High School students help homeless Veterans with Art

TOWSON, Md - Students with the National Art Honor Society at Towson High School have been hard at work for the past three weeks.  They are putting their artistic crafts to good use to benefit the fourth Annual Re-Start with Art Fundraiser.

It's a fundraiser to help homeless Veteran's battling addiction.

"The Veterans have given us so much.  They fought in war. We wanted to give back to them and show them that we appreciate what they've done and we wanted to help them out," said Mary Kallab, senior at Towson High School and President of the National Art Honor Society.

Students artwork will be auctioned off in a live auction at the fundraiser.  The proceeds help the Baltimore Station.

It's a residential recovery program for homeless Veterans.  Executives at the Baltimore Station were overwhelmed by the support from the students.

"It moved me to tears when I came in and saw the amount of work and effort that they put into this. They took time out of their schedule and their free time to give something of themselves and the talent that they have with the community," said Kim Callari with The Baltimore Station.

Students from six area high schools are participating in the fundraiser.  Each school is entering a different piece of art.

Towson High students decorated a trunk as their artwork to be auctioned off.  They painted a military uniform with boots and dog tags on the trunk.

Students are amazed to think the trunk might have went to war, possibly Vietnam with a service member.

"I thought it was great that we were able to give back because not everyone thinks about the opportunities that we have and it was great to give back and help people that are in need and have a direct impact and that we were able to find a way to help," said Eric Carlson, senior at Towson High School.

The Re-Start for Art Fundraiser will be held on Friday November 16th from 6pm to 9pm at the Church of the Redeemer at 5603 North Charles Street in Baltimore.

Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

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