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The 2020 Artist Plate Project, created in lieu of our annual event ARTWALK NY, was a tremendous success, raising $1.5 million to provide food, crisis services, PPE, housing, and other critical aid to thousands of homeless and at-risk New Yorkers during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. And so… we’re doing it again! The 2021 Artist Plate Project, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Coalition for the Homeless, will feature stunning and unique images by more than 40 world-renowned artists on limited-edition fine bone-china plates, which will go on sale to the public in November – just in time for the holidays. The sale of just one plate can feed 100 homeless and hungry New Yorkers. Check back for updates on participating artists, galleries, and our generous sponsors.
The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping individuals and families experiencing homelessness. We believe that affordable housing, sufficient food and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized, and in that time, we have given more than one million homeless New Yorkers a way off the streets. More people are now homeless in New York City than at any time since the Great Depression. The Coalition for the Homeless provides lifesaving relief to thousands of homeless New Yorkers each and every day. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we dramatically increased our direct services to meet the huge surge in need, and are now preparing for the difficult days ahead when the economic crisis is expected to bring a new wave of evictions, job loss, hunger, and homelessness. We thank you for your support of the Artist Plate Project.