I’ve received a number of service project requests in the last week. I’m posting them here in hopes that you, or maybe groups of you–student organizations?–looking to give back to the community. Some of these might take one evening or a Saturday, some might just take cleaning out your studio.
Jacoby Book Bank for Philadelphia READS, located at Martin Luther King High School, is looking to have their hallway lockers painted with book spines on them like in this picture. They also have some plain white walls that needs a mural. If you can help out this reading program, contact Anne at 215-858-7937 or email@example.com.
Temple nursing students work with local senior centers every semester to interact, educate, and learn with the seniors in the surrounding community. One of the groups, working with North City Congress, is planning a “Painting with a Blend”. “Similar to the popular, “Painting with a Twist” but our drink of choice will be smoothies as a way to educate the seniors on mental health and nutrition in a fun and interactive way. We chose painting as a creative way to start the discussion of mental health; painting can be an outlet for stress relief, help boost one’s memory and enhance motor skills (useful to anyone of age especially the elder population).” They are searching for an individual who would know how to run a painting class or donations of supplies such as brushes, paints, smocks, etc. Anything will help. If you can help out with either, contact Haleigh Bohn: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Law Center, a non-profit legal advocacy organization whose mission is to ensure access to a quality public education for all children in Pennsylvania, Is hosting a fundraising event at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia on September 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm. The fundraiser will include a silent auction and we are hoping students at your school will donate a piece of artwork to feature in our auction. ELC will prominently recognize the artist and his/her generous donation during the event. We expect over 300 attendees to join us, including policy makers, community leaders, business executives, attorneys, advocates, parents, and students. The event is an opportunity to celebrate this year’s Education Champions, showcase our work, and highlight the generosity and dedication of our many partners. If you can donate work or want more information, see the info packet, including a donation form, here.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding research for a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). On Sunday, October 28th, JDRF will host our annual JDRF One Walk in South Jersey at Camden County College in Blackwood. They are looking for Caricature Artists that would be willing to donate their talents and time and draw caricatures for the kids during our VIP Party. As a thank you to their Top Fundraisers, they host a VIP Party the day of the walk from 10am-12pm. In return, you would receive recognition as a VIP in-kind sponsor on walk day and in communications sent to our entire database leading up to the event and on Social Media. You are welcome to provide business cards or flyers during the party if you would like to promote your services. JDRF is happy to provide a letter of recommendation or letter for Community Service following event. You can learn more at walk.jdrf.org/southjersey. If you can participate, contact Renee Sonsinin-Bersani at email@example.com or 856.470.2484.
Temple’s Student Center received a grant from Dennis Alter (for whom Fox’s Alter Hall was named) to purchase a number of new artworks–some from Tyler alums! The art has now all been purchased and hung, and there will be a celebratory Art Opening reception will now be on Tuesday, October 9 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. in the Student Center North Lounge. They are looking for 4-5 students to serve as docent/tour guides for this event to work from 4-7 pm. You would meet with Jason Levy, Student Center Director, to for an orientation learn about the art on either October 5th or 8th (depending on when everyone can meet) so you can talk about it to others. This is a great way to learn about the art and practice your skills in talking about art to others! If you can volunteer, contact Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking for volunteers to participate in Bury Our Weapons, Not Our Bodies! a public performance as part of a landmark solo exhibition featuring the work of international artist Yael Bartana. As the title suggests, the performance will take the form of a public funeral. Yet, rather than a memorial to the dead, this performance serves as a monument for the living, aiming to make visible the weapons (both literal and symbolic) that perpetuate systems of violence and displacement in the world today. The performance will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Independence National Historical Park. The procession will take place outside. Ideally, procession participants are available for both the final performance on Saturday, September 22, and a dress rehearsal on Friday, September 21. JOIN US! We welcome individuals, collectives, and organizations with an interest in the subjects of this performance to join us in the public procession. To participate, or for more information on how to get involved, please e-mail email@example.com with the subject line “Participant for Public Performance”. No phone calls, please. For additional information, click here.