"Feeding Families through Art"

"Feeding Families through Art"
Posted on 09/20/2018

The school’s art program is working with "Art to Remember" fundraising company to raise funds for their service learning, “feeding Families” project.  Reutter School students are being asked to draw a picture of their choosing on a designated piece of paper provided by the fundraising company.  It should be outlined so that the image pops out and is easy to see.  It should also be very colorful.  Students can use markers, crayons or paints to color their image. In order to identify themselves on the artwork, the students need to write their first and last name along with their homeroom teacher’s name on the back of the image sheet in pencil.  Students may also print their first name and possibly 2018 somewhere on the front of the drawing but not close to the edge of the paper. All artwork will need to be submitted to the art room by October 10th.  At that time, Mrs. Rosa, CLR Art Teacher, will send all of the artwork to the company where it will be posted online.  Each student who submitted artwork will receive a code (which you can shared with grandparents and other family members or friends) so that families can look up your child's artwork and order it on any of 40 different products, such as key chains, magnets, pillows, t-shirts, etc. that you can purchase for your family or give out as holiday gifts.

The money raised through this fundraiser will be divided in half; equally distributed to the South Jersey Food Bank to help families in our area and the other half to Heifer International, and amazing company that will help us to feed and uplift the lives of families all around the world who are struggling.  With the money we raise, Heifer will gift several different families with chickens, goats, pigs, cows and even irrigation systems; whatever they are in need of.  If a family receives a goat, for instance, a member of Heifer will deliver the goat, show the family how to care for it, milk it, make cheese and yogurt, etc.  The family now has food to eat and they can sell the surplus food for money for other foods, education, clothing, etc. Instead of just being given food, they have been given the opportunity to continually provide for themselves and others.  The gift is also continuous, in that any family participating, must gift another needy family with the first female offspring of their animal and train that family in the care, milking, cheese making, etc. and they then continue their gift forward.

We thank you for supporting our art program’s service learning project.  Please feel free to contact Mrs. Rosa directly if you have any questions at krosa@franklintwpschools.org.