Montgomery Catholic Art Students Donate To Children’s Hospital

Montgomery Catholic Art Students Donate To Children's Hospital 1High school students in Joane Grant’s Art III class at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School not only wanted to create beautiful works of art, they wanted to make a difference. Ms. Grant’s art students are no strangers to donating their talents for good causes; her students donate pieces each year to Hospice of Montgomery’s annual silent auction, participate in the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art’s Flimp Festival each spring, and donate to the school’s Monte Carlo Night silent auction.

As the students settled in for the spring trimester, they approached Ms. Grant with a special request. They wanted to build a doll house and donate it to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Ms. Grant was thrilled about their suggestion and helped them find just the right house.

The project took 10 weeks to complete and the students were thrilled with the finished product. The three-story doll house was complete with wallpaper, carpet, staircases, furniture, even a mailbox on the front porch. Of course, no doll house would be complete without a family of dolls.

Once the house was finished, the students were proud of their accomplishment and were eager to visit Children’s Hospital. Denise Dexter, Facilities Design Director with Children’s Health Systems, meet with the students in the hospital lobby and was pleased to accept their generous donation. “The doll house is beautiful and our children will love it. You are all very special students,” said Dexter.

“We were all so excited to create something for children to enjoy. If it can help a child forget about being sick for just a little while, then I know we’ve made a difference,” said Montgomery Catholic senior Allie Manzari.

Pictured: Montgomery Catholic’s Art III students Mitchell Clemmons, Lea Newman, Taylor Bodden, Brandon DuBois, Kelsey Donohue, and Allie Manzari with the doll house they created and donated to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.

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