"Make yourself at home" is a phrase we all love to hear. Sometimes we hear the words spoken out loud, other times the sentiment is implied by simple acts of hospitality. Either way, it's the idea that "there's a seat at the table and you are welcome."
The Homefront series is special to me, and I hope it will bring beauty into the homes and lives of many people. Additionally, I hope it will contribute to the never-ending work of restoring a sense of home for the millions of families who suddenly lose that invaluable comfort each day.
Which brings me to the most important part of these paintings: 20% of the proceeds from this series will go toward helping provide basic needs for refugee families resettling in the United States.
Refugees often have to flee their homes at a moment's notice, leaving behind jobs, relationships, and most of their physical possessions. By teaming up with World Relief, an organization who facilitates resettlement into apartments and school systems, we are able to provide gifts like silverware, dishes, pots and pans, sheets and pillows, shower curtains, rugs, school uniforms, backpacks, and carseats, for example, that enable our neighbors to re-establish a sense of stability in their new homes.
As we approach the holiday season, proceeds will go toward Dining, Cooking, and Household Welcome Kits.
A Dining Welcome Kit contains:
-Forks, Knives, & Spoons (4 each)
-Plastic Mixing Bowls (3)
A Cooking Welcome Kit contains:
-Baking Sheets (2)
A Household Welcome Kit contains:
-Light bulbs (8)
-Plastic Hangers (2 Packs)
When you buy any painting from The Homefront Series, you are helping welcome our new neighbors.
In buying art for your home or giving it as a gift to another, you extend the very real invitation to families starting new in this country.
In this case, buying a Homefront painting is one more way to say "There's a seat at our table. Make yourselves at home."