which will be a life-sized set of statues like the minatures above, sculpted by Timothy P. Schmalz, (https://www.sculpturebytps.com/) considered to be the Michelangelo of our times. These figures and their back-stories will educate observers about some of the most shocking and concerning statistics about people experiencing homelessness across the United States.
*1/3 of the homeless are U.S. Veterans.
*Unbelievably, the average age of a person
experiencing homelessness is 9 years old with 1
million homeless children.
*African Americans are disproportionately
represented in the homeless population (40%,
compared to 11% of the general population).
*47% of people experiencing homelessness are so
disabled that they are unable to work.
Through amazing volunteer efforts and generous donations large and small, we have raised $81,000 for this project and have a match of $9,500 (of the remaining $19,000 needed) to bring this project home. So, for every dollar you give, it will be doubled! That means that it could carry you to the next level of public recognition!
Please help us finish the fund-raising, so we can site The Home Coming statue, which will be an informational sign-post that through a QR-code will connect viewers of the sculptures to Community First!Village (http://mlf.org/community-first/),
and how the people of Austin/Travis County take care of our disabled people who are experiencing homelessness (a national model).
Name placed on plaque on base of statue and on website-
Champion for the Homeless- $10,000+*
Advocate for the Homeless- $5,000-$9,999 *
Name on website-
Supporter of the Homeless- $1,000-$4,999*
Friend of the Homeless– $250-$999*
Foot Soldiers for the Homeless– $10-$249
*People who make a donation gift of $250 or more are eligible to receive a set of The Home Coming minatures (height about 12 inches) from the limited run of 200 while supplies last. Please state your interest in receiving the miniatures on your donation. All people making a donation of $10 or more will be listed on the House the Homeless! Inc. website!
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