Local artist Amy Williams has brought in nearly $7,000 for Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre after officially wrapping up her pay-what-you-can fundraising campaign.
Williams has been selling prints of her illustrated portrait of the ‘shoe memorial’ on the steps of Shingwauk Hall throughout the month of June.
“I am so humbled to have dropped off a grand total of $6,695 at the Shingwauk Residential School Centre this morning,” reads a notice posted to a public social media group Wednesday afternoon. “Thank you once again to all who picked up a print and donated.”
Williams had already made about $4,500 through the sale of her prints when SooToday interviewed her earlier this month.
“It has been a great honour to be able to do this. We can continue to make a difference by listening and educating ourselves and those around us,” reads the social media post by Williams.
Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre has expressed interest in incorporating Williams’ original piece into the Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall exhibit at Algoma University.