A Pitt Meadows couple is using their artistic abilities to help Haitian children who are growing up in extremely poor and often violent conditions.
Terry Scott and Pat Scott have been heavily invested in helping the people of Haiti for decades now, with Terry estimating that they’ve sent $300,000 to Haiti since 1986.
Now, they’re looking to send even more with the sales from their upcoming annual holiday art show this weekend, which will give 50 per cent of every sale to Haiti for schooling, food, and health care programs.
“We use these funds to directly support essential nutritional programs; to send children to school; to buy uniforms, shoes, and boots; and to help families that need medical attention,” said Terry.
“We’re really trying to make a difference there.”
The holiday art show will include more than 60 of Pat’s paintings, which often feature flowers and nature scenes. Her artwork can regularly be seen at Garibaldi Art Club exhibits, including the annual Fall Art Show from last month.
Terry will also have a wide array of vintage Mexican and Indigenous jewelry, which he makes himself.
The Scotts have only lived in Pitt Meadows for a year now, but Terry said they’ve already felt a pretty big wave of support from the community, having sold enough work in the past year to be able to send $10,000 to Haiti.
Anyone interested in buying some local artwork while also helping the less fortunate in Haiti can attend the weekend art show at the Scott home, 18940 Old Dewdney Trunk Rd., Pitt Meadows. The exhibit will take place on Saturday (Dec. 9) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday (Dec. 10) from noon to 5 p.m.