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Students Art Donation Unveiled at Hands

Posted on: June 20th, 2016

(North Bay, ON) Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca unveiled a one-of-a-kind art display this week, which was created, designed and donated by Widdifield Secondary School students. The artwork was a semester long project for the grade 11 students and was donated to Hands to help create a welcoming space for children, youth and families receiving services.

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One-of-a-kind artwork designed and created by Widdifield Secondary School students, donated to Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca to help make children, youth and families feel welcome and comfortable.

It took a lot of dedication, creativity and careful planning by everyone involved at Widdifield to produce such a large awe-inspiring piece. The artwork covers a space spanning two walls, one 15 ft tall, the other 18 ft wide, and has already made quite the impression on Hands’ staff and clients.

“Receiving help is not always easy, but this art has helped us create a bright and welcoming space that I know will leave a lasting impression for many years to come. Widdifield Secondary School has always been a terrific community partner and we are so grateful for their continued support,” said Jeffrey Hawkins, Executive Director of Hands ThFamilyHelpNetwork.ca.

The students’ artwork has helped create a bright and comfortable space for those accessing support and resources from Hands, often at a difficult time. It incorporates words of inspiration such as strength, hope and kindness, while visually representing the many helping hands that work together to support families in our community.

The students, volunteers and teachers from Widdifield have been recognized by a commemorative plaque acknowledging each and every person who helped create the meaningful display. Hands gives special thanks to volunteer Amy Johnston, and teachers Samara Paleczny and Kirsten Smith for going above and beyond to make this project such a success.

One-of-a-kind artwork designed and created by Widdifield Secondary School students, donated to Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca to help make children, youth and families feel welcome and comfortable.

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