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The Pamela Madore Group At Keller Williams Realty Is Hosting An Art Show By the PARC
The PARC is a non-profit Adult Rehabilitation Center (http://www.theparc.net/)
It isn't just a place to come "hang out", although, if that is what you want to do that is fine. There is a myriad of activities.
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Daily there are classes taught about subjects ranging from how to fill out a job application to how to create a mosaic piece of art.
The PARC was a vision of Valerie Gooch and Robert Lee, among others, to fill a void that isn't being filled by the Salvation Army, Food Banks, and medical facilities. The PARC is a complement to these facilities.
You can drop by anytime just to see what is happening and to sit and talk to someone that lives on the street and find out who they are and why they ended up on the street. There are some pretty incredible stories.
Occasionally, we have Art Shows where the members put their talents to use and spend weeks creating things to put in the share. They take great pride in their work and are always excited to see if what they made sells. They feel that this is a ways to give back to a place that has become a big family of people.
We don't put prices on any of the items. They are sold by donation only. The pieces you see in this article are pieces that I was fortunate enough to purchase and I treasure them.
It is always a bitter-sweet moment when someone has worked through the system and found a job and a place to live and no longer needs the daily activities of the PARC. Lifelong friendships are developed.
The honor and privilege of being a volunteer at the PARC has taught me a lot. I often think it is better therapy for me to visit with them than the other way around. Now when I see a homeless person on the corner I don't have the little fear or maybe revulsion. Now I see them as real people that fell on hard luck.
We are always looking for volunteers to come and teach classes. Please contact me if you are interested in helping.
Remember, just your presence and interest is a gift to our members.
For more information contact me or The PARC (http://www.theparc.net/
413 SW 6th Ave.
Amarillo, TX 79101
Keller Williams Realty.