Gather: Make: Shelter

$25,663 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 132 people in 5 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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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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Today I will teach workshop #53! Nearly 1000 people are now involved in Gather:Make:Shelter now and our Celebration at Pioneer Courthouse Square is less than a month away!!! Please join us! SEPT>23- 12-4! This day will bring us all together with the sale of the bowls and food. There will be music, poetry, and opportunities to learn more through community liaisons who will highlight practical considerations that may help build genuine connections between diverse communities.
Pots are being fired at Oregon College of Art and Craft as I write this and we have two new locations where painters experiencing homelessness are pouring their hearts into amazing paintings daily as this citywide collaboration runs full tilt . WE appreciate your support on every level and encourage you to share this with your friends. Check out the new website gathermakeshelter.org and pass the word!
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We’re thrilled to announce that we have been offered the opportunity to produce our big community engagement event in Pioneer Courthouse Square September 23rd! Save the date and bring all of your friends and families it's going to be wonderful.
We are so thankful to all of you who continue to make this city-wide collaboration successful ! With Love, The Gather: Make :Shelter Family
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$25,663 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 132 people in 5 months
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