Frederick Place fundraiser gets creative
‘Poorly Drawn House’ or work of art?
By Star Journal Staff
It’s been a long year for members of the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH) fundraising committee. Following the cancellation of its anniversary gala in January, the organization was facing a $20,000 deficit. Committee members began thinking creatively for ways to chip away at the red ink and came across a fundraiser on social media which they adapted for Frederick Place temporary housing in Rhinelander.
For a $25 donation, someone will draw a photo of the donor’s house. NATH executive director Tammy Modic came up with the title, “Poorly Drawn Houses,” and it stuck.
“Because they might get a poorly drawn house, and that’s the fun of it,” Modic said. “I’ve got 20 artists lined up who are willing to do the drawings. Some of them are professional artists and do it for a paid living, some of them are art teachers, some of them are individuals who like and feel they are good at art, some of them are board members and staff members, and some of them are kids, so it really is random.”
The first drawing was completed last week. Every photo is drawn on standard 8 ½” x 11” white paper. Every two houses drawn provide one day’s stay for one resident at Frederick Place, showing, Modic said, that every little bit helps. Visit nathnorthwoods.com to make a donation, then follow directions for emailing a house photo.
“There is no limit to the number of drawings that can be submitted,” Modic added. “The more donations we receive, the more we can support those experiencing homelessness in our community.”