CICF News / 2011 / October / News Post
October 4, 2011
“Art Angels” Deliver Help to State Fair Victims

HAMILTON COUNTY, IN – Five young women from Carmel, Indiana donated $1,038 to Legacy Fund to help victims of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse. Grace and Carly Hahn (8), Emily and Abby Sheeks (10), and Faith Stegemoller (10) decided to use their love of drawing to raise money for the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund, a charitable fund created by the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). The girls delivered their gift to Legacy Fund, an affiliate of CICF, on September 29, 2011.

Art Angels
Legacy Fund Vice President, Mark Robbins, pictured with Art Angels

From their homes and driveways, the girls draw a variety of pictures, and people make free will donations to the fund. Their original goal was to raise $100. To date, contributions for their artwork have approached $1,500, and the girls have created a Facebook page which has almost 700 friends. Their new goal is to raise $4,000. As of September 30, 2011, the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund had received $393,091 from many generous donors like the Art Angels.

“It makes me feel good when I can draw and help other people,” said Emily Sheeks. “We now know we can help people with our talents,” said Carly Hahn. “We don’t have to do a lemonade stand. We can help with drawing.”

“What these girls are doing is amazing,” said Mark Robbins, vice president of the Legacy Fund. “The State Fair accident happened almost two months ago, and people are still making contributions and coming up with creative ways to help. This tragedy has brought out the best in people and helps us see how charitable giving can really make a difference.”

For more information on the Art Angles, visit their Facebook page. To make a contribution to the assistance fund, visit

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