By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mothers in Charge held its annual conference earlier this week. One of the exhibits included portraits of innocent children killed by violence.READ MORE: Family Holds Balloon Release For 'Gentle Soul' 17-Year-Old Nasir Muhammad, Gunned Down In Front Of Mom's Home
Judy Ringold, director of Lost Dreams on Canvas, says the program was founded in 1993. Volunteer artists paint portraits of innocent children killed by violence.
“Since that time we’ve painted over, probably close to 500 portraits, we’ve hardly, ya know, there are just so many more to paint.”READ MORE: More Than 800 Baby Turtles Safe In Stockton University's Care Thanks To Quick Thinking, Little Innovation
Ringold says the exhibit is taken around to schools and other venues to demonstrate the toll violence takes, especially on young lives.
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