H.O.P.E. (Homeless Organizing for Power & Equality) will be having an Art show fundraiser at Evergreen Presbyterian Church, 1567 Overton Park Ave on March 24th from 6:00 p.m.-9.p.m. In this show, we will be showcasing not only works of those experiencing homelessness but also local artists. The proceeds of the art show will go to H.O.P.E., but a percentage of the money collected for the work will go to the artist. We are accepting all kinds of works, paintings, portraits and even jewelry makers. While there is no entry fee to the artist, a suggested donation of $5 is requested for those visiting the exhibit.
If you would like to submit a piece to the cause, please contact Tamara @ 901-254-5964 to exchange information for your inclusion in the art show. The deadline for submission is March 22, you must make sure you have signed a release form and that you work is collected to be hung at the church prior to the deadline. Here is the link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/194267524500648/. The event title is Art is Love because we love our artists!
Also H.O.P. E. would like to send a great big shoutout to #TakeEmDown901 or #TookEmDown901 now, for awarding us with a $500 grant! Thank you so much Tami Sawyer for impacting the lives of people experiencing homeless as well as change for our city. Please continue to do the good work!
For more information about how you can help support HOPE or those who do the work to combat homelessness, contact Tamara Hendrix, (901)725.4990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feed the Movement!
H.O.P.E. would like to thank Marcos Pizza for providing pizzas for the H.O.P.E meetings on the 1st Wednesday of the month. H.O.P.E is a supportive advocacy group for people with the experiences of homelessness. One of the ways in which we learn about the aforementioned needs and strategize how we can best support one another through this work is through our weekly Wednesday meetings in which we invite people experiencing homelessness to fellowship, share, and brainstorm. It is very important that H.O.P.E. continues to hear from the homeless community about the differing levels of oppression that many of us may face when attempting to navigate through the impending hardships of scarce services available in Memphis. For many groups and organizations offering free food at meetings is a plus for their attendees, but for H.O.P.E. it is a necessity, due to the fact that most often the meal offered at H.O.P.E. meetings may be the only meal they will have that day.
As H.O.P.E. grows in numbers our expenses grow as well. How can you help? You can help by donating prepared foods on Wednesdays to our meeting that afternoon. Don’t have time to cook or buy prepared foods and bring them to our meeting space? We also accept monetary donations towards this cause. Neither of those options seem feasible for you presently? We are also looking for restaurants willing to donate food to our meetings. As always, all forms of donations are completely tax deductible.
If you would like to discuss how you can offer support to HOPE please call Tamara @ 901-254-5964 or email email@example.com.