butterflieshave already been collected. THE BUTTERFLY by Pavel Friedman, June 4, 1942 The last, the very last, So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow. Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing against a white stone.... Such, such a yellow Is carried lightly ’way up high. It went away I’m sure because it wished to kiss the world good-bye. For seven weeks I’ve lived in here, Penned up inside this ghetto. But I have found what I love here. The dandelions call to me And the white chestnut branches in the court. Only I never saw another butterfly. That butterfly was the last one. Butterflies don’t live in here, in the ghetto. Please facilitate the “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” activity and create as many handmade arts-and-crafts butterflies as possible. This project may be completed by all ages as individuals or groups. Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches. Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred. Glitter should not be used. Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used. If possible, e-mail a photograph of your butterflies, to email@example.com Please send or bring your butterflies to the Museum by June 30, 2011, with the following information included: Your name, Your organization or school, Your address, Your e-mail address, and The total number of butterflies sent. Mail or bring your butterflies to: Holocaust Museum Houston Butterfly Project Education Department 5401 Caroline St. Houston, TX 77004 USA For questions or additional information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.