I cannot recall how I even got on their mailing list, but I have been a small supporter now for ten years or so. Basically how it works is that they will send me printed cards, gift tags or calendars twice a year. The prints on them are actually original designs from the Mouth and Foot Artists themselves. If I do decide to keep them, I simply write out a cheque and mail it back to them. If however I decide that I do not want them, then I am under no obigation to return them either. The initial package sent to me is usually not more than $30 with the option to order more if I want to.
What impressed me most about this organisation (MFPA) is that one of their main themes of their credo is that they must never be regarded as a charity simply because its members are disabled. In fact their motto worldwide is “Self Help – Not Charity.”
The Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) is an international
organization, controlled by its artist members, whose purpose is to:
Make contact with artists who have lost the use of their hands
through birth defect, accident or illness, and now paint with their
mouths or feet.
Make contact with disabled people who would like to learn to paint
and support themselves in this capacity.
Offer moral and financial assistance to the disabled that are
interested in becoming students, and offer students financial,
practical and creative support to become fully developed artists and
members of the Association.
Establish publishing houses.
Tend to the interests of the artists by facilitating the sale of their
work, primarily in the form of reproductions as greeting cards,
Publish material that communicates and supports the purpose of
Assist disabled artists in the attainment of self-respect, creative
fulfillment and financial security.
Here is just a sample of some of their great products….
Artist at work….
For more information on MFPA Singapore, please contact:
Mouth & Foot Painting Artists Pte Ltd
37 Kallang Pudding Road
#09-06 Tong Lee Building, Blk B
Tel: 6747 9732
Fax: 6746 1664
Oh and if you’d like to send some physical greeting cards to me, you can do so to
Please include a return address…. *winks*