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Against All Odds Fundraiser

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Andrea and Daniel Hickox is a young military couple that had a dream to adopt a child. Variables in their life prevented them to conceive naturally. So, they turned to adoption. Unfortunately, they were facing upwards of $30,000 to adopt a baby. In parallel to their struggle, I was creating a art series dealing with adoption and the obscure obstacles they place in front of potential candidates.

When I heard of the Hickox struggle to come up with the money, I wanted to construct a art show and fundraiser to raise funds for them to make their dream finally come true. With the help of like-minded individuals, sponsors and a lot of planning we raised $21,300. With some additional help from Daniel family they made the difference. A couple months after the fundraiser, the Hickok family adopted a baby girl: which they named Ava.

Hayden King Fundraiser

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I was working on my latest art series: which I coined as, “Time, Space and Embrace”. Focusing on the concept of time and all its several interpretations. I wanted to incorporate my art series with another fundraiser, this time to benefit someone battling cancer. The idea was to raise money to buy them more time.

An old high school friend of mine, Amy King , has a son, Hayden King, which is battling a rare bone disease. They needed $20,000 to pay for future treatments and additional cost. I made it my ultimate goal to see that they received the amount needed. After two months of getting sponsors together, getting a matcher: The Tyler Robinson Foundation and funds raised at the event, we raised a total of $19,200. It was a great success. The experience was amazing and it was a great honor and privilege to do this for the King family.

Ancorage Children’s Home

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On August 22 2015, I spent a wonderful Saturday afternoon painting with the kids at the Ancorage Children’s Home. My family and I spent the entire day with these great kids, teaching them to paint. The subject was to do a painting of a stork. Everyone had a great time. I then took all the paintings that were done that day and auctioned them off at a art event.
We took the money we earned from the auction and delivered a $100 check as well as gift cards and small gifts for each kid.

Children’s Home Society

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I have donated to 3 separate Children’s Home Society events. I have donated 4 framed and matted prints that was auctioned for a grand total of $2000. This money went to help support local foster kids in the Panama City, Fl area.