Founded in 1937, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is one of Florida’s oldest and largest animal welfare agencies. Each year, over 10,000 homeless dogs and cats seek shelter through Pet Alliance. The agency provides disaster response efforts, homes for animals in crisis and food for dogs and cats in need. Additionally, the veterinarians help and heal 45,000 animals through the clinic each year.
The Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida is the largest provider of homeless services in Central Florida. The current exhibit features artwork by some of the 250 children who participated in the ABCs (Art by Coalition Children) last year. The Coalition strives to put an end to homelessness with the community’s support.
Appleton Creative worked with Hilton Grand Vacations Club to honor its team members who spent the day volunteering at the Coalition for Homeless of Central Florida. This effort was part of the Hilton Grand Vacation’s Global Week of Service initiative. To recognize these local volunteers, Hilton Grand Vacations hosted an art inspired gallery show, titled “The Spirit of Giving.” The centerpiece of the gallery, The Giving Circle™, featured individuals in highlighted moments throughout the Global Week of Service. Haywood Green, a resident of the Coalition, sketched the mural that HGV volunteers painted that day among other things. HGV also graciously framed a collection of portraits that Haywood illustrated to display in the gallery.
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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network was founded in 1999. Today the non-profit is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. The PurpleLight Exhibit shares artists’ healing by showcasing their artistic expression of hope and advocacy.
Beacon College is the premier accredited nonprofit college offering both bachelor and associate degrees exclusively for students with learning disabilities and ADHD. Beacon embraces students with learning disabilities by providing educational opportunities that acknowledge individual learning differences.
In September 2007, The Foundation for Foster Children was created. The mission of the foundation is to enrich the lives of children placed in foster care by providing opportunities that nurture their ability to succeed. All of the art in this show was created or inspired by Central Florida foster children.
Pasadena Villa is an innovator in mental health residential treatment and transitional services for adults. The artists featured in this gallery have extraordinary courage and have overcome challenges in their lives with “mental illness.” The artists have chosen to share their expression and hope through art in order to have their voices heard.
JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for Type 1 diabetes research. The art featured here shows “Hope” for children with Type 1 diabetes and a cure becoming a reality.
Our first gallery show featured art from the foster children of Great Oaks Village who participated in ArtWorks, a program offered by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. The program gives struggling children a way to feel successful and gain positive recognition. The children created the pieces as an artistic expression of their feelings.