Help Lighthouse Foundation #BREAKTHEPATTERN of youth homelessness

15-Jun-2021

Today’s the start of something special and we are so excited to share it with you all. Our 2021 bright, colorful and eye-catching fundraising campaign is called #BREAKTHEPATTERN, and we promise it's a goodie! 

This winter, we’ve teamed up with iconic artists, Ken Done and Cassie Byrnes, to create a campaign that uses bright and colorful ART to help spread awareness and #BREAKTHEPATTERN of youth homelessness. The intricate and detailed pieces by these two incredible artists have been turned into downloadable screensavers and backgrounds for anyone and everyone to download and display after making a donation! 

It’s simple, we’re asking Australian’s to swap their backgrounds to raise critical funds and awareness for some of our country’s most vulnerable young people. You can help in 3 easy steps:

1. DONATE – as much as you can – even if it’s a few dollars, at www.breakthepattern.org.au
2. DOWNLOAD your very own limited edition Ken Done or Cassie Byrnes screensavers and digital backgrounds via your email receipt
3. DISPLAY – Proudly encourage your friends to support, share and generate awareness in their own circles.
 

Cassie and Ken’s intricate and patterned artworks, with their repeated shapes and stokes, provide something visually beautiful to look at, but they may also make you think about other patterns you see in the world. Maybe you think of hexagons in a bee’s hive or stripes at a zebra crossing?

At Lighthouse, we are reminded of the 44,000 homeless kids in Australia who have often experienced patterns of violence, abuse, and neglect throughout their young lives leading them to homelessness. Without our charity’s intervention, therapeutic support and safe homes, these negative patterns would often continue. Because when a child learns dysfunctional behaviour, they absorb it and teach it to their own children, until there are generations of people who have learned these behaviors. This is a pattern we encounter daily at Lighthouse, and when we welcome a new vulnerable young person into our care, it’s our mission to give them the skills to leave their own positive mark in the world – to create a healthy pattern for them to pass on. But, we can only #BREAKTHEPATTERN of youth homelessness with your support.

Simply DONATE, DOWNLOAD, AND DISPLAY your striking new background or screensaver at breakthepattern.org.au, let it spark conversation, and help us raise awareness and critical funds for vulnerable young people.

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