NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clear Channel Spectacolor, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE:CCO), a subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc. (NYSE:IHRT), is partnering with Heart Gallery NYC, the unique non-profit organization that utilizes the talents of award-winning professional photographers to capture the spirit of children currently in the foster care system to raise awareness of the plight of foster children during National Adoption Awareness Month. Heart Gallery NYC is displaying a photo exhibition in the Amtrak Rotunda at Pennsylvania Station in New York City from November 17-24.
To support the campaign, Clear Channel is donating more than 2.5 million impressions on two of its prime location, full-motion digital billboards in New York City, including the screen on Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets (in the heart of Times Square) and the screen at Penn Plaza on 7th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets.
“All children deserve to have a family and a place to call home,” said Harry Coghlan, President & General Manager, Clear Channel Outdoor New York and Heart Gallery NYC Board member. “We know that commuters and travelers who pass through Penn Station will be inspired by the moving portraits by some of the nation’s leading photographers. These beautiful faces are sure to stir an emotional response, and Clear Channel is proud to do our part igniting the conversation around the need for more adoptive families in and around New York for the eighth straight year.”
November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of the month of the Heart Gallery exhibit is the adoption of children currently in foster care.
The portraits are taken by some of the nation’s preeminent and emerging photographers and shared via the Heart Gallery NYC website and travelling gallery exhibits in the hope that potential families will be moved to adopt. Many of these photographers have photographed celebrities and notable figures from President Obama to Mick Jagger to Brad Pitt, and donate their talents to the Heart Gallery to help children find their forever families. This year’s Heart Gallery features works by renowned photographers such as Martin Schoeller, Amy Arbus, Deborah Feingold and others.
Thousands of children have found adoptive homes through the Heart Gallery program, which has more than 100 chapters in the United States and Canada, and enjoys the support of celebrity adoptive parents or adoptees such as Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC, Rosie O'Donnell and Ellen Burstyn.
“We are so appreciative of Clear Channel’s continued support of Heart Gallery NYC here in New York and in other cities around the country,” said Laurie Sherman Graff, Executive Director of Heart Gallery NYC. “The Spectacolor digital screens help raise public awareness of the more than 115,000 children in the United States in need of adoptive homes and help ensure that the portraits of foster children will be seen by many potential adoptive families right here in New York.”
About Heart Gallery NYC
Heart Gallery NYC is a non-profit organization that recruits some of the nation’s finest photographers, renowned for their work photographing celebrities—to volunteer to take portraits that capture the individuality of each child. The photographs are then showcased in a traveling exhibit and via the Heart Gallery NYC website to reach prospective adoptive parents. Thousands of children have found adoptive homes through the group, which has more than 100 chapters throughout the United States and Canada and enjoys the support of celebrity adoptive parents or adoptees such as Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC, Rosie O'Donnell and Ellen Burstyn. For more information on how you can support the Heart Gallery, visit http://www.heartgallerynyc.org.
About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 675,000 displays in over 40 countries across five continents, including 47 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers over 1,100 digital billboards across 38 U.S. markets. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ International segment operates in countries across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America in a wide variety of formats.