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Painted Brain's Community Center Kickoff

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Painted Brain's Fundraising Event
September 10, 2017

Dear supporters, Wow, that was definitely an evening to remember. Thank you all who came to assist, cater, organize, and donate to our first  See more

BENEFITING: Painted Brain

Painted Brain

THE STORY:


From the heart of Los Angeles, Painted Brain creates lasting community-based solutions to mental health challenges and the impact of social injustice through arts, advocacy, and enterprise. We take an innovative approach towards the challenges to mental health, and provide a safe place for anyone with mental illness to socialize and let their creativity and emotions out through art activities, poetry sessions, coding workshops, and much more.


Many of our paid staff have been labeled as mental health clients and have broken the mold by finding gainful employment. We believe that by erasing the stigma associated with mental illness, we can break old boundaries, flip over the grim stats around successful recovery, and support successful re-entry into the working world.


Our beloved community center closed in July so that the building can convert to apartments.  The same month, we achieved a milestone by becoming a 501c3 nonprofit. We have a solid plan for growth in our delivery of cool arts services to mental health agencies and the County of Los Angeles, but we still need funding for a new home.  We need to find a new home to continue to offer programs and activities freely to the community, as we have for years. Such an office space will  be a solid bedrock upon which to build a thriving supportive community within the larger community of LA.

Our intention is to create a ripple effect by bringing the much-needed social dimension into the mental health system. Our goal is to raise $60,000 by October. This will cover the the operating costs to manage our expansion. This will also cover the costs of leasing a new space for our community center and office.


Please help us spread the idea that mental illness is NOT wrong.


Please help us spread the idea that mental illness is not a life sentence, and help us prove that it can be leveraged towards a successful career and fulfilling life.

Please help us introduce our program to those in need of acceptance and community support for mental illness.Please help us maintain our programming, like tech skills training, super cool arts activities and peer-run groups.


Please help us create more success-stories for people rising from the bleakness of diagnosis to success.


Help us make meaning out of the experience of mental illness.


Your help will be deeply appreciated not only by Painted Brain members, but by all those now suffer in silence right now.

Thank you.


$20 - supports a group leader to run one activity

$40 - brings art supplies to a housing facility for a month

$90 - brings an art group to a homeless drop-in center
$100 - puts a digital camera in the hands of a painted brain photographer
$120 - sponsors a speakers bureau talk for high school students
$250 - Adobe Creative Cloud access for our media team for a year
$500 - brings four sessions of coding training to a homeless drop-in center
$1,200 - trains one coder for job-readiness

$2,000 - employs halftime a peer leader for a month

$4,000 - prints one issue of painted brain magazine

$6,000 - launches our t-shirt printing business
$8,000 - creates a 1200 sq. ft arts studio

$12,000 - stocks an 800 sq. ft. production studio

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To This Fundraiser

$14,340

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Hannah Rappolt

    $25

  • Rayshell Chambers

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Judy

    $250

  • Nick Taylor

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • zara

    $100

  • Sharon Dunas, LMFT --- President Emeritus NAMI Westside LA

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Shushan Gevorgian

     

  • Daniel Gaines

    $20

  • Liana Mitlyng Day

    $50

  • Dilys Tosteson Garcia & Lola Jackson

    $100

  • Ron & Lauren B. Davis

    $218

  • Ariana Garcia, ASW

    $50

  • Holly Macfee & Paul Donohoe

     

  • Meghan Ruby

     

  • Kevin Low

    $100

  • Christine Faris

    $50

  • Gerry Laviña

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jonathan Dang

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Chelsea Silverman

    $10

  • Carol

    $100

  • Megan/RootDown LA

    $25

  • Caro Minas

    $300

  • Barbara Schwartz

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

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  • Gail Fox Joseph

    $50

  • Melissa Dorman

    $100

  • Scarlet Perez

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,500

  • Henry Spooler

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

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  • Debora Doryon

    $50

  • Denesa Chan

    $25

  • Larry Zucker and Kim Perry

    $100

  • Meirav Haber

    $25

  • The Gold Family

     

  • Debra Nicoletti

     

  • Jo

    $20

  • Will Sherwin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Doryon Family

    $50

  • Clarissa Henry

     

  • Amanda S.

    $50

  • Camille Dieterle

     

  • NAMI County Council

    $120

  • Christine Lee

    $400

  • Kimberly Runyan

    $25

  • Wendee L.

    $50

  • Theresa M Hoey

    $10

  • Charlotte Friedman

    $250

  • Carol McCready

    $220

  • Elvia J Valdes

    $126

  • Kasha Johnson

    $60

  • Deborah Doryon

    $100

  • Thomas McKenzie

    $45

  • Ashley Hvidt

    $100

  • Nick Taylor

    $5,150

  • John Wingler

    $50

  • Erick Weiss and Alicia Murray

    $25

  • Dave Leon

    $501

  • Michele Hunter

    $250

  • Katherine Adams

    $100

  • Teresa Ann Carter

    $100

  • Edmond Conger

    $300

  • Nima, Parnian and Nagiti

    $100

  • Lea DeVine Hilton

    $100

  • Doug Green

    $50

  • Pamela and Brian Spaulding

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Evelyn Saucedo

    $25

  • Megan Plumridge

    $110

  • Gillian Wiener

    $100

  • Claire Wilson

    $25

  • Candy Crawford

    $100

  • John and Jamie Hunter

    $90

  • Anonymous

    $125

  • Michael and Margaret Sherraden

    $100

  • Patricia Rodriguez-Holguin

    $20

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24% Raised of $60,000 Goal

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The Team: $14,340 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Patricia Rodriguez-Holguin

Patricia Rodriguez-Holguin

DONATION: $20

2 days ago

Michael and Margaret Sherraden

Michael and Margaret Sherraden

DONATION: $100

2 days ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $125

2 days ago

John and Jamie Hunter

John and Jamie Hunter

DONATION: $90

3 days ago

Candy Crawford

Candy Crawford

DONATION: $100

This is a tribute to my artsy son, Skyler Davidson. Painted Brain makes his spirits soar! 3 days ago

Claire Wilson

Claire Wilson

DONATION: $25

For William B! 3 days ago

Gillian Wiener

Gillian Wiener

DONATION: $100

3 days ago

Megan Plumridge

Megan Plumridge

DONATION: $110

4 days ago

Evelyn Saucedo

Evelyn Saucedo

DONATION: $25

6 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

7 days ago