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Treasure Boxes

A "Treasure Box" 

The most heart warming creation you'll ever paint

an endeavor of 
LadyBug Creations

Several years ago, Jan McCraw, also known as Ladybug, suggested that decorative painters all over North America might like to take part in a very special project for children spending time in hospital.  She sensed that the children might like to have a special treasure box to keep their most prized possessions accumulated during their stay.

June McCallum suggested at the May 2006 meeting of the Montreal Area Decorative Painters that we might like to take part in this project.  Once decorated, our shoe boxes would become Treasure Boxes for children in the age range of 1 to 17 who are at the Montreal Shriners Hospital. 

We took up the challenge and are now in our fourth year, participating in this worthwhile cause.  Click on the links below to see our project:

Pics of our painted shoeboxes

What has happened to our boxes - excerpts of letters from the
Montreal Shriners Hospital

Our April 2008 Treasure Box Paint-In

Our 2009 Treasure Box Paint-In at and after the 2009 Salon des Arts Décoratifs

Our 2010 Treasure Box Paint-In at and after the 2010 Salon des Arts Décoratifs

How we painted the boxes - ideas that got us started


Any MADP members can join in.  Please let June know if you are interested.  Her phone number and e-mail address are on our membership list.

Shriners Logo

Link to the Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada

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