As I mentioned in a previous post, I had been working very hard all last week settling up a story for NPR in Washington DC based on the artWorks Program. The story required cooperation between several parties and ended up be much more difficult than I had anticipated. However, after a few hundred phone calls here is the result!
Students Produce Crafts With Conscience
December 13, 2010 – By Jessica Gould
During the holiday season, some students are urging shoppers to buy gifts that benefit those in need.
As the temperatures plunge, 10-year-old Jayquan Holloway has been thinking about the homeless.
“I don’t want people to be on the streets and have no food. I want people to be in homes and have food to eat,” he says.
Holloway is a student at the Fishing School in Northeast, D.C. Lately, he’s been participating in a program called artWorks to raise money for those in need.
“ArtWorks works with low-income and homeless individuals in different nonprofits and educational settings, and we create art with them and then we list the items online,” says George Washington University student Hillary Moskow. “When an item sells, either the homeless individual that made it will get the profit or the community center that they came from will get all of the profits.”
Moskow founded artWorks with her classmate Delaney Workman last summer. Art produced through the program is on sale at Pricefalls.com.
If you click the link you can actually listen to the story itself! Since the story ran on Monday 9 pieces of art have been bought with all proceeds going directly to charity!
Keep up the great work buyers, sellers and friends!
Josh *theLVD Weaver