All proceeds from my paintings go to the following charities:
Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico
Thousands of Puerto Ricans are still without homes and are living in shelters or hotels. FEMA has ended their assistance. Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.
Women for Women International
From the persistence of brutal civil wars, to the rise of violent fundamentalist organisations like ISIS and Boko Haram – the women served by Women for Women International (WfWI) live in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Where conflict takes root, women often bear the brunt, targeted with sexual violence, increased domestic violence, oppression, or purely the daily struggle of feeding and clothing their families. WfWI is helping to change this situation. By teaching women about their rights, how to earn and save money, to have a better understanding of health and wellbeing, and teaching them the vital skills for income generation, WfWI empowers women with the skills to access livelihoods and protect their rights. By telling the world about women’s realities and achievements, the charity keeps these issues at the top of the news and development agenda. Since 1993, WfWI has supported nearly 429,000 women in conflict-affected countries to help re-build their lives.