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Supporting Brooklyn Community Services: A Special Print Series for Women's History Month

John Donohue | 13 March, 2024

            Supporting Brooklyn Community Services: A Special Print Series for Women's History Month

New beginnings are to be celebrated and honored. When I worked for Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) from 2017 to 2020, I not only had the privilege of engaging with so many folks who were dedicated to creating fresh opportunities for so many, I, myself, was starting over. I had recently left journalism and was building a new career in grant writing and nonprofit development.

One of my proudest accomplishments was securing the contract for BCS to work on The NYC Mural Arts Project, which aimed to destigmatize mental health issues. I'm a sincere believer in the power of art to help in that matter. Throughout my tenure at BCS, my art practice was instrumental in helping me think and apply my writing skills to help others. I'm so grateful for the support I received from the executive staff during my time there.

One of the things I was sad to miss out on (despite repeated attempts) was securing funding for a greenhouse in the garden at BCS's Transitional Living Community. TLC is a 30-bed women's shelter in East New York that works with those who have mental illness and are dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault, or trauma. BCS provides counseling, temporary shelter, and assistance to secure permanent housing, an essential step in any new beginning.

In honor of Women's History Month, I'm thrilled to announce a special initiative to support BCS's vital work. I'm offering a limited edition print signed by me and renowned women-run restaurant owners from Fish Cheeks, Vineapple Cafe, Lovely Day, and Librae Bakery. This exclusive 9x12 print on premium Innova Etching Cotton Rag IFA-22 paper is a true collector's item. And the best part? 100% of the proceeds from this print will benefit BCS's TLC. 

Won't you join me in helping their garden grow?