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Art Resource Collaborative for Kids' Fundraiser:

Help ARCK give the gift of arts integration this holiday season!

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This fundraiser has ended; thank you for your support!
January 10, 2017

Those of us at ARCK are immensely grateful for the donations we received this holiday season. On CrowdRise alone, we were able to raise $1,600.  See more

THE STORY:

 

Art education expands kids' minds and changes lives.

ARCK, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, partners with Boston Public Schools and teaching artists to bring an arts integration curriculum to the classroom, reaching more than 1,000 children in the past five years since it began. We work with classroom teachers to plan and implement curricula, leveraging visual art instruction to support literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning goals.

Furthermore, ARCK’s art lessons celebrate the diverse cultures and communities of our students. Our three modules -- Leadership, Civic Engagement, and Social Justice -- help students break down barriers, understand and appreciate their own values, and gain global awareness.

ARCK currently runs programs for 200 children in grades K-8 at two public schools: the Blackstone Innovation School in the South End and the Gardner Pilot  Academy in Allston. These schools are not able to provide visual arts instruction to all students due to budget cuts. In addition, we piloted a new program this year for students with multiple disabilities at Blackstone. Now more than ever, we are looking for innovative ways to give these students access to engage in learning. Donating to ARCK will allow us to purchase the supplies below to meet the needs of students in all of our programs.

Your donation will go directly toward:

  • Art supplies such as: paint brushes, foam brushes, scissors, tape, glue, color pencils, markers, duct tape, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, white paper, drawing pads, watercolor paper, acrylic painting paper, acrylic paints, clay, crayons, canvases, construction paper, stationery
  • 3-D printer to print students' projects
  • The purchase of one laptop to be used for overhead projection, giving students with multiple learning styles and students with disabilities access to the curriculum through Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Instructor/teaching artist time
  • Other staff support, including curriculum development and professional development for teaching artists - including extra support for those working with students with multiple disabilities

Here’s where YOU come in. Your tax-deductible donation through this page helps qualify ARCK to win various "giving challenges" run  by CrowdRise and allows us to increase our visibility. Please share widely with your friends and across your networks! You have until January 5th, 2017 to donate to our fundraiser!

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,600

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kate and Tom Gilbane

    $500

  • KLGarvin

    $50

  • Bruce Bemis

    $100

  • BRUCE DHARA

    $350

  • Beacon Services, Inc

    $100

  • Leslie J Wilcox

    $500

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16% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $1,600 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Leslie J Wilcox

Leslie J Wilcox

DONATION: $500

Keep the momentum going 10 months ago

Beacon Services, Inc

Beacon Services, Inc

DONATION: $100

Keep up the great work 10 months ago

BRUCE DHARA

BRUCE DHARA

DONATION: $350

10 months ago

Bruce Bemis

Bruce Bemis

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

KLGarvin

KLGarvin

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Kate and Tom Gilbane

Kate and Tom Gilbane

DONATION: $500

11 months ago