John Palmer Art has named Houston Habitat for Humanity as its 2016 Charity of the Year. After a tremendous amount of research and meetings with non-profit staff and volunteers, John Palmer Art is incredibly excited to support this 501(c)(3) organization for the entire calendar year through the raising of funds, increasing awareness, and hosting special events. To date, more than 995 Houston Habitat homes have been built housing over 3980 people, from infants to the elderly. Houston Habitat builds affordable energy-efficient homes and through its neighborhood revitalization initiatives, repairs existing older homes for low-income families. Just as Palmer empowers artists through his Escapist Mentorship Program, HHFH empowers families through the construction and provision of safe and sustainable homes. You can learn about Houston Habitat for Humanity by visiting HoustonHabitat.org.
Artist John Ross Palmer says, “In the Summer of 2015, my husband Ryan and I joined 13 American volunteers to build a Habitat home in Trinidad & Tobago. The transformative experience was humbling, inspiring and taught me great respect for community improvement. In late December, I had the pleasure of taking a ‘Habitour’ of Habitat’s on-the-ground work here in Houston. I was sold…and I wanted to help out. I absolutely cannot wait to help this non-profit in 2016 and I look forward to creating an art series that will be inspired by their mission.” Allison Hay, Executive Director of Houston Habitat for Humanity, shares Palmer’s excitement, “We are honored for the partnership. The news comes so early in the year that it becomes a great opportunity to make 2016 an amazing 12 months to help Houstonians become homeowners and improve the lives of each of their family members.”
If you have any questions about John Ross Palmer, his naming of the Houston Habitat for Humanity as his 2016 Charity of the Year or Gallery Events that honor HHFH, please contact Gallery Owner Ryan Lindsay at 713-392-6882 or [email protected]. Past Charity of the Year selections for John Palmer Art includes Outreach United (2011), Heifer International (2012), Writers in the Schools (2013), the League of Women Voters Education Fund (2014), and the Lone Star Veterans Association (2015).
As John Palmer Art’s 2016 Charity of the Year, HHFH will be specifically honored at the following events at the John Palmer Art Gallery & Studio: Official Charity of the Year Launch Party on March 5th and The Afternoon & Evening of Escapism on October 15-16.