CITY OF REFUGE, INC.
It takes more than a village... it takes a city!
Have a Part in Making Everyone's Voice Heard
Creative, Foster Kid, Adopted Kid, Parent Trying to Keep Their Family Together...
They All Need Their Voices Heard
Imagine a city where photographers raise the voices of musicians, musicians raise the voices of jewelry makers, and every family has a support system which raises the voices of the broken and left out.  This is what we are trying to create, and you are an important part of making this a reality!

If you would like to contribute to our goal of every voice being heard over the noise, please read on and find your place in our city of creatives and support systems for families.
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 COR COLLECTIVE
MORE THAN A VILLAGE
CONNECT THE CITY
VOLUNTEERS/
APPLICATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
COR COLLECTIVE
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    House Shows
    We are always looking for places to host our interactive concerts and house shows. Each of our gatherings showcase two musicians/bands, an artist, and a maker. 25% of the door price goes to City of Refuge, Inc., 25% goes to the host, and 50% is divided between the two bands/musicians. Hosts also get a one-of-a-kind memento created by one of our makers.
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    Fundraisers
    No city can survive without funding/support to keep it going. This is why we are always looking for new fundraising events/gatherings. If you would like to help us raise funds to keep COR Collective around and to get one step closer to our dreams and goals, please don't hesitate to contact us at (865)210-8643 or email contactus@cityofrefugeknox.org!
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    Sponsors For a Space
    Our big picture goal is to provide a space for our creatives to collaborate, learn, and grow together. This would have a band practice space, community-style recording studio, area for workshops/trainings, and an area to present/promote what our creatives are working on. In order to make this a reality, we need local businesses, organizations, and individuals to sponsor COR Collective.

If you are interested in contributing to any of these needs, please don't hesitate to call (865)210-8643 or e-mail kford@cityofrefugeknox.org !

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    Family Support System
    Are you a creative looking for a way to give back to the community and use your creativity to help a family cope with traumatic life situations? Project: More than a Village is always looking for people to join a families support system through encouragement, by example of healthy creative coping skills, and telling the family's story. You will not be alone and can make a real difference in the life of a family!
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    Music and Art Supplies
    Music and art supplies are not cheap. This is why we are always looking for donations of guitar strings, drum sticks, batteries, instruments, paints, brushes, canvas', etc. These supplies are then put into gift bags for our families we support.
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    Parent Night Out (or in)
    Another service we provide for our families are night outs for parents where childcare is provided and our parents get a chance to unwind and prepare for the week to come. Or, if the parents would rather have the house to themselves and their children out of the house, we provide a fun night out for the kids while the parents get a quite night in to get things done or to enjoy a night not having the responsibility of parenthood. We are always looking for business' to provide gift cards, discounts, or workshop experiences for a fun night out for the kids or the parents.
MORE THAN A VILLAGE

If you are interested in contributing to any of these needs, please don't hesitate to call (865)210-8643 or e-mail eford@cityofrefugeknox.org !

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    Parent/Artist Connection
    One of the ways which we connect our creatives and our families we support is through monthly gatherings called "Parent/Artist Connection". We meet to share stories, build connections, and learn about how one of our creatives uses their creative coping skills to cope with a tough life situation. We are currently looking for a place where we can hold a monthly gathering including food and a table to build community around.
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    Maker Fair Gatherings
    One way we connect our creatives and our families we support is through maker fair gatherings which showcase products our creatives are working on while giving the family's support system new ideas on how they can better support them. We are always looking for places to hold these maker fair gatherings at, as well as sponsors to make them more exciting and beneficial for our creatives.
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    DIY Gala
    One of the biggest days on a non-profit's fundraising calendar is #givingtuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Starting this #givingtuesday we would like to provide a DIY gala where the weeks leading up to it will consist of workshops on how to sew a dress or a suit, design your own jewelry, and other needed preparations for a gala on that day. We will be needing places to host these workshops, materials donated for the workshops, as well as a venue, food, and entertainment for the DIY gala.
CONNECT THE CITY

If you are interested in contributing to any of these needs, please don't hesitate to call (865)210-8643 or e-mail kford@cityofrefugeknox.org !

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Board of Directors

We need your leadership!

We are always looking for like-minded leaders to provide guidance to our team and ensure we are able to support our creatives and families for years to come.  If you have experience in foster care, adoption, art, music, or the maker arts please let us start the conversation with you about how you can proide this leadership to City of Refuge, Inc.
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    Fundraising
    We cannot bring in the money we need to survive on our own. We need people who can work as a team to figure out creative and innovative ways to get the money we need to work and grow our programs.
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    Marketing
    We cannot let our community know what we are up to and the ways we can support our families without a team of social media, networking, and word of mouth experts to spread the word and grow our city of creatives/families.
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    Special Events
    Love to plan events and the logistics of bringing everything together? Want to bring creatives, social workers, foster parents, and children from hard places together to have fun and learn from each other? Then, we need your help with our fundraising and special events planning!
VOLUNTEERS
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Your Story (life experiences, history with art/music, what makes you want to give, etc.)
Contribution:
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If you are interested in contributing to any of these needs, please don't hesitate to call (865)210-8643 or e-mail kford@cityofrefugeknox.org !

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