Mar 23, 2013 – Pop Artist Perry Milou joins forces with ACHIEVEability, Food For Thought, a non-profit organization that provides a dynamic resolution to homelessness. The annual fundraiser, held at the beautiful Urban Outfitters flagship headquarters at the Philadelphia Navy Yard will feature many of Philadelphia’s best chefs as well as a live painting demonstration and art auction by Pop master artist Perry Milou.
“Since 1981, ACHIEVEability has been breaking the cycle of poverty by helping low-income, single parent and homeless families to achieve self-sufficiency. We believe that housing is a necessary first step to ending poverty, and we develop our own program housing to help stabilize families. We know that in order to truly achieve permanent self-sufficiency and financial freedom, education is the key. We encourage all of our parents to work at least 30 hours per week and to complete at least 5 classes per year toward a post-secondary degree or its equivalent.”
ACHIEVEability offers financial, educational, parental, personal development and housing strategies of people to gain the knowledge and opportunity to become self sufficient. There are always numerous and various volunteer opportunities available; please consider donating time and talent to this excellent cause.
“It was an honor to again to work side by side with a fantastic charity in an artistic fundraising effort,” says Perry Milou, of his philanthropic involvement with the charity. “Painting live on stage, I finished off a fabulous 3-D pop oil painting of iconic Geno’s Steak on 9th street in South Philadelphia titled “THE GREAT GENOS”. The 48/36 inch oil was purchased by ACHIEVEability board member Tim Thornton for over $2000, all of which was donated back to the charity. Great thanks to Tim, Marcus Allen and the entire Food for Thought team”.
To purchase a print of “The Great Genos”, please visit our SHOP.
For information about my charity work, please visit my PHILANTHROPIC page.