Every month, KIND supports individuals and organizations working to make the world a little kinder with $10,000. We have some really good news: Paint Love has qualified to be a part of September’s KIND Causes! Voting opens on the 10th of each month and closes at midnight on the last day of the month. Head over to our page on their site to vote for Paint Love!
We experienced such remarkable growth in our first year! We’re eager to expand our impact in Atlanta by recruiting more volunteer artists to partner with the increasing number of organizations that desire to host Paint Love events. The funding provided by KIND would help provide art materials and offset the general operating expenses involved in facilitating a full roster of Paint Love events over a six-month period.
Take a look at the most recent Paint Love events.
At the beginning of 2015, we set a goal to reach 450 students through 24 events. As of July 2015, we already have led 18 events for nearly 500 students and we are on track to easily surpass our 2015 goals.
By facilitating these events, Paint Love continues to bring the healing properties of art directly to young people whose lives have been marked by illness, loss, grief, abuse, and exploitation, as well as to children in under-served communities whose access to creative experiences is limited.
The KIND Causes award would allow us to provide at least six months of consistent and high-quality creative programming. Our goal would be to coordinate and lead between 15-18 events, with a target of 2-3 events per month. Through all these events, we would like to serve 400-500 students.
Additionally, over these six months, we would also work to increase our volunteer base by at least 25% by continuing to invest in building relationships and making critical connections in the Atlanta community.
So - Will you take a moment and head over to cast your vote?