1.5 million stones are being painted by volunteers like you from corporations, schools, clubs, nursing homes, etc. throughout Texas and beyond for the Holocaust Garden of Hope Upstander Stone Project. School districts are signing up to include stone painting as part of their Holocaust Remembrance education.
Our Phase 1 target is 50,000 stones painted. So far we have received
5,320 completed stones towards our
50,000 target! That’s
11% of the total!.
Anyone can contact staff at the Holocaust Remembrance Association (HRA18) to get one or many sacks of 20 stones, with paint, markers and a list of 20 names of children who perished in the Holocaust and who are being memorialized in this unique way. There will be many spots in the Holocaust Garden of Hope where visitors can view the stones and begin to understand the huge number of innocent lives lost.
According to Habakkuk 2:11 (CJB), “the very stones will cry out.”
May even the stones resound with cries of “Reconciliation, Not Hate!”