The Memory Project is a national charitable organization with many
chapters throughout the United States. The program is a unique
initiative in which art students create portraits for children and teens
around the world who have been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged.
Given that kids in such situations tend to have few personal keepsakes,
we're aiming to provide them with special memories that capture a piece
of their childhood - portable pieces of their personal history. As much
as possible, we also want to help the kids see themselves as works of
To do this, art students receive photos of kids on our waiting list
and then work in any medium to create the portraits (drawing, painting,
digital art, collage, etc). Next, we deliver the portraits to the kids
as gifts. We also take photos of the kids holding the portraits so the
art students can see the delivery in action.
See the portraits from Memory Project 2015