It has come to my attention that on April 4th I will turn 55. Even more shocking is the fact that on April 6th, Bill and I will have been married 25 years! Do you know what this means? This means something grand must occur to mark these tremendous milestones. What do two people whose lives are so full and blessed with an embarrassment of riches beyond our wildest dreams need?
WE NEED TO SEND KIDS TO SUMMER ART CAMP AT THE MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM!!!
In 2012, I taught pre-teens a 2- week clay class at MAM SummerArt Camp. What I learned is that I am not the best teacher for anyone less than 20 years of age. I also learned that the camp was in desperate need of economic and cultural diversity within the student body. Minimalism is a great genre, but not when it comes to filling a class with students. Creativity begins when cultures, races and others of diverse life experiences collide.
Bill and I have created a scholarship fund to accomplish this mission. A gift of $900 will send 1 child to camp for 2 weeks. To make things even more fun for them they will also get a lunch box, a gift certificate to a local art supply store and a 1 year family membership to the museum.
Imagine if 90 people sent $10- BINGO, a child’s life is changed!
The folks at MAM have made it really easy to donate. All you need to do is click on a link:
Enter the donation amount on the first page (under the donation amount you can check a box in case you want to make the donation in honor or memory of someone, pretty cool..) Just after entering your credit card info enter the coupon code SUMMERCAMP at the bottom and it will earmark your donation for the camp. DON’T FORGET TO ENTER TO COUPON CODE! Please do not delay, as the selection process for student applications is fast approaching. Please help turn our milestones into stepping stones for a budding artist. Give them a chance to grow and create in a spectacular, nurturing, fantastic place. Help add “let’s all go to the museum!” to their list of fun things to do.
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