Gone to the Birds Gala

On September 18, 2014, RCAP Solutions Celebrated its 45th Anniversary by going to the birds! Over 250 attendees, made up of artists, business professionals, RCAP Solutions supporters and Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce members participated in a birdhouse auction, hosted by Skinner Auctions. Over 100 works of art were auctioned, raising over $16,000. 100% of the proceeds will support housing and homelessness prevention programs for Worcester County families.

We thank the many generous sponsors, talented artists, and the staff and volunteers who donated their time and talents and helped to make this event a great success!

Photos by Andrea Seward, Habakkuk Media Services.

 

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One Month Till We’re Gone to the Birds!

Today marks ONE MONTH until the Gone to the Birds Gala! And the Birdhouse Auction items keep rolling in…As of today, we have 117 items in house. We hope you are as excited as we are, it should be a fantastic event! Don’t wait, purchase your tickets today! http://www.rcapsolutions.org/register/

The Stone Birdhouse

Now that we are counting down these last few weeks until the Gone to the Birds Gala, we will highlight several birdhouses and works of art per day, so you can preview all of the amazing pieces that will be featured in the Birdhouse Auction in support of Homelessness Prevention!

“The Stone Birdhouse” created by Christopher Camosse, General Manager of Camosse Masonry Supply in Worcester. This unique (and heavy!) work of art was created using reclaimed stone and brick to create a birdhouse that will last a lifetime.

Baseball Fever!

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This Thursday, July 10, The Worcester Bravehearts baseball team will be celebrating “Gone to the Birds Night” to help us promote our upcoming September fundraising event, the “Gone to the Birds Gala”.

On this special evening, the players will be wearing one of a kind white and purple jerseys, featuring the Gone to the Birds Logo, that game attendees can bid on. The winning bidders will take home a jersey autographed by their favorite player that night.

As a special treat, we will be giving away “Birds Eye View” a Boston Red Sox themed birdhouse, painted by popular local artist and gigantic BoSox fan, Cheryl Hughes of Leominster, Ma.

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Cheryl and her charismatic artwork are well known in the central Mass community.  She is the owner of the Tinker’s Cart Irish Gift Store in Clinton, a local retail shop that is known for importing quality Irish goods for almost 30 years.

Most recently, Cheryl started Tinker’s Cart Art, a social painting event, hosted at a variety of venues around central Massachusetts and Maine, allowing attendees to get together with friends to paint a featured work of art in just a couple of hours.

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Cheryl’s art nights have become incredibly popular and most nights sell out.  She has also hosted a several painting parties for local organizations to host fundraisers.

Cheryl participated in the Wachusett Chamber’s  regional AppleArt! program, painting three apples for the highly successful regional community art project.  Several of her works of art have been purchased for display at Clinton Hospital,  the UMass Cancer Center in Worcester and The Department of Pediatrics at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center.

“Birds Eye View” will be on display during the July 10 Bravehearts game, when they take on the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks this Thursday at 7:05 PM.

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The only way to win this birdhouse is to text the word RCAP to 20222 using your cell phone.  One lucky participant will be randomly selected to win this awesome work of art. Participants may enter as many times as they wish.  A donation of $10 will be added to the participants phone bill or deducted from a prepaid balance for each text made.

All proceeds will support RCAP Solutions Homelessness prevention initiatives and families in Worcester County.