A creative group of artists with mental illnesses first began planning in November of 1996 for an art show at a NAMI-IL Conference. We called ourselves The Awakenings Art Show. Awakenings Project's mission is to assist artists with psychiatric illnesses in developing their creative abilities through all the arts. Now, 20 years later, we encompass visual art, music, literary arts and theater. We need your help to keep going! Keeping our art studio in Elgin costs $250/month or $3,000 per year. Producing an issue of The Awakenings Review costs over $3,000. Please, buy from Schwan's, get great food, and support us! By placing an order through Schwans.com a portion of the sales will come back in support of our campaign!


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We have a step-by-step task list to help run a successful fundraising campaign. You can find it by clicking "Manage my fundraiser profile"

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- Irene O'Neill


Welcome to your new campaign!

We've put together a step-by-step task list to help you recruit a fundraising team to help reach your goal. You can find it under the "Manage" tab or by clicking the button below.

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