It is truly a community-wide effort. We've seen electricians, business folks, schools and doctors' offices come forward. Now local artists are helping us raise funds for the Apple Project.
Our goal is to raise money to build a free dental clinic for people who can't afford a dentist. Trends Home Décor in San Marco inspired local painters and other artists to use an apple theme for artwork creations.
Why apples? If you don't have healthy teeth, you can't bite into an apple. Many people are telling us they'd give anything to be able to crunch on a nice, juicy apple, but dental work is too expensive for them.
Lori Taylor, owner of Trends, says her own sister did not have dental insurance and her entire family faced the struggle of paying for needed dental care. So Taylor decided to pitch in and help our project.
The apple artwork from paintings to sculpted pieces to coasters to sketches to montages to collages, those could be a nice holiday gift. All proceeds go to help the Apple Project.
Trends Home Décor is on Hendricks Avenue in San Marco. You may contact the company at 1-904-346-1738 or visit them at 3919 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. 32207.
Some pieces have sold already, of course. But if you see a custom piece in the video story, just ask Taylor. Bet the artist would create another one for you!
First Coast News