Last week, we asked our readers to please nominate The Chicago Lighthouse for the Art From The HeART project. Held each February by Jeff Hanson, a multi-talented artist who is visually impaired and a good friend of The Lighthouse, this project nominates U.S. charities for the chance to win an original acrylic painting. The top five charities are announced on Facebook, and fans have the opportunity to vote for the charity of their choice. The charity with the most likes will win the painting.
Thanks to your help, The Chicago Lighthouse made it to the top five nominated charities! However, we’re not there just yet! Please vote for The Chicago Lighthouse to win the original painting by liking Jeff Hanson’s Facebook page. Next, scroll through the separate posts for each charity, and “like” The Chicago Lighthouse logo on Jeff Hanson’s Facebook page. Voting is open until this Monday, and the winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day at 5 p.m. If selected to win, the piece of art will be auctioned at our Seeing What’s Possible Gala on June 9. All proceeds will benefit the 39 Lighthouse programs and services supporting people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veterans.
Although visually impaired since childhood, Jeff Hanson has never let his disability stop him from pursuing his dreams. To date, over 200 nonprofit organizations have benefited from his artwork. Jeff’s paintings hang in the homes of famous personalities and art collectors, including Sir Elton John, Warren E. Buffett, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., John Cena and many others. Throughout his career, Jeff has also received many honors and recognitions. You can read his full biography on this page.
Please vote for The Chicago Lighthouse by “liking” our logo on Jeff Hanson’s Facebook page! Together we can continue making a difference in the lives of countless individuals who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veterans in need of our critical services. On behalf of all of us at The Chicago Lighthouse, thank you for your support!