Young Grand Prairie Artist Sells Paintings to Support People in Need, Raises Over $10,000
Jul 11, 2017 03:41PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger
Gallery: Gia, A Young Grand Prairie Artist [23 Images] Click any image to expand.
For starters, Gia was only 7 when she started this project in 2014. She also sells her paintings to raise the funds she needs to support her project.
Also, she is just one cool kid.
When Gia was 6, she saw a homeless man begging in the streets one freezing night. She was concerned that he would not be warm enough and decided she wanted buy him a Jacket.
That moment quickly blossomed into an idea of wanting to keep people warm year-round. As an artist herself, Gia decided to sell her own art to raise money to buy the homeless jackets and blankets during the wintertime. This movement has inspired other local Dallas artists to join, in an effort to raise money to buy not only blankets and jackets, but also socks, shoes, clothes and other items for families and people in need.
Creating and selling art is the way Gia is helping those in need within her community. Since the initial initiative to raise funds for jackets, she is now currently accepting donations to go towards water bottles to provide to those in need this summer. Her goal is to raise 10,000 water bottles, and has currently raised close to 4,000 bottles. Click here to donate.
We wanted to get to know Gia and hear her incredibly kind-hearted and inspiring story, so we reached out to her and her father, Geoffrey Woodrum, to get the inside scoop.
How has the response been in the community for your project? Do you feel supported?
How successful has it been so far?
What has been the most memorable moment so far?
When you are working on your art, what inspires you the most? What medium do you like to use?
Do you have any other hobbies you enjoy?