We've hit a milestone ~
just over 700 of our Free Little Art Kits have been given out to children in McDowell County this past calendar year!
This could not have been possible without our friends and partners in community This project began last summer as a partnership between us, Foothills Food Hub & Centro Unido Latino-Americano Page to get art supplies to children in our community through food boxes given out through these awesome organizations.
Recently we received a $500 Gift of Love Grant through the McDowell County Health Coalition , and after matching funds, were able to create 400 additional art kits that include a sketchbook, colored pencils or crayons, graphite pencil, sharpener, eraser, Spanish/English bilingual activity packet (translation services provided by CULA ) and a page of stickers! These packets were distributed through our non-profit friends at Foothills Food Hub, Centro Unido Latino Americano, and West Marion Community Forum to kids throughout our community.
Shout out to our awesome intern Gina Newton who packed so many of these packets with love, from our little arts council family to yours.