Giving Tuesday is here!
November 27, 2018.
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that inspires and celebrates giving of all kinds, on #GivingTuesday and year-round. Created in 2012 by 92nd Street Y, #GivingTuesday ignites collaboration between groups of people to make a difference – connecting individuals, local nonprofits, international philanthropic organizations, businesses, government, educational institutions, faith groups and community organizations through their shared experience of giving.
Since 2000, there have been more than 15,000 opioid related deaths in Massachusetts. Human Impact: Stories of the Opioid Epidemic is an exhibition by Fuller Craft Museum, in partnership with the Plymouth County community, that will translate the stories of families impacted by this devastating epidemic through artistic expression. Substance abuse affects communities large and small. Collectively, we are coming together to broaden awareness, destigmatize, and foster dialogue and understanding.
Coming soon to Fuller Craft Museum, September 2019 – March 2020.
Artistic expression has long been an effective vehicle to explore critical societal issues and engage communities. Human Impact: Stories of the Opioid Epidemic, is an exhibition opening in fall 2019 that will connect artists with families affected by the opioid crisis, to translate their stories through visual exploratory pieces of art.
Human Impact is being developed in partnership with Fuller Craft Museum, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, Quincy College, Brockton Hospital, High Point Treatment Center, and Stonehill College. By creating a strategic, multifaceted alliance with a collective aim to prevent substance abuse, this collaborative partnership will build a foundation for community health improvement and meaningful creative expression.
Fuller Craft Museum has a reputation for offering socially engaged projects that promote inclusion, social impact, and community wellbeing. From mental health advocacy to social equality, the Museum is committed to bringing high quality, engaging exhibitions that discuss issues relevant to our communities today.
Contributors to this important project will know that their support is helping to elevate the dialogue around this critical issue; assuring that thousands of people throughout our communities will have access to these conversations through the unique elements of artistic expression.
These funds will go directly to supporting the artists and the creation of their art works, public programs associated with the project as well as the production, marketing, implementation and travel of the exhibition itself. Although reaching full funding would ideal, Fuller Craft and its partners feel strongly that it move forward no matter the amount received. Donors can be assured that any funds donated will be used for this project.
To learn more about #GivingTuesday or to join the day of giving, please visit: https://www.givingtuesday.org/blog/2016/09/preparations-are-underway-fifth-annual-givingtuesday