Aug 28, 2010
We Heart VHS!
this is done for the "Katamari Show" at Floating World Comics in PDX. Opens Thur Sept 2nd.
This will be offered as an affordable print 11 x 17 for $5
The show is a not-for-profit fundraiser, 100% of the proceeds will go to JOIN - a local nonprofit organization that works to "connect the street to a home".
Here's a statement from Marc Jolin, executive director of JOIN:
Annually, our six person street outreach team helps about 450 people end their homelessness by helping them return to permanent housing, and they, with the help of our housing retention team, provide support to another 600 or so people to help prevent them from becoming homeless. Our support starts with committing to a long-term relationship with each person we support and then typically includes help navigating the social service system, finding employment, accessing landlords who will provide a second chance, and helping overcome financial barriers to housing (like those I mentioned above). We also have a day space that provides critical basic services like a mailing address, phone, showers, lockers, pet food, computers, a community garden, and more.
Funds raised will provide financial assistance to help individuals and families either move off the streets into homes of their own or to prevent a family from becoming homeless. It would therefore pay for things like application fees, deposits, utility connections, transportation assistance, storage, and the like.
There is a lot of information about our history and programming on our website, www.joinpdx.com.