Thank you to everyone that attended at MLK Day of Service 2011, hosted by the Greenville Arts Council and Greenville Renaissance Scholars at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center! As an extension of the service project, we are collecting art supply donations to give back to our public schools and arts partnership programs to enhance the classrooms of Western Line and Greenville Public School Districts as members of the Greenville Arts Partnership.
Art supplies are essential for our educators to successfully integrate the arts into their classrooms. The Greenville Arts Partnership works with teachers in grades K to 6, to demonstrate connections between arts programming and required state frameworks. The National School Supply and Equipment Association found that in the 2009-2010 school year, teachers spent on average $356 of their own money on supplies and resources, including an average of $170 on supplies and $186 on instructional materials. Your donation can help ease the financial burden on our educators while enhancing the learning environment of our public schools.
We have received full bags of supplies from our participants and hear that more is on the way! If you would like to make a donation, contact Megan Hines at the Art Council for more information at 662.332.2246