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Nonprofit Gabriel’s Angels Board of Young Professionals Hosts Second Art Benefit Event on February 20 at the Allstate Appliance Showroom
Phoenix, AZ – January, 20, 2015 – Gabriel’s Angels, a Phoenix-based non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of Arizona’s abused, neglected, and at-risk children through the use of healing pet therapy teams, announced today that voting is now open for its Paw Prints event. Paw Prints, hosted by the Gabriel’s Angels Board of Young Professionals, tasked twelve guest artists, who are well-known members of the community, with producing a painting of their choice over the course of thirty days.
Confirmed guest artists currently include: Chelsey Davis – Morning Traffic Anchor, CBS5; Jennifer Kaplan – Owner, Evolve PR; Howler – Arizona Coyotes, Mascot; Joe Courtney – Phoenix Suns, Retired; Kyrsten Sinema – Congresswoman, District 9; Andy Izquierdo – VP Corporate Affairs, PetSmart; Kolby Granville – Tempe City Councilman; Tom Ambrose – Community Leader/Volunteer; Thelda Williams – Phoenix City Councilwoman; and Laura Goodhue – Representing Gabriel’s Angels Board of Young Professionals.
The guest artists’ personalized canvases will be auctioned off during February 20, 2015 event hosted at Allstate Appliance Showroom in Scottsdale from 7:30-9:30pm. Proceeds from Paw Prints 2015 will help Gabriel’s Angels continue to serve approximately 14,000 children around in Arizona. Members of the public will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite painting by donating $10 per vote or $100 per 20 votes, with the top three paintings earning a People’s Choice award. Judges’ Choice awards will also be issued at the event.
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About Gabriel’s Angels
Entrepreneur and former CEO Pam Gaber founded Gabriel’s Angels in 2000 after witnessing the positive impact her Weimaraner, Gabriel, had on the children of the Crisis Nursery when he appeared at a holiday party. Gabriel’s Angels’ mission is to deliver healing pet therapy to at-risk children, nurturing their emotional development and enhancing the quality of their lives forever.
The organization has nearly 175 registered pet therapy teams, which volunteer at over 118 agencies to increase the overall sense of well-being and happiness for children in crisis. The program is designed to help children develop critical core behaviors, such as trust, empathy, respect, tolerance, and self-esteem in an effort to intervene in and end the cycle of violence. For more information about becoming a Therapy Team or volunteer, please call 602-266-0875 or visit www.GabrielsAngels.org