Wings of Hope
Our Wing’s of Hope project is intended to signify hopefulness and positive change. Each year 25 professional artists from across the country donate their time and talent to design a Butterfly to help us enlighten the general public about the process of recovery and working to remove the stigma of addiction. These limited edition works of art our auctioned off each year to help us raise funds to further our mission.
The butterfly as a symbolic icon was chosen many years ago by the Foundation as a symbol of change, rebirth, renewal, positive transformation, and ultimately, joy and happiness. The butterfly serves to remind us of how beautiful and fragile life can be, so that we remember to appreciate and be grateful for each moment.
During the recovery process, the addict must learn how to deal with their ‘new life.’ This may involve a period of time requiring peace, quiet and solitude, like being in a cocoon, while trying to heal. This cocoon phase is one of transformation and often introspection and reflection. The process evolves as the individual emerges from their cocoon, metamorphosed into a changed person – one learning to live and thrive in recovery.