- GIVING BACK
Over the last few years I have donated hundreds of art prints to organizations closest to my heart, organizations that help bring happiness and healing to children. Here are just a few of the organizations that I support: Juliette’s House, Baby2Baby.org, K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations), Forever Changed International aka Dori’s Promise, Dwell With Dignity, Venice Family Clinics, Children's Center in Oregon City, Oregon, A Family Place, Albertina Kerr, and the Underground Railroad (an organization dedicated to end child trafficking around the world).
OPERATION UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
I was very excited when I found out that 20 of my art prints went with the Operation Underground Railroad rescue team on their latest mission to the Dominican Republic. In their latest rescue efforts, they were able to rescue 26 children and put 9 individuals behind bars. The children were then sent to two orphanages in Haiti where they can begin to rebuild their lives.
I receive such joy in knowing my art is going to these orphanages to add a little color to the otherwise blank walls. While I cannot be there personally, I feel my art is traveling around the world on my behalf giving a hug to each child.
For more information how you might become involved go to: https://www.ourrescue.org/
CHILDREN'S CENTER, OREGON CITY, OREGON
On June 14, 2014 Children's Center received five canvas prints from my 2014 collection which will be installed on the walls of several of their initial intake rooms. I am very blessed to be even a small part of the healing process for children affected by abuse.
VENICE FAMILY CLINICS
Venice Family Clinics is the largest free clinic in the nation and is supported by volunteers from UCLA. The Clinic received twenty-five of Judith Raye’s art prints for the walls of their new pediatric clinic in the network of Venice Family Clinics. According to Roseann Hermann, Venice Family Clinic Advisory Board Member, “your artwork will make well children happier and sick children less sick.” For more information see: http://www.venicefamilyclinic.org/
In early 2011 I became a corporate sponsor of Baby2Baby.org donating many prints for their use in decorating homes for mothers and children coming out of domestic violence situations. Baby2Baby has even used some of my prints as graduation gifts to parents completing parenting programs. There are also several of my prints on the walls of several inner city classrooms. I have been told the children light up when they see them on the wall, and that my art is changing the lives of children in the inner city of LA. For more information: See www.Baby2Baby.org
Also, during early 2011 I began a partnership with Juliette’s House by donating several framed art prints for their annual auction and for display at their center. My art images hang at the eye level of a five year old child in the halls of Juliette’s House in McMinnville, Oregon. Juliette’s House is a place for children who have been sexually or physically abused come with their custodial parents or relatives to navigate the legal process. The children come to Juliette’s House to meet with counselors, investigators and doctors in a safe and nurturing environment filled with stuffed animals and happy, whimsical art. See www.julietteshouse.com
FOREVER CHANGED INTERNATIONAL AKA DORI'S PROMISE
Dori’s Promise is located in Guatemala and was established to care for children who have been abandoned by their family. I sent 40 of my art prints to Dori’s Promise for decorating their children’s rooms. I was excited when I found out that some of those prints made their way to children in the ghettos of Guatemala. For more information:
DWELL WITH DIGNITY
I worked with Dwell With Dignity to provide art prints for their use in decorating homes for families starting over. Their mission is help families escape poverty and homelessness through design one room at a time. They are using some of my art prints to decorate the walls of domestic violence survivors. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/DwellwithDignity