Artists Raise Their Hands to Help

IMG_2167The Great River Artisans believe in giving back to their community. This group of area artists decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from their 2014 Holiday Show and Sale to the Comprehensive Youth Services Program at Cornerstone.  Their commitment to sponsor one child grew as their family members, employers, and friends made donations.   On November 1, they presented John Hirner with $1610.00 and another donation was made today by someone who attended the show, bringing the total to $1860.00.  That’s enough to provide at least seven students with counseling and casework services during the school year.

Cornerstone’s Executive Director, John W. Hirner, expressed his gratitude to the artists and the importance of people joining together to help children right here in our community. “We are honored to join hands with the wonderfully creative and talented members of Great River Artisans to help children succeed.”

John is pictured here with Ann Miller Titus, who is a member of the art group and also a Board Member at Cornerstone.  John is holding a fiber art piece done by Great River Artisan Suzette Krummel.  This artwork was donated to Cornerstone several years ago and it perfectly conveys how we are all important pieces in making our communities stronger, healthier and happier.  The artwork hangs in Cornerstone’s reception area.

Cornerstone is very grateful to the Great River Artisans for their caring and generous gift. Thank you for “Raising Your Hands!”