As an artist, you find out that the best thing you can do is give back to your community and to those that need your help. Talent is given to those who can change the world, because with talent you call attention to yourself, motivating people to listen to your cause. Although I am an artist who is still emerging, I look up to those who have been leading a path for many years, understanding their talents and sharing it with others. Art is not only through gallery and museum works, sometimes it comes in the form of musical talent.
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting a non-profit organization called Vogel Alcolve. This particular organization “serves a broad segment of the homeless population in Dallas by providing free childcare for young children living in local homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and transitional housing programs”. For many, we tend to not want to address the unfortunate circumstances that some youth have to go through. The reason why these non-profits emerge is because they believe in a reoccurring process which follows the motto ” we do as we are taught”.
For those of us that have loving homes and love-ones that nurture our talents and capabilities this can be a very positive thing. Unfortunately, for those that are not so privileged this can lead to path of a troubled future. Vogel Alcove organization is unique because they are creating innovative ways to prevent youth from the damaging effects of homelessness. Thinking “out side of the box” allows them to reach a broader population and educate artist that it is important to get involved with their cause, regardless of where they are in their careers.
This Monday, April 22, 2013, Sarah McLachlan will be joining forces with Vogel Alcove to celebrate their twenty-second annual performing arts event. This will help spread the word that sponsoring special events with in non-profit organizations can help benefit homeless children as well as celebrate the happiness and hope for the youngest children of homeless families. With the contribution of such a star like Sarah McLachlan, what artist would not be inspired to become a docent to an organization.
For many, it is said that “what you put out in the world will come back to you”, if you choose to put out positive then the odds of becoming someone who makes a difference is elevated. So lets follow in the steps of Ms. McLachlan, and learn that we all need to give back to our community, regardless if its an donation, and contribution, or a stance, learn how to use your artist voice to speak to great causes, such as youth homelessness. For more information on how you can help please click here.