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Sycamore's Windows of Hope Helps Children Battling Illnesses

painting Sycamore High School is proud to present the Windows Of Hope Gallery. You’re invited to join us for a special unveiling at the Ronald McDonald House on Sunday, November 1 from 3-4:30 p.m. More than 35 paintings representing the wishes of children who are battling life-threatening illnesses will be on display.

The Windows of Hope program was created by a group of students who wanted to improve the lives of these children. Students work with families staying at the Ronald McDonald House to create personalized canvas paintings. Each painting represents what the child would like to see outside their window during their hospital stay. The student-created artwork is then framed inside a window pane and hung in their room during their stay.

“This is truly one of the most worthwhile endeavors we at the Sycamore Art Department have ever participated in, “ said Margaret Copfer, Sycamore High School teacher. “We have over 35 paintings in this display.

The paintings will be on display at the Ronald McDonald House on Sunday, November 1 from 3-4:30 p.m. before they are distributed to the families. The artwork will stay in the rooms long after the patient it was made for has been treated and moved back home.