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Empower Communities Through Art

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Why We're Fundraising: Unveiling Our Vision for Universal Art Access
Greetings and a heartfelt welcome to you! We are Anjelika Perry and Anisette Willis, the visionaries and co-founders behind the Just Give Art Foundation. But what drives us isn't just the title of 'founder'; it's a profound, deeply-rooted commitment to a cause that touches both of our lives personally and professionally.

So, why are we here? Our mission is nothing short of ambitious: to democratize the healing and transformative powers of art, making it universally accessible. We believe that art isn't merely an aesthetic pleasure reserved for a privileged few. It's a human right, a vital form of emotional sustenance, and a gateway to lasting hope and mental well-being.

For Anjelika, this mission is fueled by her own life-changing experiences with art therapy, which served as a catalyst in overcoming substance abuse. For Anisette, it's the 19 years of professional experience, harnessing the therapeutic facets of art within correctional facilities and veterans' homes. Together, we bring a unique blend of personal testimony and professional expertise to serve marginalized communities—from the homeless to the incarcerated, from youth in shelters to veterans in need.

We invite you to join us in turning this vision into a tangible reality. Your generous contributions will serve as the lifeblood of various programs aimed at leveraging art for emotional healing, community building, and individual empowerment. We're not just asking you to donate; we're inviting you to become a part of a movement—a collective effort to redefine how we use art as a society, for the well-being of all.

Meet the Co-Founders: The Pillars of Just Give Art
Anjelika Perry: The Digital Artist and Philanthropist

Anjelika brings a unique blend of behavioral health experience and art therapy to our cause. Having triumphed over substance abuse through art, she is living proof of the healing power of artistic expression.

Anisette Willis-Jacques: The Therapeutic Mastermind

With 19 years of professional experience, Anisette has worked extensively in correctional facilities and with homeless veterans. Her global outreach even extends to philanthropic missions in Haiti.

Why Your Support Matters:
For us, this is far more than just philanthropy; it's a calling to create substantial change in the lives of others. Your contribution is not just monetary; it’s an investment in the emotional well-being and future of countless individuals.

Budget Allocation: Where Your Money Goes
Total Fundraising Goal: $75,000

Legal Fees for 501(c)(3) Status: $5,000
Filing fees, consultations with attorneys

Trademark & Copyright Protections: $3,000
Merchandise and artist work protections

Accounting and Bookkeeping: $4,000
Financial reporting, tax preparations

Community Events: $18,000
Venue, materials, refreshments

Artist & Event Staff Compensation: $12,000
Salaries for artists and event staff

Website & Tech: $5,000
Hosting, maintenance, software

Marketing and Outreach: $8,000
Social media campaigns, printed materials

Operational Costs: $6,000
Consultancy fees, utilities

Co-Founder & Admin Fees: $10,000
Compensation for the co-founders and admin staff

Contingency Fund: $4,000
Unforeseen circumstances and emergencies

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How are donations used? All donations are allocated according to the budget above. Quarterly reports will be shared for full transparency.

  • How can I get more involved? Apart from financial support, we welcome volunteers and art supply donations. Contact us for more opportunities.

Project Milestones
  • Secure 501(c)(3) Status: Completion targeted for December 2023.
  • Host First Art Therapy Session in a Correctional Facility: Scheduled for January 2024.
  • Distribute Art Supplies to 500 Individuals in Vulnerable Communities: Planned for March 2024
  • Collaborate with Local Artists for Community Events: Target date is June 2024.
  • Reach 1,000 Active Volunteers: Aiming for end of 2024.

  • Legal and Operational Setup: November 2023 - December 2023
  • Community Outreach and First Events: January 2024 - March 2024
  • Further Expansion and Partnerships: April 2024 - December 2024

Regular Updates
Transparency is one of our core values. We commit to providing bi-weekly updates on our project, including photos, stories, and detailed information on how your donations are making a difference.

FAQ Section
How are the donations allocated? All donations are directly used for the listed budget items. A quarterly report will be shared with all donors.

How can I get involved? Beyond financial donations, we welcome volunteers and art partners.

Transparency Report
Your trust is of utmost importance to us, and we're committed to full transparency in how we use your generous contributions. Here's our plan to keep you informed and reassured:

  • Quarterly Financial Updates: Every three months, we'll release a financial update that details how the funds have been allocated. This report will be shared via email to all donors and also be available for download on our official website.

  • Project Milestones: As we achieve key goals—like securing our 501(c)(3) status or hosting our first community event—we'll send out special updates. We want you to see the direct impact of your support.

  • Donor Recognition: All donors will be acknowledged in our quarterly newsletters, and those contributing $500 or more will receive a special shoutout in an upcoming community event and on our social media platforms.

  • Event Invitations: High-tier donors will receive exclusive invites to see our work in action, whether it's an art therapy session or a community outreach program.

  • Monthly Progress Updates: Beyond the quarterly financials, expect a monthly newsletter with general updates, testimonials, and glimpses into our everyday work.

  • Annual Summary: At the end of each year, we will compile an annual report summarizing our activities, financials, and impact stories, to give you a comprehensive view of how your donation made a difference.

By donating to our cause, you're not just giving money; you're investing in a vision and becoming part of a community. We're excited to keep you in the loop every step of the way as we work together to bring the transformative power of art to more lives.

Contact us for more opportunities.
Contact Information
For any questions, further discussions, or if you'd like to get more involved with our mission, feel free to contact us at:

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Just Give Art Co
West New York, NJ
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