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Essential Services

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Essential Links and Testimonials

www.justlovemusic.com  “It is a pleasure to know Michelle Finnegan both as a friend and work companion.  Her artwork inspires the soul and comes form the heart…We have combined forces more than once to promote healing and art in our community…” Frank Smith, Naples Guitarist (recently joined the Essential Art team to celebrate Earth Day at the Conservancy)
www.NaturalHealthWeb.com is one of the most complete guides to information about Natural Health and Alternative Medicine on the Internet.  It is designed to be an organized directory, with articles, free Newsletters and descriptions of many of the most important Natural Health and Alternative Medicine Web Sites on the World Wide Web.  NaturalHealthWeb lists EssentialArt.org as a source for visual healing and homeopathy.

Essential Organizations

Children / Community

The Ally Foundation works to raise awareness and create legislations to prevent repeat offenders from committing future crime.  Raises money to support some of Ally’s favorite children’s charities.  Ally was a friend of Michelle’s and an actress in one of her films, “Hung Jury”.
Immokalee Friendship House  provides food shelter and outreach services to the area’s neediest
Grace Place provides “bright beginnings” for new mothers with infants teaching basic parental skills as well as after school tutorial programs for elementary school children and middle school children.  Works with WIC and distributes nutritional food, diapers etc.
Samaritan’s Purse works to ensure that children everywhere will get Christmas presents or relief from natural disaster, or other unfortunate situations.  We worked together in Punta Gorda for hurricane Charley relief through the Baptist Church on Gill Street.

Environmental

Conservancy of Southwest Florida  A full range of environmental services including educational programs for children and adults, a Natural History Museum, wildlife rehabilitation center, Arboretum Trails, Nature Trails, Butterfly Garden, Boat Rides, Gift shop…etc.
Climate Star  Global Warming isn’t cool.  Stopping it is.  Join Orlando Bloom, Kevin Bacon and other cool stars by taking simple measure to save our planet.

Spiritual

Animated Earth is a book by Daniel Stanekov that explores the ancient world of Peruvian whistles, the personal quest the author embarks upon and the enduring human spirit throughout geopolitical boundaries, geography or time.
Trinity-by-the-Cove whose mission is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ, spread the Good News of the Gospel and provide a loving and compassionate environment for the transformation of a life in Christ Jesus.  We believe this journey is shaped by God through worship, learning, friendship and service to others.

Women

Naples Jr. Women’s Club
 A social club in Naples Florida affiliated with a national chapter that is the first women’s group in the United States, created by a women who was turned away from a poetry reading in NYC the member strive to higher ideals and want more out of life than merely to exist.
FMF  The Feminist Majority Foundation is not just for women, but for people who respect them or want to learn more about women.
NOW  This will link you to the National Organization of Women
Rare Crusade  This is a powerful website started by a powerful woman who took on legislation to ensure the safety of others after she herself was raped.  After Thanksgiving dinner 2005 we created a painting for my portfolio “Prints of Freedom” in which both of our hand prints were painted and applied to the canvas.

Artistic

Von Liebig of Naples, FL  A community arts center (see photo above right)
OMMA Center of Contemporary Art, Crete.Greece  An international mecca for art.
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This is the cover for my first Children's book.