artWorks Story!

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.

http://wamu.org/news/10/12/13.php#39342

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!

Sincerely,

Josh *theLVD Weaver

 

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About Josh Weaver

Joshua Weaver was born and raised in Plymouth, Michigan and attended Western Michigan University. He received his Bachelors of Arts, majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Political Science, in May of 2010. After working as a public speaker and advisor he then accepting a consulting position at Pricefalls.com, a Dutch Auction website based out of Las Vegas, NV. Upon completing two months of consulting he was offered a job as Director of Public Relations and accepted. He now spends the majority of his time researching trends and executing social media tactics to draw traffic to the site.
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2 Responses to artWorks Story!

  1. Mkw003 says:

    WOW! I’m so impressed! I wish I had read this before the holidays!

  2. Josh Weaver says:

    Thank you! There are still plenty of items left on http://www.pricefalls.com/charity/artworks if your interested!

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