Event: “Art for a Cause” – June 5, 2013 in NYC

Looking for a family-friendly opportunity to enjoy unique art and support a good cause at the same time? The Metro Moms are looking forward to attending “Art for a Cause” on Wednesday, June 5th from 7-10pm at AppNexus Gallery on 28 West 23rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in New York City.

The artwork featured for sale and auction includes photography created by talented children 12-19 years old living in challenging circumstances (orphanages, shelters, favelas) around the world.  The children received donated cameras and regularly participate in art and photography workshops taught by travelers. The resulting photographs are inspiring, poetic and joyful. Countries featured at the event are Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Panama, China, Thailand, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa and USA and Canada.

Some Examples of Artwork and Photography

Example - Oaxaca Skyline Example - photography

 
 

 100% of the proceeds from the gala go to support work in Youth Education and Volunteer Support, including:

–  ARTS programs in photography, videography and storytelling

–  Education workshops in information technology, business skills, gardening and healthcare

–  New programs such as the Classroom on Wheels Program, multipurpose centers for youth and the Voices of Youth Blog

do good as you go

The gala is a partnership between Givology, Do Good As You Go, and Colectivo TAN.

Givology is a non-profit organization that leverages peer-to-peer donations to fundraise education grants for students and communities in developing countries.

The Do Good As You Go movement has inspired hundreds of global volunteers in over 20 locations worldwide to use their skills in providing training workshops to youth living in challenging circumstances.

Alice Gugelev, founder of the “DoGoodAsYouGo” movement, is a friend of Metro Moms. Colectivo TAN, based in Guanajuato, Mexico, has helped 255 young adults through 24 workshops and 2 summer camps since 2010.

The event will be a celebration of our youth and include world music, videos from the youth, guest speakers passionate about development, food and open bar.  Base admission starts at only $50 and children under 12 are free. See you there!

Sign up today and invite your friends to join us. 

 



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