Love Beyond Walls uses art and creativity as a starting point to restore dignity to the homeless men, women and youth in Atlanta through their new social entrepreneurship program called Dignity Art. As homeless individuals who seek assistance from Love Beyond Walls often arrive with little hope and direction for their life, the goal of Dignity Art is to show people that their circumstances do not dictate their worth and offer them an opportunity at dignified and creative work.
The Dignity Art Program offers hope and direction by teaching the homeless how to take reclaimed wood and turn it into art that is then auctioned off to create income. Individuals like Bruce, who were unable to find work and struggling to survive on the streets, have been able to use their hands to produce and sell unique artwork made of reclaimed wood. Your bag of Cozzee coffee will help Love Beyond Walls build out their new Dignity Art Program project space called the Dignity Shed. The Dignity Shed will store materials and tools and provide a safe place for the individuals to create their art.
Hear more about this project from two men who are currently transitioning out of homelessness through the help of Cozzee and the Love Beyond Walls “Dignity Art” program in the video below.