March 2013: Family & Children’s Services is honoured to be the first recipient of the Mural of Hope, pictured below. Sponsored by the RBC Foundation, “Growing Together” was painted by Guelph artist Marnie Dallan and presented by Bracelet of Hope to Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County.
The Murals of Hope program is an innovative approach to engaging the Guelph community in Bracelet of Hope’s efforts to address the AIDS pandemic in Lesotho, Africa. In Marnie’s words, the mural is “about hope, the hope that families and communities will grow strong together, and help each other in times of need. The bracelet of hope sweeps throughout the centre of the mural connecting the people of Canada to the people of Lesotho, Africa. The mural is about teaching our children that we are all sharing this earth, so we must protect and support each other to create healthy lives for everyone. When you work together, you can accomplish anything!”
The mural can be viewed at the Family & Children’s Services head office at 275 Eramosa Road in Guelph. For more information on the project and artist, click here.