Painting with a Purpose
In the last few years I’ve been doing what I call Painting with a Purpose, where I am involved with two charity projects- Snowball Express and Painting for Good Causes.
"Our program's mission is to Honor America’s fallen military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11 by humbly serving the families they left behind. Champion their children’s future success by creating opportunities for joy, friendship, and communal healing, by connecting these families to one another.
Since 2006, the mission of Snowball Express has been a simple, yet profoundly important one: Providing hope and new happy memories to the children of military fallen heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11. In December each year we bring children together from all over the world for a four-day experience filled with fun activities, like sporting events, dances, amusement parks and more.
Nationally, Snowball Express provides comprehensive support programs for fallen families that are focused on transition and connections to community resources, healing and wellness, peer engagement, education and personal/professional development programs."
"Painting for Good Causes is a nonprofit (501C3) where highly skilled Oil Painters create portraits for families and individuals who need and deserve our support. Our work is, both, local & national in scope and is based out of the Tampa Bay area. Nationally, we paint for servicemen and women who have recently been deployed and we paint foster youth who are looking to be adopted."