Recently, the organization, 10,000 Beds toured Soberman’s Estate, and we resonated with their mission and agreed to partner with them. The idea for 10,000 Beds was conceived in the fall of 2014. 10,000 Beds unique model of partnering with treatment programs directly for the donation of scholarship beds is recognized as innovative and effective throughout the behavioral health industry. 10,000 Beds partners with addiction treatment programs which provide at least one scholarship (bed) per year. 10,000 Beds is then able to offer these 100% donated scholarships to qualifying 10,000 Beds scholarship applicants who want and need help but are without resources.
Our first question was, how can we support 10,000 Beds mission?
First, we want to share information about how treatment centers can partner with 10,000 Beds through the following link to offer a scholarship bed for those seeking treatment:
Second, 10,000 Beds is having a “Gratitude Gala” on Saturday, March 21 at The Phoenix Art Museum and promises to be a terrific event. They are currently in the process of procuring items for the silent auction that will take place at the gala. Their goal is to raise $50,000 in silent and live auctions. Proceeds raised through the event will support individuals seeking treatment for addiction through the 10,000 Beds scholarship program. “We envision a world where individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder are not sidelined because of their past, but welcomed, embraced and included as valuable, lovable people with limitless futures.” – Founder, Jean Krisle
Special thanks to Lucy Dickens who donated a piece of artwork entitled “Morning Glory” which is a 16x20 Giclee print on canvas, custom framed. The value is $350. Lucy has been kind enough to include the story about this painting below.
“While staying with friends on their houseboat at Lake Powell, we decided to go for an early morning hike to the dam. Peeking through the shadows were these brilliant prickly pear blooms opening to catch the morning sun. Watching the bee buzz in and out collecting his nectar was a wonderful little gift. The desert can seem a harsh and dry environment and often it is, yet the spring blooms are something special to experience. It reminds me of our lives, often our circumstances can be difficult and harsh, even painful and yet there is always light and beauty when you look for it, something to be grateful for.”
Lucy is currently showing her Safari Adventures series collection of 14 paintings which is on exhibit at the Phoenix Zoo’s “Art on the Wild Side” juried exhibition.
“Art on the Wild Side” is a great collaboration between The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo and select local artists to display their work in our new Savanna Gallery. This rotating exhibit enhances our guests’ experience to not only see live animals on Zoo grounds, but also be inspired by the beautiful artwork along the walls of the Gallery, helping us communicate the importance of national and international conservation efforts.
Exhibited artwork embraces the mission of the Phoenix Zoo: to advance the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.” -Linda Hardwick, Director of Communications, ACNC/Phoenix Zoo.
Lucy is joined by artist Joye DeGoede and Ann Peyton. A portion of the painting sale proceeds benefit the Zoo’s conservation initiatives. Zoo admission is required.
Lucy Dickens was part of the initial planning of making Soberman’s Estate the serene and beautiful environment which it is today. Throughout our entire estate, many of Lucy’s art works are adorned on the walls. The private tranquility of the desert and its wildlife creates the ideal setting for recovery and renewal from alcoholism and drug dependency and her artwork brings the beauty of the Sonoran Desert indoors.
About Lucy Dickens Fine Art:
Gallery and Studio in Carefree open for art events and by appointment
34820 N Whileaway Rd., Carefree AZ
About Soberman’s Estate: The recovery program of choice for professionals and executives to recover from addictions is Soberman’s Estate. Soberman’s Estate is a confidential, discreet, licensed residential treatment center located 30 miles north of Phoenix, Arizona. Soberman’s Estate has developed an integrative addiction recovery program that effectively treats all addictions and underlying mental health issues. We understand the specific needs of the professional and executive, and if you or someone you know, is considering treatment for addiction, please call 480-595-2222 for a complimentary consultation and please visit www.SobermansEstate.com