by Barbie Clervil
Branches United Methodist Is the nonprofit organization I selected for this poster campaign series. The reason I chose them is simply because they are more than an organization. THE reason I state that their more than an organization is due to the fact that they see each other as a second family. Branches United Methodist is an institution that works with youth and adults to assist them in their lives and guide them hand in hand.MY poster series was created to embody the Code and mentality of the staff at Branches. Which is to go, and lend a helping hand, whether it be for the community or a member of the congregation. The reason I chose to use hands for the main visuals was due to the fact that Branches takes it to the next step. Instead of an organization building itself up. The people of Branches band together as a collective to build the world around. Which demonstrated to me personally that this was an institution that I could see myself being apart off.
All in all Branches is program is structured in a three tier set up. In which the grow programs help enrich and build students that fall in to the Grades of Kindergarten through 5th grade. While the Climb Program is structured for middle school and high school students. Finally the achieve program which helps with managing finances and prepping you to battle the real world.
My Angel with Paws: non-profit organization
I worked with the non-profit organization called My Angel with Paws to create a series of 10 posters to bring awareness. They are an 100% volunteer based organization located in Deland, FL who are committed to expanding public understanding and knowledge of the needs of children and adults with disabilities through the rescuing, breeding, training, placement and continuing education of service dogs in the state of Florida. One of their main goals while training these dogs is to help people with disabilities live fuller, more independent lives.
I knew that I wanted to work with an organization that either dealt with dogs or people with disabilities and this was the perfect blend of both. I myself have three dogs and they bring an incredible amount of joy to my life, so I can imagine what an impact they have on someone with a disability.
The concept I went with of these really large dogs is to emphasize the importance that the dogs have on children and adults with disabilities. I wanted them to be bright and positive and for there to be something that stands out to catch someone’s attention and encourage them to come closer and read the text that provides some educational feedback on the type of service these dogs provide.
For more information: myangelwithpaws.org