Students use art to raise money for The Children's Home Capital Campaign

CATONSVILLE, Md - Some Baltimore area students are putting their artwork to good use.  It's part of FACES 2012.

The Children's Home in Catonsville is working on art pieces for an upcoming fundraiser.  This year's theme is "The Process of Recycling Our Lives."  The Children's Home provides a safe haven and nurturing environment for abused, neglected or abandoned children.

Each week students participate in workshops to transform recycled materials into beautiful pieces of artwork and jewelry.  The pieces will be auctioned off at the fundraiser.

The money raised will support upgrades and the expansion capital campaign at the Children's Home.  The money will also help rebuild cottages for the students which date back to the 1920's.

Students and administrators are excited to show off the artwork at the fundraiser.

"It's an expression of our kids actual experiences with what they have gone through.  We want the community to identify with the faces of our youth and what's behind the artwork," said Andre Cooper, CEO The Children's Home.

FACES 2012 will be held on Wednesday October 17th.  The event runs from 6 to 9pm at the American Visionary Art Museum at 800 Key Highway in Baltimore.  Tickets are $70 per person.  For more information please call 410-744-7310 or log onto http://www.thechildrenshome.net

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