Photos by John Nadolski. Artwork by Natasha Naikzada, Laurette Folk, and Beth Grossman.
The Images of Compassion Exhibit to Benefit ChildHelp Sierra Leone
This past spring The Compassion Anthology held a fundraising exhibit at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts and raised money for ChildHelp Sierra Leone (CHSL), a non-governmental organization that helps impoverished and underprivileged children, their families, and communities of Sierra Leone, Africa. All funds went specifically to the Global Giving project End Early Child Marriage Through Education.
Sierra Leone's children have suffered tremendously during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Many children were orphaned and destitute, among these specifically were girls who were coerced into marriage. When a girl is married by the age of 15, she is robbed of her education, has a limited means of income, and is often exposed to physical, sexual, and emotional violence. Funding from the Global Giving project will educate and support approximately 600 girls, helping them toward sustainable employment.
Special thanks to all of our artists and writers who exhibited their work including Don Cooper, Janel Houton, Marielle Folk, Charter for Compassion Pakistan, Beth Grossman, Irene Koronas, Zachary Naylor, Cansu Bulgu, Lindsey Thurlow, Doug Holder, The Forgiveness Project, Terri Niccum, and Megan Merchant. Very special thanks go to Michelle Wessly, Mark Regnier, Kerrie Mangione, and Christine Goodchild for installation help. Donators include Pax World, Dawn Fisher, Andrea Tupper, Mary A. Holderness, Marie Maly, Ewa Newman, John Nadolski, Amy Swisher, Anne O'Shea, Mikele Rauch, Nina Alonso Hathaway, Erin Piazza, and Lorraine Padden.
Photos of the event can be seen on our Facebook page.