19 Days Away – Dignity Art

Today marks 19 days away until we have our first “Dignity Art Show” to highlight pieces of art created by a few brothers we have worked with the are transitioning out of homelessness! We are excited to announce our next campaign at this art show!

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Excited about the Art Show

In less than a month, we will have our first art show! We will showcase art made by two homeless guys, and give the general public an opportunity to purchases pieces of art.

We will showcase 40 pieces of art, and each of the pieces will have a personalized saying or phrase on them. Below is a picture of one of our guys working on a twin bed that one of our followers commissioned us to create out of old pallet wood. The Art Show will be on October 16 at 6:30pm! To learn more, you can visit the Facebook event page [HERE].

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First Art Show – Dignity Art

Love Beyond Walls will have its first “Dignity Art Show” to showcase pieces of art created by brothers who are homeless in the city of Atlanta!

Not only will the art be auctioned off, but will employ brothers who designed the pieces of art. We are looking to launch a program to aid brothers and sisters who desire dignity, responsibility, and work!

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Movement at Love Beyond Walls

This past week was exceptional! Firstly, we have welcomed our first part-time staff member (Carlee Crawford). She will serve as the new admin for #lovebeyondwalls, and will aid us in organizational stuff.

Additionally, we finished our first commissioned bed (piece of art) and delivered it to one of our followers! Below are a few pictures of the bed being constructed, and the finished product.

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Over 300 – Mobile Makeovers!

Yesterday, we got a chance to make it well over 300 makeovers! We had a young barber named Brittney come and volunteer her services to provide makeovers on the spot in Clayton County.

We met so many wonderful people while out serving! One man named JC was so gracious and encouraging… His words were very touching as he talked and shared his gratitude about life… He sat in the barber’s chair and talked about how God was taking care of him through those that served (in the midst of his hard times).

No. He wasn’t implying that he was a dependent person…

He was simply saying “even when I do not have anything, God finds a way to meet my needs…I couldn’t make it to church but the church came to me…”

He asked us to snap his before and after picture and share it with people to let folks know that he is a human being (although homeless), and he is grateful for those who give their time to uplift those who are oppressed and forgotten. After meeting JC, we connected him to further resources. Below are his pictures!

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We Won The Competition @ Plywood Presents

Yesterday, we found out that we won the idea competition at Plywood Presents! We got a chance to to pitch our idea in front of 800+ Plywood(ers) before five judges.

It was an amazing opportunity, and we cannot wait to get started with furthering our Mobile Makeovers project!

Below is a cool picture from the decision.

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Producing Furniture & Art – Dignity Art

In the last two and a half weeks, we have produced 20 pieces of art out of reclaimed wood (giving dignity and work back to a man transitioning out of homelessness). His name is Bruce, and he is building back the pieces to his life (literally)!

This past weekend, we had a follower reach out and say that she wanted us to see if we could make her two end tables. Well, below is a picture of what we produced today (Bruce & Terence).

With the help of people donating wood and a few tools, we are creating art and helping a man find dignity through work through a program we are launching in the fall called Dignity Art. If you would like to get our program to design you a piece of art, email us at info@lovebeyondwalls.org

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Surpassing our goal

Yesterday, we reached a goal that many thought was impossible! We hit our annual goal and made over 275 people in less than four months with the Mobile Makeovers bus!

After two and a half months of laboring to get the bus ready, the bus hit the road in May and has been giving people dignity since that historical month!

Today, we will begin to blow this goal out of the water by making more people over and connecting people to resources that will help them become self-sufficient!

Below is a picture of our 275th makeover! Thank you if you gave to this project!

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