Camille Conte is the foundation of a grassroots movement to help people experiencing homelessness in Anchorage.

Updated: Jan. 20, 2023 at 3:55 PM AKST
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Camille Conte, Duke Russell and Judith Mack are homeless advocates and ‘actionists,' meaning, they organize, raise money and feed the homeless. They are all about solutions and meeting the basic needs of the homeless community here in Anchorage. And through a serendipitous encounter with artist Walter Share, who has created a beautiful piece of artwork of the ‘Fourth Avenue Theatre' they were recently able to raise $10,000 to help feed and clothe the homeless currently housed at the Sullivan Arena. Mack tracked down the artist at his home in Seattle and Share generously donated 100 signed and numbered prints of the Theatre to the trio and their homeless cause. The timing of the gift couldn’t have been better for the group who say that the winter months for the homeless are the most harrowing. On this night the group was meeting at the Writer’s Block Bookstore & Café in Spenard, accepting blankets in exchange for copies of the prints. You can reach Camille on Facebook. Have a story idea? Contact Dave: Email: Dallgood@KTUU.com