We are asking students like you to use your voice to stand up, remember, and celebrate
Haiti's victories by designing posters as a part of the Celebrate Haiti Poster Project.
It's fun and simple, and you can make a difference. Do you belong to a group, club, or team? Are you looking for activities at your next meeting or event? How about making this a class project in World Studies, Art, or Science class? Learn all about Haiti, and then make a poster that includes these three words:
Martin Luther King Day of Service
On Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, January 16, 2012, people from all over the United States came together to participate in service projects.
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund was asked to honor Dr. King at the Montgomery County Volunteer Fair by inviting children and families to participate in the Celebrate Haiti Poster Project. The objective was to raise awareness for Haiti through art, to remember Haiti at the two-year anniversary of the earthquake, and to celebrate the strength and resilience of the Haitian people.
Over 140 children (and a handful of creative adults) drew Helping Handprints which will be used to make a digital online quilt. These handprints symbolize that one person can make a difference, but many people working together can create a better future for Haiti.
Make Your Own Paper Quilt
A wonderful way for a group to participate in the Celebrate Haiti Poster Project is to create a paper quilt. It's as simple as cutting out 8.5 x 8.5 paper squares and having each student trace their hand on the square. There is only one rule. Somewhere on each square there should be three words:
Remember. Celebrate. Haiti.
Use these three words in any way. Write a story or a poem, or just write them as bold statements. The possibilities are endless. Draw, design, paint, collage, or color. Don't forget to send us photos or scans of the individual paper quilt squares. We'll add them to our online digital quilt.
To display your finished paper quilt use a large piece of unrolled art paper and arrange your paper quilt squares. Show off your quilt in a hallway, entrance, or classroom. Of course we would like to see photos of your finished quilt. Send us your digital photographs to kids@ClintonBushHaitiFund.org.