1) If you are an art teacher, please complete our signup form.
2) We will then match you with children on our waiting list and email their photos to you.
3) Next, your students follow our instructions to create artwork for the children. Advanced students can make portraits for them while novice students can make "inspiration art" to help build confidence and self-esteem.
4) Finally, you mail the artwork to us and we deliver it to the children! We will provide you with updates about the delivery process and let you know when your students’ heartfelt gifts reach the children's locations.
The Memory Project is funded in a cooperative method that splits costs among everyone who creates the artwork. Ever since 2006 the requested amount has been $15 per person, and most art teachers send us their group’s contribution with their finished artwork. Here you can see our most recent IRS report showing how this money makes our efforts possible.
However, please know that this is flexible. It's sort of like a group of friends pitching in money for a pizza party: if no one pitched in any money the party wouldn't happen, but as long as most people contribute the party can go on. If a couple friends aren't able to contribute they are still very much invited, as we would never turn our friends away at the door.
There is a good chance that you will find the answer to your question during our signup process. If not, please email Ben Schumaker. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to having you involved!