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Scissors 2007 cutting_for_a_cause_-_butterflies

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Kaity's Butterfly
Kaity's Butterfly

11 year old Kaity McElvain is sponsoring a CUTTING FOR A CAUSE. She is asking that people make butterflies, any type, flat, origamic architecture, pop ups, whatever you would like to make. All profits will go to the Whitwell Middle School Children’s Holocaust Memorial in Whitwell, Tennessee. Here is the link to their website. http://www.marionschools.org/holocaust.

There is a documentary entitled Paperclips that is about this Memorial, perhaps some of you have seen it on HBO. Kaity was so touched by this movie that she insisted that we go to Tennessee and visit this Memorial. During that time she learned of the poem Butterflies by Pavel Friedmann and she has been trying for months to figure out how to raise money for the Memorial and to make more people aware of its existence. She donated a heart to Hearts for Hope, and is “hoping” that someone will help her in this endeavor and donate some papercut butterflies. If anyone is interested, please send a cutting along with your biography to:

Whitwell Middle School Holocaust Memorial
Whitwell Middle School Holocaust Memorial

		Kaity McElvain
		425 Fieldwood Terrace
		Hurst, TX 76053
		gnomehome@sbcglobal.net
		

Our goal is to begin listing them on April 1. Below is the poem, The Butterfly by Pavel Friedmann. Pavel was a young man that died at Aushwitz, and with the help of GAP member Susan Throckmorton, Kaity has learned that he was in a concentration camp called Terezin or Theresienstadt, outside Prague in what is now the Czech Republic.

Kaity inside Memorial
Kaity inside Memorial
Cuttings Hanging In School
Cuttings Hanging In School

The Butterfly ~ Pavel Friedmann

He was the last. Truly the last.
Such yellowness was bitter and blinding
Like the sun’s tear shattered on stone.
That was his true colour.
And how easily he climbed, and how high,
Certainly, climbing, he wanted
To kiss the last of my world.

I have been here seven weeks,
‘Ghettoized’.
Who loved me have found me,
Daisies call to me,
And the branches also of the white chestnut in the yard.
But I haven’t seen a butterfly here.
That last on was the last one.
There are no butterflies, here, in the ghetto.

Kaity’s parent’s, Rus and Robin, will list them on ebay and all profits, after paid fees, will go directly to the Whitwell Middle School Holocaust Memorial.

Kaity is so excited because when we contacted the school’s principal, Linda Hooper, to ask for their permission to do this fundraiser, she asked for some papercutting patterns so that the children at the school could also contribute and learn more about this art! If you are interested in some starter patterns we have some posed at Templates by Patti Rooks

 

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