BE INSPIRED HAS RAISED OVER $13,000 - Many friends & supporters have donated to our general fund so it's not reflected in the Be Inspired tally.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR DONORS AND SUPPORTERS. PLEASE CONTINUE TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS, AND SPREAD THE WORD OF THE CAMPAIGN.
Dearest Friend, Supporter, Inspired Person,
For the past 15 years, Art City in St. James Town has offered young children in the neighbourhood opportunities to cultivate their own creative powers.
You've been there for us and made such a remarkable difference by supporting our organization. We couldn’t have made it this far, and delivered such exceptional programming without you.
Despite Art City’s remarkable ability to provide youth with a sense of agency - a sense that they have the power to build something themselves, and an enduring idea that they can be active, engaged, productive members of their community, we have encountered great hurdles with regard to our funding.
I joined Art City as a board member in 2012, because as an artist and art educator, I know the importance of visual arts in a child’s development. Art education is proven to improve creativity, focus, academic performance and decision-making skills.
Our mission is to cultivate these skills with youth who do not always have access to the advantages of an arts education because of economic and social barriers.
We are asking our friends to help raise the funds needed to continue our important work. I know that you’ve given before, and I am asking that you give again. Give by contributing to our fundraising goal or give by gathering around us and sharing this link as widely as possible.
If we want to make a difference in our children’s future, we have to make it ourselves. PLEASE encourage everyone you know to give.
BE INSPIRED. SUPPORT ART CITY.
Chair, Board of Directors