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The Project

Each day, for 365 days, I will create a small original art piece. I will post the small art drawings or paintings online for sale as they are completed, and ALL proceeds are donated to a charity that both fights against modern slavery and helps rescue survivors of human trafficking. The art pieces are small, either 5 x 7 inches (an average table picture frame size) or 2.5 x 3.5 inches (about the size of a baseball card). The first charity the project is donating to is the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking.

As the end goal is to both raise money AND raise awareness about the issue, I am writing a blog alongside the physical artwork portion of the project, posting not only about the art but daily facts and articles on human trafficking as well as ways that we can each get involved everyday to help end slavery.

Originally, I had planned for this to be a one year project, 365 consecutive days, but since beginning this project, I have had to reorganize into a longer time frame. I am working at a slower pace, but I am still updating regularly until I reach 365 completed art pieces and I look forward to completing this project!

Please support and get involved with my charity project!

What part do you play in this project? Yes, I need your help! Spread the word about this project. Share, re-post, and re-blog any of the information, videos, or links on this page. Buy a piece – or two or three… do you need a last minute present for anyone? – from this project. Talk, post, blog about human trafficking, these charities, and this art advocacy project. Your support plays a pivotal role in its success!

The Charities

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I am dividing the project into four quarters – 91 pieces – for four different charities. I am still working through the first 91 days of the project, and the first charity I am donating to and advocating about is C.A.S.T.

C.A.S.T. – The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking

C.A.S.T. is a charity that utilizes a person-based program, helping individual survivors of human trafficking by helping the whole person – through shelter, legal representation, medical attention, therapy and rehabilitation, and vocational training. (Read more about their services here: http://www.castla.org/client-services-program) I encourage you to visit their website and read more about all that they do: http://www.castla.org/homepage

To date, Just over $300 has been donated to C.A.S.T. through this project. (To see video records of the donations, see my video here: 1st Donation Video )

 

Where to Purchase

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All artwork from this project are for sale in my

ONLINE STORE

Pricing:

Size 2.5 x 3.5 inches  ………  $7 (+shipping)

Size 5 x 7 inches  ………….  $15 (+shipping)

I document all the donations to the charities through videos and posted receipts on my blog. Watch the first donation video and view the confirmation receipts on my blog.

Once again, please help spread the word about this project. Feel free to share, re-post, re-blog any of the information, videos, or links on this page. Your support plays a pivotal role in the success of this project!

 

Inspiration

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Where did I get the idea to do this project? I got this great idea from an artist I follow on DeviantArt.com, Alaina Ferguson. She did this charity challenge back in 2012 – and didn’t miss a single day! She raised $3,000 for her charity Safehouse and Alternatives to Violence. Check out her work here: http://secrets-of-the-pen.deviantart.com/

 

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 

Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Matthew 25:34-40

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