Empowering our American Veterans through Art

$585 $3,415
Raised Remaining


This project allows Milwaukee Veterans to channel their PTSD feelings by creating sculptures with found objects. The Charles Allis Art Museum offers them a safe place to tell their story through art.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Where does one turn after placing their life on the line for their county? Whose life has suffered internal wounds that cannot be healed with bandages, whose wounds are never seen by others, but are felt everyday by a veteran. For some reason, their life has not been filled with a hero’s welcome but with buried stress and anxiety.

How will this project solve this problem?

Through the assistance of artists & art therapists from Milwaukee VA Hospital, veterans will channel their feelings & tell their stories through art. After a 4 week workshop veterans exhibit their work at the museum. Goal: offer program quarterly.

Potential Long Term Impact

*Create a sense of accomplishment & self-expression *Build self-esteem, self-confidence *Help them to face, conquer their fears & channel their anxieties through art *Give our veterans a public forum to share their experiences

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $585

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $585 .  The original project funding goal was $4,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Patty Redeker

Milwaukee, WI United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Empowering our American Veterans through Art
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