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Wed, Apr 21


Online Fundraiser


CAHS is participating in the Harrisonburg Great Community Give, inviting donations to help support gifting copies of the book, Portraits From the Human Faces Tour: Mental Health Struggles and Resilience, to inmates at jails and prisons, half-way houses, and community health centers across Virginia.

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Time & Location

Apr 21, 2021, 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM EDT

Online Fundraiser

About the event

The Center for Art, Humor & Soul is participating in the Harrisonburg Great Community Give with a perfect opportunity for you to get involved in a meaningful way! This is an opportunity to unite our community around causes we believe in, so we can together make a bigger difference in the world. 

Please join our campaign and help us reach our goal of $10,000! If we reach $5,000, we have donor promises to match that $5,000 to reach $10,000! Any size donation will help us get there. We ask for your help and that you reach out to friends and family and businesses who'd like to contribute to our project.

You can start donating NOW by following this link or following the link buttons above or below. Please do not donate directly on our website, but follow the links so that all funds count toward our total! Also, check out these additional opportunities to reach our goal if you donate at the following times! 

Rush Hour Power Hour Prize 5-6 PM: The non-profit who has the greatest number of donations will win an extra $1500! So get ready to make a donation of ANY size at that time! Sponsored by nTelos Wireless Foundation.

Golden Ticket 6-7 PM: A donor that gives a gift between 6PM-7PM will be randomly selected. That donor’s gift to the nonprofit will then be enhanced by $500. Sponsored by InterChange Group.

Finish Line Power Hour Prize 7-8 PM: This Prize rewards $1,500 if we receive the Most Dollars Raised between 7PM-8PM! Sponsored by Graves Light Wealth Management.


All funds raised will be used to send a copy of this important book, Portraits From the Human Faces Tour: Mental Health Struggles and Resilience, to every jail and prison in Virginia, as well as to half-way houses and mental health community centers.  The book features intimate stories and photographs from people across North America who attended a play by Ted Swartz about mental health and suicide and the impacts and resiliencies of the human spirit. It's an inside look at the power of vulnerability and resilience beyond roles or personality or circumstance. Persons with mental health disorders are incarcerated at high rates across the country.

In Virginia, almost 35% of incarcerated women and 17% of incarcerated men are reported to have some form of mental illness. Seldom do they receive the services they need. Our hope is that this book will find its way into the hands of those who need it, breaking through stereotypes and stigma, to find human connection.

We invite you to participate in any way you can! 

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