Furnishings and the Arts Improve Lives

Ellie Josephson, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Photo: Ellie Josephson, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. Used with permission.

At the Vancouver (Wash.) School of Arts and Academics, students decorated and furnished a housing unit affiliated with Open House Ministries. A $2,000 grant from Lowe’s not only helped them improve the housing unit at this family homeless shelter, but also allowed them to create a community garden for the residents.

The ongoing project includes teaching workshops to make arts accessible to all and improve life at the shelter. To learn more, view the students’ Community Service contest PowerPoint at: http://bit.ly/2wvmJLz and videos of them in action below: