Gathering for Women is holding its First Annual Art Fair. The event takes place online with seventeen well-known local artists selling their works and donating proceeds to GFW.
Homeless women taking arts and crafts classes at GFW will also participate during this exceptional program. Proceeds from the sale of their work will all go to the women themselves.
Please visit gatheringforwomen.org/art fair to view all the available arts and crafts.
DATES: September 25th to September 30th
REGISTRATION: Please visit https://www.gatheringforwomen.org/
DETAILS: The Event is free. Art and Crafts are on sale to benefit Gathering for Women and GFW homeless women artists.
GATHERING FOR WOMEN IS STILL SERVING OUR GUESTS
For the past several months most of us were sheltering in place, fearful to leave home, wiping down everything, and washing our hands constantly. The Peninsula was a ghost town with only the homeless on the streets. Imagine the fear of this invisible virus when you cannot shelter in your own home, or take a hot shower and put on clean clothes, or even wash your hands. For homeless women, there is no place to call home.
Homelessness can happen to anyone – especially during this pandemic and economic downturn. We expect to see our numbers increase in the months ahead as the toll of unemployment, economic uncertainty and COVID require more women to seek help. However, homelessness does not have to equal hopelessness.
Our Day Center has remained open during the pandemic with a skeleton staff and volunteers providing services. With the Food Bank stretched beyond capacity, we were able to partner with local restaurants to ensure nutritious takeout meals for our guests. In turn, restaurants were able to keep their workers employed.
For additional information please contact https://www.gatheringforwomen.org/about-us.html.