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About Art4TheHomeless
Imagine... a movement inspired by the arts to open the eyes of Americans to the plight of their own people. Imagine, through art, music and poetry, we are shining a much needed light on our own crisis: HOMELESSNESS

Art4TheHomeless was once a blog called Colors of Ink with Blogcharm, which closed down. Nutang, became the new home of Colors of Ink and was renamed Art4TheHomeless, by a really good friend, Samantha Medd. She is now the Co-Founder of Art4TH.

Now Art4TH is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization that unites artists of all venues to promote homeless awareness in the US.

Art4TH does this through the Art4TH Webzine, a monthly online magazine that features a musician whose music plays throughout the website, a feature artist, and a feature writer while also featuring a homeless relief organization. All artists featured retain their copyrights and all of it is free. If you would like to be a featured artist, musician, or writer contact me at [email protected]

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My birthday is tomorrow and I am
Tuesday. 11.3.09 9:10 am
....working! As I look back on this past year, I thank God for all the good things that have come to pass in my entire life. In 1991, the day before my 10th birthday, we were living in a condemned trailer with nothing but water in White, GA. Our family wanted nothing to do with us--those who knew of our existance--so my last day of school was my tenth birthday. That day, we left. Mom had her welfare check and bought me a Monopoly game and we drove. We ran out of gas in Texas where a church gave us money to get to Shreveport, LA, where we stayed in a homeless shelter. That shelter, The Providence House, and the kind people--the kind STRANGERS who had their own families but cared about us, inspired me all of my life.

As I look back on that today, I realize that my whole life has been that of survival, and of hope. It's not about making it to the next day, but it's about being inspired to go on, being filled with hope that not only you WILL make it, but YOU may be able to help others make it as well. Art4theHomeless is my dream, and it will be my light, it will be the inspiration of others to survive--to know that they are not alone as they go through their trials. Not only is God with them, but there are people like myself who have been where they are and are devoting their lives to make a difference.

All I wanted this year for my birthday is this one thing: To incorporate Art4TH in the STATE of GA which is the first step in becoming a nonproft organization. It's done--that step. So this year, I will be working the morning shift, and tomorrow night, who knows :)

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Art4TheHomeless Board of Directors and Officers
Thursday. 10.22.09 2:58 pm
Since this blog has many feeds on different websites, some which do accept html formatting and some that do not, I am using ~~~ as spaces or line breaks.~~~~

Art4TH Board of Directors~~~~~~~

Johnna Crider~~
Yvette Dubel~~
Denise Thompson~~~~~~~

Art4TH Officers~~~~~~~

President: Johnna Crider~~
Secretary: Johnnie Crider~~
Treasurer: Johnna Crider~~
Literary Liaison: Gabriel Averett~~
Visual Arts Liaison: Paola DiGiovanni~~
Performing Arts Liaison: OPEN~~
Public Relations Officer: OPEN~~~~~~


To ALL Art4TH Members: Art4TH has free members, meaning you don't have to pay any dues. Please read the Bylaws below to learn all the details. Membership details are in the ADDENDUM TO BYLAWS.~~~~~~~

To see the BYLAWS, ADDENDUM TO BYLAWS and ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION for Art4TheHomeless go to:~~~ http://www.art4thehomeless.org/page/governance-1

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Wednesday. 10.21.09 8:55 pm
Art4TH wants to introduce a Sponsorship Program.

Art4TH is looking for sponsors to either financially support Art4TH OR Support Art4TH through ONLINE PROMOTION~~what that means is that you add Art4TH as a link on your website and Art4TH will do the same~~If you DONATE money to Art4TH, you will also be featured as a Sponsor on the Art4TH website.

Interested? Email me at [email protected]

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7 Cheese Chicken and Mushroom sauce with Angel Hair
Sunday. 10.11.09 7:37 pm
This is what I am having for dinner tonight yummm

Get some portobella mushrooms and some baby bella mushrooms

You will also need red pepper, green onions, olive oil, Kroger brand Sandwich Oil mix with Oregano, ground pepper, ground Italian herbs, one tomato.
You will also need (depending on how many you are trying to serve) a chicken breast. I only fixed this for two and I never measure.

Okay. Chop all the veggies and chicken up and throw it in the frying pan. Saute for a few minutes.

Cook some angel hair pasta. When that's done, be sure to strain and rinse with COLD WATER

Back to the sauteed veggies and chicken

Get a small bowl and a couple teaspoons of flour. mix with a little warm water and stir really fast. Put in with the vettgies. Now get the mixed cheese packs: I used the Kroger brand 6 cheese--mozzerella, parmesan, romano, asaigo, provelone and fontina. Also use some chedder cheese and mix a little milk. Stir.


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Sunday. 10.11.09 5:37 pm
Motivational author, Danielle Pierre, will be a guest speaker on the show BlogTalk Radio, which will commence on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 9 PM EST to talk about her walk across California from San Francisco to San Diego to bring awareness and aid to the victims of domestic abuse and homelessness.

The link to the show is http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorspeak.
Anyone may log in to listen to the show and participate in the Chat Room discussions. You must be registered as a host or a listener on the BlogTallk Radio site to actively use the Chat Room. To register, just log on to http://www.blogtalkradio.com and click the "REGISTER" link on the LOG IN page.

The call-in number is 1-646-716-8513.
You may call in just to listen to the show, but if you are a Guest or wish to speak during the show, just press the '1' on your phone keypad and we will be alerted that you wish to speak live on the air. Otherwise, you may just listen to the program.

NOTE: If you are waiting to speak on the program, PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE until you are called to speak so that background noise will not be heard during the program. I will have all Guests mikes muted until they are ready to speak, but this step will insure a clear and enjoyable experience for all.


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Art4TH Incentives
Wednesday. 10.7.09 8:46 am
Hey everyone! I know you are wondering about the incentives to be sent out. Some of then will be sent out Thursday, not all because i have to wait for more money to come in to send them off. This week I will be filing the Articles of Incorp for Art4TH and GA State Law requires that I file with the Fulton CTY Daily Report also which is an extra $40. I will send that off today, file the articles on Friday to give them a head start on the article.

Some of the incentives will be sent of tomorrow :) so I know you are excited about that!!

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Art4TH recognized by US Gov't as resource
Friday. 10.2.09 1:39 pm
The Homelessness Resource Center is sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services' Sister organization Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (www.samhsa.gov) has set up a page for Art4TH with a direct link to the Art4TH Website

Also, pretty soon I will be having a Q&A Session interview with the Homelessness Resource Center about Art4TH and they will email that to all of their supporters and sponsors!! Super YAY for us!!!!!!

Here's the link to the web page they set up for Art4TH


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Art4TH as NonProfit
Wednesday. 9.30.09 1:52 pm
The first step is done. I reserved the name with the GA Sec of State and am now waiting on approval. Once I receive the approval and certificate of name reserved, I will be able to file the articles of incorporation for Art4TH. In a few minutes, YOU will be able to see the Articles online at www.art4thehomeless.org Of course, the Directors' addresses will be blanked out for privacy reasons but their names will be available.

To see the articles on line go to


Roll the mouse over the link ABOUT ART4TH at the top of the page


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