“We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.” Isabel Allende
The devastating wildfires that have affected so many of our neighbors here in California are a powerful reminder of the important service DrawBridge provides to children experiencing trauma and homelessness. Our hearts go out to all of those who are suffering. We are positioning ourselves to partner with emergency relief organizations and make our services available to children who become homeless during crisis situations.
It’s also a reminder of how very grateful we are to friends like you who enable us to grow our program and reach more homeless and underserved children each year. DrawBridge continues to expand its reach throughout the Bay Area, with plans to open seven new groups this fiscal year. The children we serve reap the long-term benefits of our programs:
“Every week a new art project would be introduced to let our creative juices flow. More important than just the art, it was a safe place for us to be kids and share our thoughts and stories with each other.” – Asefa S., former DrawBridge participant.
Focusing on the Future
We are delighted to be featured this month on the cover of Marin Arts & Culture magazine! Many thanks to writer Bruce Burtch for the glowing profile and unending support. Find the magazine HERE.
We are also honored to have ongoing support from local artists and businesses, who spearhead fundraising efforts for DrawBridge and its kids. Join us at these events:
- Saje Natural Wellness, offering 100% natural essential oil products is launching a limited edition aromaArt Utrasonic Diffuser in partnership with San Francisco artist Heather Day. Through the months of November and December they will be donating a portion of sales from each unit sold.
- Marin MOCA is having an art show in December, Small Art, Big Hearts, and DrawBridge is one of three charities chosen to receive fifty percent of the proceeds of each sale.
…and more events are in the works! To host a fundraiser or percentage-of-sale event for DrawBridge, please email Miquette Thompson, Director of Individual and Corporate Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering is another way to support. People give generously of their time by serving in our weekly art groups, helping with fundraising events, and serving on our Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Volunteer for an art group HERE. If you are interested in fundraising or Board service, please contact Executive Director Julie Scribner at email@example.com or 415.640.4047.