CB Students step in to help a worthy cause. Many CB students have an active voice in the community by doing what they can to make a difference. CB students Joy Wilcox (’17), Carley Huntington (’17), and Rose Brownridge (’17) have teamed up with Courage Worldwide to try to make a change. Courage Worldwide is […]
CB Students step in to help a worthy cause.
Many CB students have an active voice in the community by doing what they can to make a difference. CB students Joy Wilcox (’17), Carley Huntington (’17), and Rose Brownridge (’17) have teamed up with Courage Worldwide to try to make a change.
Courage Worldwide is not a well known organization, but it’s one that deserves the support of the public
Joy found out about the organization through a friend.
“They did volunteer work for them and was telling me about courage world wide and how it needs money,” she says.
So what exactly is Courage Worldwide?
Courage Worldwide is a nonprofit organization that gives homes and second chances to kids under 18 that are victims of sex trafficking. The kids that they help are ages 11-17 and 92 percent are foster runaways.
Last year alone they had to turn away over 100 kids because they simply did not have room for them. They have land to build a new space, but they require more funding to begin building to help more kids.
Inspiration for the art show came from Dr. Holly Peterson’s sophomore religion class
“Sophomores have to do 20 hours of community service and my teacher encouraged us to use our talents to help the community,” Joy shared. “Carley and Rose have both also been an active part of the fundraiser helping plan the event, finding a venue, spreading the word about the show and collecting art pieces.”
The art show has between 100-200 pieces and Joy hopes they will get more. The entire art show relies on word of mouth as advertisement but being at a church they hope to attract some of the congregation.
“We are hoping for 20 extra people in addition to the church congregation a day but we would love to get close to 50.” Says Joy.
The Courage Art Show will take place on March 22nd and 29th at 1615 Morse Avenue in Sacramento from 9:30-1:00. Any submissions should be turned in room 305 or 302 by March 6th and tell Dr. Holly Peterson or Mr. Findlay McIntosh the piece is for Courage Art Show.
If you want to donate a piece but require an extension then talk to Joy or Carley and they can make accommodations. Artists will receive 25 percent of the profit as long as it sells for $20 or more.
You will receive service hours for the time you spend on your art, and your religion teacher will sign off on it if you participate. There is no restriction on what you can submit and can be in any form of art including performing arts.
Singers and musicians can submit a CD to sell or perform there live for tips, anyone interested in performing should contact Joy or Carly.
For anyone who cannot attend the show they can go onto http://courageworldwide.org and click on the tab “Take Action” and click on “Donate” to help out.