Gather: Make: Shelter

$26,984 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 142 people in 12 months
Gather: Make: Shelter is a citywide creative collaboration shepherded by artist Dana Lynn Louis to create a new model of engagement and connection between people experiencing homelessness and those more fortunate in Portland Oregon. The project bridges art making, skill building and philanthropy through direct humanitarian engagement within our community over the course of 8 months. 

We will gather, make art, food and break bread to create collaborative fundraisers in the form of community gatherings to share the riches of our labor that ultimately houses families in need this fall.

Hundreds of people are involved. Ceramic artists are making bowls to contribute to painting workshops for participants currently experiencing homelessness to paint. The workshops encourage creativity, mindfulness and entrepreneurial skill building. People experiencing homelessness receive a stipend to participate.

The project began in February 2018 and will be completed in September 2018. Gather:Make :Shelter culminates in  engaging public gatherings to celebrate all participants, sponsors, and volunteers as well as highlight practical considerations from community liaisons that may help build bridges between diverse communities. The hand-painted bowls made at workshops will be sold and food will be provided. We will contribute our proceeds to house fellow citizens.

Hundreds of people are involved and more joining to Gather:Make:Shelter daily!

The G:M:S Project is sponsored and funded by the Charitable Partnership Fund, a 501(c)(3), publicly supported, charitable organization.

Partnerships (as of April 2018)

Central City Concern . Mentor Program ·  Imani center  · Living room. Ledding Owens.  Human Solutions  ·  P:ear  ·  Janus Youth  ·  Street Roots  ·  Rose Haven  ·  New Avenues for Youth  · Maybelle Center  · The  Hiv Day Center Ecumenical Ministries  Oregon College of Art and Craft  ·  Portland Community Colleges  ·  Pacific Northwest College Of Art ·  MT.Hood Community College  ·  Lincoln High  ·  Grant High  · 40 independent potters and collectives · Georgies Ceramic Supply · Grand Central Baking  · Sizzle Pie · Blick Art Supply   · Urban Gleaners
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Here's our New Video!
We're moving forward with the next phase of our project and feeling grateful for everyone who makes Gather:Make:Shelter possible.
We are kicking off our spring programing with a community wide "Throw Together" at Oregon College of Art and Craft on May 5th!
Stay tuned for more news which will be revealed soon !
Dana and the Gather:Make:Shelter team
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Hello Dear GMS supporters! Exciting times! We loved seeing many of you at our celebration this fall. For those of you far and wide please visit the website to see what you missed. It was a wonderful day ! gathermakeshelter.org We are having a holiday pop up shop in Portland on Thursday the 6th at the canopy Hotel and we would love to see you there! https://mailchi.mp/e944a32e18a8/holiday-pop-up-shop-at-canopy-hotel-on-dec-6th
Also exciting news is that Ann Sacks ( of Ann Sacks Tile and Stone Fame) has encouraged the Direct Design Source company to hire GMS to make their corporate gifts this year and we are thrilled! We are cooking up plans for 2019 and will reveal them soon too!
Thank you so much for your support GMS is funded by the people for the people and so far we have about 1000 people in our family! Happy Holidays to you !
Love GMS
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Hello Dear Supporters of GatherMake Shelter,
Thank you for helping make this happen! Please spread the word and join us next week for this wonderful event! With love and appreciation ,Dana and the GMS team. I hope to see you there!
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Dear People we are 2 weeks away from our celebration at Pioneer Courthouse Square SEPT 23 noon-4 !On Thursday I taught the last workshop (#60!) for this "rodeo" at Street Roots. It was wonderful! Please spread the word we are still needing some fuel for the event and all the prep, music,food etc... Cant wait to see you there ! LOVE the GMS Family!
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$26,984 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 142 people in 12 months
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Portland, OR
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