Pet Portraits To Help Jess Move!

$1,195 of $2,400 goal

Raised by 13 people in 13 months
Rachel Mulder
on behalf of Jessica Poor
Hi Everyone,

My dear friend Jess has been struggling with physical and mental health issues, chronic pain, disability and displacement for years, and now it has come to a head. Her safety and well-being are in peril.

One year ago, after losing her house in Milwaukee, she was urged by her family to relocate to Minneapolis. However, her family continued to be unhelpful and left her abandoned. This entire past year she focused her efforts on getting healthcare and community--to little avail. On top of this, she is currently in a hostile and dangerous living situation. She and her two cats, Maus and Bird, are facing houselessness in just a few short weeks.

Jess has been there for me (and others) in countless ways, most notably when she let me stay with her and supported me emotionally while my mother was in hospice. To try to pay her back, I am asking you to help me help her!

I will be offering pet portraits at three different price points in order to raise money for her relocating to Portland, where she has several friends and a more reliable safety net so that she can live her life as healthfully and as independently as possible.

Achieving this goal will cover the cost of gas, travel costs, and first/last month's rent plus deposit for Jess! I am endlessly grateful for you taking the time to read this and I hope that you will consider helping us--I can't wait to draw your sweet pets!

Don't have enough dough/don't want a portrait in exchange? Donate what you can--every little bit counts!

With Gratitude,


P.S. See more of my work here!
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I recently completed the last two pet-portrait commissions of 2017: introducing Haruki and Gretel.

Jess is has worked hard to gain healthcare and a more permanent residence in Minneapolis over the past year. It is my goal, instead of helping her relocate to Portland - an increasingly difficult place to afford to live - I want to double the amount of commissions I made in 2018 to offer her just a little bit of financial security.

You get a sweet drawing of your loved one AND you get to help me help a friend! Much appreciation - I can't wait to draw your beloved creatures! Black and white drawings for $125 and full color for $300.

Thanks to all who have donated so far and for inviting me to draw your furry babies <3
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I had no idea that this project would be such a meta-gift! Thanks so much to everyone who has commissioned portraits of their loved ones-loved ones. These two are for a beloved nanny whose family is relocating--Barbra (yes, after Barbra Streisand) and Burt. Looking forward to draw more adorables!
Barbra and Burt, 12 x 16 inches
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Here's my first completed commission--introducing Lucifer! Thanks so much to everyone for sending me your cuties to draw--I really appreciate your helping my friend Jess! <3
Lucifer is complete!
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Hi everyone! We had a little technology-mixup, but the Go Fund Me is back in action! Thank you for your patience.
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$1,195 of $2,400 goal

Raised by 13 people in 13 months
Created March 18, 2017
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Alexander Sidorkin
11 months ago

From Svetlana

Ilona Prez
13 months ago

best of luck to jessica, maus and bird! xo, haruki and little (fellow kitties wishing y'all the best!)

Grace Emanuel
13 months ago


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