LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

Thousands of people have taken-in a powerful message from the La Crosse School District.

The Compassion Project has been on display at the Pump House Regional Arts Center in La Crosse for almost two weeks now.

In that time, nearly 3,000 people have visited the Pump House to see the thousands of canvasses that depict compassion.

"A wide variety of reactions, to little children who are seeing their works of art, sometimes for the first time in months, very excited seeing their works of art located on the walls, to moms who are crying seeing the joy of their artwork. It's a really, really moving time for people to visit this exhibition," said the Exec. Director of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation Tim Riley.

So far, the La Crosse Public Education Foundation has raised close to $28,000 to pay for the display and support the foundation.

$5,000 of that recently came from the Franke Foundation.

News 8 is a proud supporter of the Compassion Project which will be on display through June 28th.