Empowering our American Veterans through Art

Goal: $ 4000

No of Donation: 16

 

 

Goal: $ 4000
Amount Raised: $ 585
Remaining : $ 3415
No of Donation : 16
Category : Education
Url : http://www.charlesallis.org
Contact Number : 414-278-8295
Address : 1801 N. Prospect Avenue
State : Milwaukee
City : WI
Country : US
Zipcode : 53202

Challenge

Where does one turn after placing their life on the line for their county? Whose life has suffered internal wounds that cannot be healed with bandages, whose wounds are never seen by others, but are felt everyday by a veteran. For some reason, their life has not been filled with a hero’s welcome but with buried stress and anxiety.

Solution

The mission of Charles Allis Art Museum and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum is to fully utilize both historic house museums, gardens and their art collection for education and community enrichment. As part of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Corporation, the Museums honor the war dead by serving as "living memorials."
This project allows Milwaukee Veterans to channel their PTSD feelings by creating sculptures with found objects. The Charles Allis Art Museum offers them a safe place to tell their story through art.

Long-Term Impact

*Create a sense of accomplishment & self-expression *Build self-esteem, self-confidence *Help them to face, conquer their fears & channel their anxieties through art *Give our veterans a public forum to share their experiences

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