Volunteer Spotlight: New York Artist Inspired By Barrier Free Living’s Mission
“I came across your organization while looking for programs to plug into and contribute to during a vulnerable moment for our communities. I believe strongly in creating an environment free of abuse and bias, and your organization seems like one doing the work to ensure that belief,” says John.
Tapping into his creative skill set (and using bolts of fabric he had on hand) John began making bold, colorful masks for the hard working staff at Barrier Free Living’s shelter and programs.
No stranger to giving back, John has volunteered over the years at New York’s Anti-Violence Project and with Clay Studio, an after school program for low income families in Philadelphia. He says he is grateful to be able to add Barrier Free Living to his list of worthy causes to support.
“During this vulnerable and precarious time, I believe Barrier Free Living is doing tremendously important work serving our community. Making the masks was a gesture of gratitude and appreciation for the impact they’re making on the lives of New Yorkers. My hope is that these masks will brighten someone’s day if only to a fraction of what BFL does daily!”