Fundraiser Event for Victory Ministries, Center of Hope (a non-profit)
Date of Event: November 2017
Artist: Fred Paddock
Designer/Production Designer: Angela DiYanni
About the project:
The director of Victory Ministries wanted to portray four very different vignettes based on the four common types of people that come to them for help. During the evening of the event, guests were guided to walk through each of the rooms. Upon entering, guests were given note cards with each of the scenes stories.
The event exceeded all expectations and was able to raise more than $100,000 for the Center. The center has since, stopped fundraising events and is looking into working with Real Estate Investors in the area in order to provide housing to some of the families.
All names have been made up but the events are based on true stories.
Alan is a 40 yr. old male. Former drug addict, but clean for almost 2 years.
As a convicted felon; no one seems to be willing to take a chance on hiring him
He is really trying to find his way, and make a new life for himself. Discouragement, frustration, and hopelessness are his constant companions; causing him to wonder if he
can maintain this much longer?
Sweet Myrna is 78 years old and lives alone. Her income is fixed, she has no support system to help her and often has to choose between buying her medicine and food.
There are many days this grandma goes without enough food. She’s battling loneliness, fear, and lives with chronic pain. There’s a chance Myrna may not be able to keep
going like this much longer.
A victim of domestic violence, Shelly now finds herself alone with two young children.
To secure the safety of her children and herself, she put what she could in a garbage bag and they fled with the clothes on their back. After living 4-weeks in a community shelter, they currently stay in the basement of a friend’s house. Shelly blames herself for what happened and feels isolated, afraid and secluded. What will be Shelly’s future?
Toby is eight yrs. old. In spite of his age; he is still in the first grade. He has serious difficulty reading: 7-reading levels behind where he should be. If he cannot learn to read, he will fail the proficiency test which (statistically) means he will not graduate from High School. Toby wants to quit because he’s embarrassed and angry. What will
this mean for Toby’s future if there is no intervention?