Local artist Lynne Chandler is donating a portion of the proceeds from a silent auction of her work to The Ark homeless shelter in Elkin.
Bidding ends February 22.
Chandler’s art is currently on display in several stores around Elkin. Each item is labeled in the store front windows and is available for bidding. To bid, fill out the bid card located with each piece, leaving both your name and phone number. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to fund The ARK’s goal of sheltering and aiding families and single women who have lost their homes.
Stores with Chandler’s art displayed include: Bliss Day Spa, Becky’s Pet Grooming, Chill on Main, Diana’s Bookstore, Fiddle’s Pub, Harry’s Place, Heaven’s Scent, Midtown Barber, and Slightly Askew Winery.
Funded entirely by grants and private funding, The Ark has been providing a way for those who have lost their homes to get back on their feet.
According to The Ark’s website, “While our guests stay with us we strive to meet the needs of each family or single woman, they also learn to identify their own goals and achieve them.”
There are stipulations placed on the guests though.
“Guests are required to observe a curfew as well as share in the responsibility of keeping up with the housekeeping duties. Everyone joins in with the cooking and eating!” the website states.
Within 24 hours of beginning their stay at The Ark, guests are expected to set goals for getting back on their feet. Expectations of how they plan to find permanent housing and employment are outlined, and weekly meetings are held to make sure these goals are met. “Each of our guests joins in setting and pursuing personal goals, finding employment, saving money, and keeping any appointments they may have.
“These are challenging goals for each of our guests but we are here to lend them support.”
Pictures of the art are posted online at https://www.facebook.com/TheArkElkin.
To reach Taylor Pardue, call 336-835-1513 ext. 15, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.