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Join Us for Our Annual Art and Experience Auction

Join Us for Our Annual Art and Experience Auction

March 23, 2023

Join us in celebrating local artists and experiences while supporting Art Therapy at Mel Trotter Ministries.

We are currently accepting donations of artwork and/or local experiences for our Art & Experience Auction! We would love to showcase your artwork or experience to our vast community of supporters. Your donation to the Silent Auction helps MTM sustain its Art Therapy program, which is crucial in helping guests overcoming trauma. In addition, we welcome you to attend the event on Thursday, March 23, 2023. For further information, or to submit your artwork or experience, please contact Heather Osterink at 616-588-8753 or [email protected].

All pieces must be submitted by Friday, February 3, 2023. All submissions subject to approval.

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Transforming Lives

“It’s a really amazing program,” said Vanessa*. “After seeing my husband complete his GED, it gave me the courage to go get mine.”

Simon and Vanessa

Simon and Vanessa both grew up in the inner city. “Life was just life, so we got used to it,” she said. What that life looked like was this: Simon did not complete high school. He became a father as a teenager, prior to his marriage to Vanessa. Upon meeting her and starting their own family together, the couple wanted to further their lives.

*names and photos changed to protect the privacy of our guests

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