The following are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered here, we’d love to hear from you. Send us a message from our contact page.
What does “Clement Arts” mean?
The word “clement” means “merciful.” At Clement Arts, we view the art and music we make as opportunities to communicate goodness, truth, and beauty. We want to respond to God’s mercy by putting Him on display. We know that God cares deeply for the orphan (James 1:27, Psalm 68:5, Isaiah 1:17), so our music and art becomes a platform for the merciful call to orphan care.
What does Clement Arts do?
Since 2012, Clement Arts has hosted events such as art shows and concerts to raise funds for selected adoptive families in our community. In addition to adoption fundraising, our Clement Kids program offers hands-on experiences with the arts that adds beauty to lives of children while supporting adoption and foster care. Clement Care is a foster care support program which equips and supports local churches as we meet foster care needs in our community.
We strive toward five key areas of impact: 1) Raising orphan care awareness in our community, 2) Rallying financial & emotional support for adoptive families, 3) Providing tangible support to foster families and children in care, 4) Reflecting the goodness and beauty of God through children’s arts instruction, and 5) Exposing the gospel of Jesus Christ as the means by which we are adopted into God’s family (Romans 8:15, Galatians 4:4-5, Ephesians 1:5)
How are adoptive families selected for support?
Currently, our Board of Directors selects adoptive families from within the community that need support. Eligible families will have completed their initial adoption home study. We do not have an application process at this time. However, if you or someone you know is in need of adoption support, we would love to hear from you. You can send us a message through our contact page.
Does Clement Arts support adoptive families from any location?
While we recognize the need for adoption resources outside our local area, we feel called to prioritize care and support for families in the areas surrounding Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL. Visit our Adoption Resources page for other potential support opportunities and organizations.
What types of adoption does Clement Arts support?
Clement Arts supports agency-led adoptions, both domestic and international. We currently do not support private or government-sponsored adoptions. For a list of adoption agencies in our area, visit our Adoption Resources page.
Are contributions to Clement Arts tax-deductible?
Yes. As a 501(c)(3) organization, contributions to Clement Arts are tax-deductible. Contributions can be made on our secure donation page or sent by mail to Clement Arts, P.O. Box 1142, Fortson, GA 31808.