Ciel Gallery is happy to give back and thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with several non-profits throughout the year
Ornament Tree raising funds and awareness for Loaves & Fishes
Ciel Gallery is still reeling from its fantastic 2014 and the incredible momentum built by the collaboration between artists, community, collectors and patrons.But before we get too far into 2015, we wanted to pause for a moment and reflect on one of last year’s events which touched our hearts.
In December, the gallery and its artists partnered with Loaves and Fishes in Charlotte to raise funds for food.Artists created one-of-a kind ornaments, displayed them in the gallery and then donated 100% of the sale proceeds to benefit Loaves and Fishes.Our generous patrons purchased all of these ornaments and also donated money totaling over $500 to benefit this cause.
What exactly is Loaves and Fishes?A nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a week’s worth of nutritious groceries to individuals and families in our area who are in short term crisis.Last year, this organization gave groceries to 78,602.Think about that number for a minute…over 75,000 people or families in need of food.
We don’t see the faces of the hungry in our neighborhoods on billboards or television.And yet food insecurity (not knowing for sure where your next meal is coming from) impacts 18% of Mecklenburg County residents.Of those over 157,000 people, almost half are children.It is a startling statistic.
Ciel Gallery will partner again with Loaves and Fishes in the coming year to help keep the spotlight on the food needs of our community and to pay forward the generosity and support we receive every day.In the meantime, if this cause touches your heart and you want to get involved, check out their website
Stay tuned for more in 2015. We have several events coming-up that also help to continue giving back to our wonderful community!