Baby Bootie Progress Report

This Progress Report was updated

May 8, 2022.

Please be patient with us as we update this page.  As of May 8, 2022, more than 16,000 pairs of booties are in hand.  More than 80 kits of 100 pairs of booties have been sent to volunteers for stitching.  Stitchers are sending completed kits every day. If you can be a back-up stitcher for someone who cannot complete their kit, email mary@maryvaneecke.com to get on the list.

$1870 Collected so far towards the purchase of exhibition materials and signage (three banners have been purchased so far at $149 each up to four additional banners are planned),  shipping crates, and video of the installation

        We have raised $800 through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas.  Once we receive $1,000,            The Mourning Project will be able to apply for grant funding and corporate sponsors.

$4000 In-kind donations (estimated), including graphic design, website design, photography and videography)

$6670 total in-kind + cash donations

The Mourning Project is now a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Mourning Project must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Make your checkes payable to Fractured Atlas and send them to Mary Vaneecke, 2000 S Hermosa Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85713.  To donate directly to The Mourning Project via Fractured Atlas using your credit card, click here.  

Panels completed and ready for installation:  152/225.   Here is how the image would look if we installed it today:

Updated May 2022

We are adding booties to the project every day.  If you have signed up to stitch a kit, keep on stitching–we are counting on you to complete the image.   Click here to see close ups of each panel.

23000 Baby Booties
Halfway There!
16000 Baby Booties

For a list of all the wonderful PANELISTS, MAKERS, STITCHERS, click here. Please be patient as I update this. And thank you for your interest in this project.

The Mourning Project is now a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.  Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Mourning Project must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.  Cash donations are not deductible. To make an online donation, click here.   

Here is our latest online exhibition, called One Day’s Disparity, which highlights the difference in black and white infant mortality rates in the US.  Did you know you are more likely to survive to your first birthday if you are born to a white American woman with a high school education than a black American woman with a college degree?

One Day’s Disparity is a visualization of rate of black infant mortality in the US, which is twice that of white babies.
detail, The Mourning Project: One Day’s Disparity

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Baby Bootie Progress Report

  1. I would like to get a group of ladies from my church to complete a panel if there is still a need. The last numbers I see were from August. Have you already reached your goal?

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