The Memory Boxes Program in Australia
The Memory Box Artists Program began in the US in 1998 as a volunteer effort to provide keepsake boxes for families of infants who pass away. The Memory Box is given to the parents of the child so that they don’t leave the hospital without some representation of the child’s life. The box is a place to store cherished memories such as wristbands, footprints, certificates and the like.
It didn’t take long for the Program to come to Australia. All of the Memory Boxes are provided to the participating hospitals free of charge. Each box is lovingly created by volunteer painters who donate their time, their talents and all of the materials. The boxes are seen as a way for the artists to express their creativity while providing comfort to families in their time of need.
Since late 2006, our artists have created and donated over 7,800 memory boxes to Australian hospitals.
While we are not a registered charity, we would always appreciate donations to reduce the cost for some of our artists. Everything that is donated will be directly used to make the boxes as everyone is a volunteer. Please contact , our Australian Coordinator, for further details.