I am heading a project called: LOVE OF COLORS FOR KIDS. My project is focused on donations of unused, lightly used and/or new Art & Craft supplies to be given to Bagdad Elementary School in Leander, TX In celebration of Valentine's Day 2016.
With budget cuts and teachers buying supplies out of pocket,
Bagdad Elementary has been effected tremendously as they have 600 children in need that want to discover their own creativity!
When my parents passed away I found a cabinet FULL of fun supplies. I won't use them, but I couldn't bare to throw them away. I then started looking around my own home and discovered that I have much of the same! I thought all of these supplies would be great for an elementary school! Great way to clear out some of my own clutter too.
When I called our district office they were so happy to hear that someone was interested in helping their most needy school. Bagdad elementary's Art Director was so excited to know that we will be doing all we can to help stock/restock much needed supplies. She said with enthusiasm that it might even let her actually delve into teaching the finer arts which she has not been able to due to the shortage of supplies. She also worries about supplies for next year.
I am currently accepting donations at my home until 02/10/2016. I can even use helpers to collect supplies and folks that want to assist in the delivery of the supplies to the school on 02/12/2016. Please PM me for my address or if you would like to volunteer. I will supply a collection box if anyone would like to take one to work. All that can and want to help are so welcome❣ Let's help develop creativity for these kids!
List of supplies needed, yet not limited to:
•Cereal Boxes or Thin Cardboard
•Paper Towel or Toilet Paper Rolls
•Pastels (oil & chalk)
•Plastic Mirrors (for self portraits)
•Plexiglass or Plastic Sheeting (for print making) or Flat Plastic Trays
•Print making supplies (Brayers, Block Printing ink)
•Copy Paper Boxes or Lids
•How to draw Books
•Acrylic Craft Paint