Angels of Addictions Advocacy Fund
After Jacqueline passed away, Anne Marie, an artist who works with oil paints, found she could not paint. When she finally began to paint again, she painted a vibrant, joyful portrait of Jackie which she worked on over the period of a couple of months. Anne felt that the time spent working on her painting of Jacqueline was time spent with her daughter.
Anne brought her painting of Jackie to the heroin addiction support group that she and her husband attend every third Sunday of the month in Plaistow, NH. Everyone at the meeting loved her painting and she offered to paint a portrait for another family who had also lost their daughter to a heroin overdose.
At that point, Anne realized this was her calling, her new mission in life. Anne feels that her portraits show the real, true person who has passed on due to addiction, not the addict.
Anne's immediate goal with Angels of Addictions is to set up a non-profit organization to raise awareness about heroin addiction through her art. So many families in her area, let alone around the country, have lost a child or loved one to heroin, as heroin addiction has reached epidemic proportions in America. Ultimately, Anne Marie plans to create a traveling art show of portraits of those who have succumbed to heroin addiction which she hopes to bring first to the State House in New Hampshire and then across the nation, to the U.S. Capitol.
Money raised here on GoFund will be used to cover the costs of setting up a non-profit organization, maintaining the Angels of Addictions website, and pay for art supplies including canvases, oil paints and replacement brushes. In recent weeks, Anne Marie has been interviewed by multiple local media outlets and NPR.
Anne is currently getting portrait requests from all over the country due to the media coverage of her worthy work in raising awareness. She has two more interviews scheduled for January 26. There is an immediate need to raise money to defray the expenses of her art work, setting up her website to spread the word about her selfless work, and the short term goal of starting a non-profit.
Long term goals for Angels of Addictions include raising money for a yearly scholarship in Jacqueline Zanfagna's name for an outstanding student who plans to work in addiction recovery and art therapy. Angels of Addictions also plans to support other local addiction resources including a local sober house for heroin addictions.
Anne Marie Zanfagna's portraits are a true testament to the power of art therapy. Her heart and soul go into every portrait painting that she does. Donations to Angels of Addictions will mean so much to Anne as she strives each day to raise awareness of heroin addiction.
Thank you in advance for your consideration in supporting Angels of Addictions with a donation.
She will also be doing an interview with Fox News tomorrow as well.
Donations to Angels of Addictions help Anne Marie continue her work raising awareness on this critical issue in New Hampshire, and around the country.
Please donate to raise awareness.
The three portraits below are some of Anne Marie's most recent portraits. To date Anne Marie has painted over 35 portraits.
Please consider a donation today, so that Anne Marie can continue to raise awareness through her portraits of heroin overdose victims.
Your donation will help Angels of Addictions pay for art supplies, portrait printing, website maintenance and other expenses incurred by Anne Marie's work which shows that heroin addiction is about so much more than statistics.
Every time someone dies from an overdose, there is another Angel lost to the ravages of heroin.
The goal of Angels of Addictions is to raise awareness about heroin addiction and to help ease the stigma attached to it. Each of the faces in the portraits we all vibrant, beloved members of families. Please help with a donation...
Thank you in advance!
Hello my name is Paula I recently loss my 34 year old daughter to an Over Dose. Its been so hard to cope with. Im lost without her. She consumed the past 12 years of my life trying to help her with her addiction. Its been the worst 12 years of my life. Now Im Grieving. Im sorry other familys are going through the same or will be. Please help stop Addiction. It all started with Vicodin. I would love for you to do a picture of my daughter someday. Thank You from this Angel Mom
Hi, my name is Christine Hannaford. I just saw your segment on channel 9. I lost my grandson,Bradley to heroin May 31,2015. He was 25. My son John is having such a hard time with the loss of his son. And I understand the loss of a child, my oldest son past away 14 years ago, when he was 34 years old for an illness, I feel so lost for my son. This is something you don't want your children to go thru. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. 603-289-6490