On Wednesday and Thursday evenings, we held our First Annual "Faces of Homelessness" Art Exhibition at the Spring Arts Tower. Wednesday night featured an exclusive opening reception for our Tocqueville Society, Women Leaders, Emerging Leaders and Leadership Circle donors.
Presented in partnership with the Downtown L.A. Art Walk, the two-day event opened to the general public on Thursday night and showcased compelling works by artists who use their talent and passion to vividly portray the harsh realities of homelessness.
According to UWGLA President and CEO Elise Buik, "It was a truly special night…one in which people from all walks of life - professional artists, formerly homeless individuals and United Way advocates - came together to solve what may be the toughest issue L.A. has ever faced: homelessness."
Aside from raising funds and awareness of the ongoing crisis and garnering support for United Way's Home for Good initiative, the exhibition was created with the intention of providing the 51,000 homeless men, women and children of L.A. County with a name, a face and a voice.
"It allows us to connect with the most vulnerable members of our society on a deeper emotional level, to see the people whose future we're seeking to transform and to understand their plight as fellow human beings," she said.
To learn more about how Home for Good - UWGLA's five-year action plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness - is transforming the lives of thousands of our homeless neighbors, please visit homeforgoodla.org.
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