project leader
Porscha A
(Cleveland )
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Thanks for the support

the project

A.L.A.R.M. stands for Always Love And Respect Myself.  This program is for young girls ages 9-19 who struggle with self-esteem issues.  We designed the "LET'S PAINT ABOUT IT" art project to help support and address issues important to this group.  Our goal is to provide art classes that encourage expression, build confidence and teach various stress-relieving art techniques in a fun, positive environment. 

The program will provide art supplies, self-care packages (that will include hygiene & PPE items), art history lessons, and an exciting curriculum that will give these girls tools they can use for life. During these classes, girls will be free to show their feelings and unique artistic talent. The class is fit for beginners to learn or for expert artists to teach.  Overall, the group is centered on inclusivity.  

the steps

  1. Secure funding
  2. Purchase materials for class & hygiene items for care packages
  3. Kick-off social media marketing and email campaign to promote the program
  4. Enroll participants

why we're doing it

A.L.A.R.M. was created to empower, innovate, motivate, and build strength & confidence within young women.  During this pandemic, many young ladies are facing considerable odds in their homes & communities. Many struggle with low self-esteem. Our goal is to positively impact the lives of these ladies when they need it most. "LET'S PAINT ABOUT IT" opens the door for hard conversations to be had and for feelings to be put on paper.  This class will be the place where there are NO limits, NO stereotypes, NO impossible expectations of perfection and beauty. 


Disbursed budget 04.30.22

TOTAL RAISED = $3,271.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $163.55
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $49.07

Original budget:

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $163
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.

Art supplies - $1500

T-Shirts - $400

Care Packages & PPE items - $600

Stipends - $300

Final Class Facility - $200


Thanks for the support

Thanks to all our donors!  All the friends, family, community groups, small businesses, and each individual who pitched in with this project will be forever in our thoughts.  We are excited to start our project and would love for you all to join us. 


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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