Last night was amazing! We had two of the four artist present, over 50 pieces of art, 80+ people in attendance, and over 50 pieces of art auctioned. Additionally, we had a few sponsors present like TreadStone Valuations, Cozzee Coffee, Reveal Magazine, and a powerful spoken word artist (Subject to Change).
S/O to @westridgechurch for having us this past Sunday, and talking about the bus during service! Excited about this! Thank you for allowing us to inform the West Ridge family of what we are doing in downtown Atlanta!
In the last two and a half weeks, we have produced 20 pieces of art out of reclaimed wood (giving dignity and work back to a man transitioning out of homelessness). His name is Bruce, and he is building back the pieces to his life (literally)!
This past weekend, we had a follower reach out and say that she wanted us to see if we could make her two end tables. Well, below is a picture of what we produced today (Bruce & Terence).
With the help of people donating wood and a few tools, we are creating art and helping a man find dignity through work through a program we are launching in the fall called Dignity Art. If you would like to get our program to design you a piece of art, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the last year and a half, we have reached people from all walks of life! It has been an amazing journey, but recently God laid it upon our hearts to start working with guys transitioning out of homelessness in a different way! What way? I’m glad you asked. For the last two weeks, we have been showing guys how to take old reclaimed wood, and turn it into art – Dignity Art!
We have specifically worked with a guy named Bruce to build pieces of art, and allow our followers to make a bid toward those pieces (donating funds), and when the highest bidder wins, it creates an opportunity for us to compensate him for his work (employing him). Below are a few pieces that he has designed, and two of his latest pieces. If you would like to learn more, email us at email@example.com or if you would like to have a phrase placed on wood, let us know!
S/O to Lynn Guo who tells our story to a China audience! Thanks for translating our work, and sharing what we are doing in another country! Check out her story below!
Check out this video! It highlights what Bruce has done with the art he has been making! He has made a piece for #dignityart that says, “Keep Moving Forward.” It you make a bid, we can employ him for a days worth of work. See how this is helping him fight homelessness.
This August, LBW is supporting orphans in India with school supplies this upcoming school year. Some of these orphans will recieve supplies for the first time through our program Love Beyond Borders.