Hannah's Art Studio

$2,470 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 36 months
Meet Hannah!

Hannah is a 22 year old with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is a remarkable young woman that makes everyone around her laugh daily. She is also an amazing artist and loves to draw, paint, sculpt...anything artistic really.

She lives with her parents and they have made a small art studio for her in the basement of their house. It's made up of a folding table and small art desk. Shoeboxes and plastic containers hold all of the treasures that Hannah has collected for her art work.

Hannah will never be able to hold down a regular job because of her cognitive limitations, however with encouragement and help from her family she has managed to sell some of her artwork. More than anything her parents would like to be able to provide Hannah with a true art studio. With that she might be able to sell some of her amazing creations. Her ceiling tile work is already in a local hair salon. With a real place to work on her art we can imagine her tiles in dentist offices (would be much nicer to look at than a white ceiling!), pediatrician exam rooms and more hair salons.

The cost of an addition would be about $50,000 according to a local contractor. The room that is planned would have a southern exposure to give her lots of natural light (much better than the dim basement she is working in right now) and would give her the space to spread out and work in a relaxed environment.

About her family: Dad is a 25 year military veteran that served 14 months in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. He continues his service in the Rhode Island National Guard. He also works as a Case Manager helping homeless Vets in Rhode Island. Mom spent 18 years working with special needs individuals and now works part time in retail. Her big sister is currently working in Vermont while she prepares to go back to school in the fall and get her Masters Degree in Fine Arts.

Let's face it, Social Security Disability will never give her enough to truly support herself. Lets give her a chance to support herself by funding a place for her to do just that. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Every little bit helps!
Lisa & Jim

PS. Any money raised that is above and beyond what we need for this project will be donated directly to autism research.
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Thanks to everyone that has shared and donated to our campaign. We are making progress but still have a long way to go. Please keep sharing and remember that every little bit helps!
Easter Egg works of art by Hannah!
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April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day. Please take an hour out of your busy day and offer to help a friend, a parent, a sibling or a child with autism. Offer to give them a break for an hour. Maybe just give them a shoulder to lean on or an ear to bend. Believe us, it will mean worlds to those that you offer to help.
And please watch our video and keep spreading the word about Hannah's Art Studio!
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You have to love what the girl can do with a simple hard boiled egg, some art supplies and a little imagination!
Some of this years Easter egg creations
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Please take a moment and watch our video all about Hannah and her artwork and why we are workings so diligently to make this happen for her. Share often and far and thanks for your support!
And here's why...
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Kat Verdini
36 months ago

God bless you beautiful!!!! I hope your dreams come true!!!

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$2,470 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 36 months
Created February 25, 2016
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Annabelle Cook
34 months ago

As a fellow artist, I send my love and hope for an inspiring creative environment for you to create your art in!

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34 months ago
$200
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35 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$25
Karin Weber
35 months ago

Good luck, Hannah!

Kat Verdini
36 months ago

God bless you beautiful!!!! I hope your dreams come true!!!

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