On Thursday, December 14, we gathered at The Foggy Goggle to celebrate our annual charity art drive event. Our mission: to gather as many new art supplies for the Grade 6 students at St Joseph McKay Elementary school.
Friends, you are AMAZING!
People came with armloads of stuff and we found our table (and hearts!) were full before the event even officially began at 7pm. Among some of the first to arrive was Calum Johnston of Strange Adventures Comics and Curiosities. He dropped of a tote bag chock-full of comics and learning guides for the kids. We also had anonymous cash donations; and the bag we purchased to store things in literally burst at the seams. We actually needed five bags (and a cab) to get it all home.
On Tuesday, December 19th, E3C steering members Liz Mac and Rob Cameron drove the goodies down to the school where they were received with much excitement by the staff and Principal. The supplies have gone directly to their art classes while the cash has been assigned to their Breakfast Program.
To everyone that made a donation, big or small, we sincerely thank you. To those who could not donate but sent words of love, we thank you. To those who missed this year, we’ll see you next year, and we thank you! You have ensured that at least one child will get the encouragement they need to build a lifelong love of art.
Here is a break down of what was donated/purchased:
- 50 x sketch books
- 2 x 96 pack crayons
- 30 x 24 pack crayons
- 25 x various marker packs
- 2 x 100 pack coloured pencils
- 19 x various coloured pencil packs
- 8 x various drawing pens
- 3 x conte packs
- 1 x watercolour painting set
- 1 x acrylic painting set
- 1 x paint pallet
- 10 x various paint brushes
- 2 x colouring books
- 1 x etching set
- 4 x stacks of coloured paper
- 26 x various books on comics/art/illustration
- An assortment of various office/craft supplies (glue sticks, pencils, pens, erasers, etc)
- $100 cash donation ($410 total donations, ~300 used on extra supplies and more art books)
From all of us to all of you, Happy Holidays!