First-ever t-shirt design contest being held for Phoenix – A New Beginning

Phoenix - A New Beginning is distributing a call to area artists of all ages to help design the Phoenix - A New Beginning t-shirt. As a way to get the community involved, Phoenix - A New Beginning is holding its first ever t-shirt design contest.

The design will be featured on the shirts given to Phoenix Angels, our Volunteers, in the future as a token of our appreciation.

Designs must be submitted via email by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11th to marketing@phoenixanb.org. The winner will be announced on March 15th, 2016 on Facebook.

The design must:

•Include the official Phoenix - A New Beginning logo in full, unaltered form

•The design must reproduce well on a colored, cotton t-shirt. T-shirt color to be determined.

About Phoenix - A New Beginning

What is our mission?
To significantly reduce the Veteran and civilian homeless population in the Hampton Roads area by providing the necessary resources to the less fortunate so they may build productive and sustainable lives for themselves.

What do we do?
At Phoenix, we are dedicated to assisting homeless and in-need Veterans in the transition from the street to a sustainable life by offering meals, clothing, Crisis Intervention, Safety Planning, Emergency Transportation, Community Education, and Public Awareness. Although our main focus is the homeless Veteran population, we NEVER turn away ANYONE in need. Every life matters.

We are proud to say that 100% of our received donations and resources go right back into the community-to those it is intended for. We have been able to provide hot meals, other foodstuffs, clothing-especially with the current weather, furniture, etc. We strive to leave no one behind or untended, and in that regard we network with other local resources to find housing, education, employment, and all things necessary to build a sustainable life.

If we cannot personally handle an issue, we will find someone who can. And when others don't, Phoenix does.

More than 50 people have donated monetary and non-monetary items from October 2015 until today. the picture shows one of our Phoenix Angels, who baked more than 300 cookies by herself the day prior to the event on 01/30/2016. Our homeless and less-fortunate Veterans and Community Members are still raving about the cookies and are hoping to receive more on 02/27/2016, which is the date of our next Community Outreach event. Our clientele has reached 142 people since October and more are added every day. Our volunteers are those who repetitively assist Phoenix in the mission to help those in need.

For more information on the mission/vision of Phoenix - A New Beginning, please visit our Facebook page @ https://facebook.com/phoenixanb or our website @ http://www.phoenixanb.org.

Phoenix - A New Beginning is a non-profit Organization, IRS Status 501(c)3 pending │ EIN: 81-1120912

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