Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fundraising Event

SCAD Grad Student Jessica Little Wins Grant for Covenant House Georgia;

Atlanta photo studio, Raftermen to Host Fundraising Event to Benefit CHGA this

Saturday, November 19 th , 6p.m.

Atlanta, GA - Sappi Fine Paper North America announced in September 2010 that SCAD-Atlanta graduate student, and Creative Director at Youth Photo Project, Jessica Little, had been awarded a grant from Sappi’s 11th Ideas that Matter — an annual, innovative grant program that transforms the creative ideas of designers into a powerful force for social good. The grant was used to fund a youth photography program within Covenant House, a shelter and ministry for homeless youth, and provided 40 Holga camera kits to residents in Atlanta and New York earlier this year. The photographic work of over 40 homeless youth, that are or were Covenant House residents over the last year, will be available for your donation this Saturday, Novmber 19 th in the Atlanta studio space of Raftermen, Inc., located at 256 Walker Street. SW, in Casleberry Hill, Atlanta, GA.

The event, and all proceeds raised by the youth's photographs will benefit and honor Covenant House Georgia & New York during the month of November, which is the National Homeless Youth Awareness Month.

About Youth Photo Project
Youth Photo Project is an organization designed to offer youth ages 16 to 21 an opportunity to experience the artistic value of photography. Working with Covenant House — a crisis support and
emergency shelter for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth under the age of 21 — the Youth Photo Project aims to help Covenant House provide crisis intervention and community-based services, shelter and independent living programs.

About Covenant House

If you could crystallize what Covenant House Georgia does into one sentence it would be this: We save kids from the street.

Some of the kids who come to us are victims of abuse. Some were literally dropped on the street by relatives. Some are runaways. Some are kids who have “aged out” of the DFACS system. They all share one thing in common; they’ve turned to CHGA for help.

Covenant House Georgia is the only crisis facility for kids between the ages of 17 and 21. The beds at our shelters are always full. And we need your help. On the following pages you can get an in depth look at our operation and see how we help provide the kids in our care with something many of them have never had in their lives before, hope .

More importantly, you can see what you can do to help.

About Sappi’s Ideas that Matter

Since its inception, the program has funded more than 170 campaigns in North America, and awarded more than $7 million in grants worldwide. Ideas that Matter attracts applications from designers throughout the world. This year, Sappi awarded 27 grants in North America totaling $400,000. The grants will be used to develop campaigns for non-profit organizations backing social, cultural, health, and human rights efforts, and environmental conservation work.

Through Ideas that Matter, each designer’s project supports the work of a nonprofit organization of their choosing. Reviewed by a panel of judges working in graphic design from across the United States, this year’s Ideas that Matter projects represent a broad spectrum of causes and were selected based on their creativity, potential impact to the target audience and practicality of the implementation plan. Jessica Little was one of 27 designers from throughout North America who were selected to receive a grant through this competitive design competition. The designers donate their time and creativity to each project, while the funding covers implementation costs.

Since 1999, Sappi’s Ideas that Matter program has awarded over $10 million worldwide in grants to designers around the globe, who are performing pro bono work for a nonprofit organization. Out of the $1 million that is annually awarded on a global level, a total of $400,000 in grants will be awarded in North America this year.

“ Grants from Sappi’s Ideas that Matter program help fund the unique not-for-profit work of designers in North America. These designers have dedicated their talent, vision and energy to a range of community-based causes across the country, and we are honored to support their work in these challenged economic times,” said Jennifer Miller, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Sappi Fine Paper North America.

For more information Sappi’s 2010 Ideas that Matter grant recipients in North America , visit or call 800-882-4332 .

Jessica Little
Creative Director

Youth Photo Project
315 E. 31st Street
Savannah, GA 31401

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