On June 2, Moosylvania launched Show Me Art, Show Me Hope. We began with a goal to raise $1,000 to donate towards tornado relief efforts in Joplin, MO.
On July 31, the final poster was sold.
The Art for Joplin project, having been picked up by local media like KSDK News Channel 5 and the Maplewood-Brentwood Patch, was support not just in St. Louis, but also around the country. We heard from TakePart in California and had a CNN reporter from Atlanta reach out to us about our efforts. And, much to our designers’ delight, industry publications like grain edit, French Paper and Communication Arts featured our work on their sites, as well.
Even more importantly, though, was that our expectations were far exceeded. We hoped for the best, but what we achieved was much more.
Our posters now hang in homes from coast to coast, with a few even making their way to homes in Canada and one in Australia. All of these posters were purchased by those who had a passion to give to those affected by the tornado that struck down in southwestern Missouri on May 22, 2011.
We Moosers would like to thank everyone who donated time, dedication and money in support of this project.
On August 23, we were able to donate $15,000 to United Way towards the rebuilding of a town torn to pieces.
We showed you art, and you showed Joplin hope.
To see a snapshot of this project’s history, check out our Facebook album.
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