When local artist Jeremy Searcy organized "Living Right" in March, our community united around art and our mission of ending the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. The success of the art and photo exhibit at Hobie Surf Shop in San Clemente, also co-hosted by SanO Boardriding Co., inspired another art-fueled event to benefit Project Hope Alliance: Hope At Hurley. And hope-filled it was.
On Saturday, August 26, our community reunited to support artists and the kids and families we serve. A dozen Southern California and international surf artists generously donated their work to the event, which took place at Hurley HQ—right across the street from our own headquarters. Guests scored the opportunity to take artworks home with them via a silent auction, which benefitted Project Hope Alliance.
Thanks to the incredible outpouring of support, a whopping $4,000+ was raised in just three hours for the kids! We are beyond grateful for the spirited giving demonstrated by our Hope At Hurley attendees.
Endless gratitude to:
- Jeremy Searcy for spearheading a second successful giving event.
- Hurley for opening their awesome Town Hall Building to our mission.
- Participating artists Jeremy Searcy, Matt Allen, Lizzy Artwork, Jonas Claesson, Aaron Godina, Ryan Longnecker, Joe Vickers, Erik Abel, Eric Harrington, Fabian Lavater, Jeff Allee, and I Love Dust.
- All attendees!
- Woodsnap for sponsoring Hope At Hurley and supporting the event in a number of ways, including printing artwork and a variety of signage, providing volunteers and a door prize, building a custom cutout board and custom corn hole sets, promoting the event, and more.
- TK Burgers for rolling in for dinner.
Woodsnap has even extended their support by pledging to donate 20% to Project Hope Alliance when customers use promo code "#forthekids" at checkout.