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Saturday, March 13, 2010

You never know what your mother will find at Goodwill!

Hello my fellow apron goddesses! It's me, the Ungourmet! I hope you all had a lovely week and that you are enjoying an even lovelier weekend!

My mother called a couple of days ago to tell me about an apron she found at the Goodwill. It has a darling angel on the front of it and is signed 'Sarah'. There are also some other words on the apron in teeny tiny font. They read, MD Anderson Cancer Center Children's Art Project.



I enjoy playing detective so I immediately set to work...googling. I came up with this website. MD Anderson Cancer Center is in the state of Texas so I'm not sure how this cute apron ended up here in Oregon.

It seems that children (from all around the US) going through cancer treatments create artwork for aprons and many other items from jewelry to calendars. The monies go toward cancer research. According to the website, the project has returned more than 25 million to date.

If you have a few minutes to spare, go on over and take a peek at the wonderful things these amazing children have created!


5 Goddesses Have Spoken:

Pricilla said...

It's adorable.
I'll bet it was bought as an apparently under appreciated gift.

janet said...

I lived in Houston for many years and the cancer unit children designed beautiful Holidays cards every year also....helped raise lots of money ;-) MD Anderson is a fabulous place.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

How coool!

Terri said...

So cute! :) And such a good cause! Thank you for the link!

Will said...

Hello,

My name is Will Fitzgerald and I work with the Children’s Art Project at M.D. Anderson. I came across your blog post and was thrilled to see your discovery of our aprons, as well as our commitment to make life better for kids with cancer.

All artwork is created by pediatric cancer patients and is then sold to fund various programs such as summer camps, our rehabilitative ski trips and scholarships. I just wanted to let you know, if you are ever interested in receiving more information about the young artists, including those behind the aprons we would love to share them. Also, we have other aprons which can be viewed at http://www.childrensart.org/default.php?ourdata=main

Thanks!