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Michelle Barabas' Fundraiser:

Children's Art Supply Closet

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THE STORY:

Art is being eliminated from schools at an alarming rate. Our artists have stepped in to begin replacing the disappearing Art education classes all public schools used to provide. This is one of our many community oriented projects with a goal of bringing art back into everyday life and invoking creative, intelligent thought. We have a large list of needed supplies as there are so many motivated artists hoping to teach a class. Anything on the list that you or your company is able to contribute for the purchase of will be truly helpful to refill the Children's Art Supply Closet. Thank you for your generosity and consideration.

Incentive: You or your company (when applicable) will be recognized for your contribution through the following outlets:

Tier 3 Any $ amount (even $10 or $20 will help us reach our goal)
-Tier 3 Donors will be named in at least 3 emailed newsletters to our supporters/patrons & Artists. (over 500 actively subscribing patrons and over 120 talented Artists)

Tier 2 $100+
-Permanent place on the sponsors section of the PG-13 magazine Facebook page. Links to this sponsor page are sent out in every email introduction to anyone inquiring about PG-13 for any reason.
-3 non-consecutive Twitter posts thanking your organization for donations to our Change a Child's Life-Teach Art program.
-Donors will be named in at least 3 emailed newsletters to our supporters/patrons & Artists. (over 500 actively subscribing patrons and over 120 talented Artists)

Tier 1 $350+

-Tier 1 sponsors are named and given space for their company logo within the first issue of our nationwide, print-only, art showcasing magazine.
-3 non-consecutive LinkedIn posts & a LinkedIn recommendation thanking your organization for donations to our Change a Child's Life-Teach Art program.
-Permanent place on the sponsors section of the PG-13 magazine Facebook page. Links to this sponsor page are sent out in every email introduction to anyone inquiring about PG-13 for any reason.
-3 non-consecutive Twitter posts thanking your organization for donations to our Change a Child's Life-Teach Art program.
-Donors will be named in at least 3 emailed newsletters to our supporters/patrons & Artists. (over 500 actively subscribing patrons and over 120 talented Artists)


Limited Supply Closet List:
7 sets of colored pencils (12 ct.) $2.68 x 7= $18.76
10 blank artist’s drawing pads
$5.00 each x 10 pads = $50
18 sets of markers (12 ct. or more)
$5.02 each x 18 sets = $90.36
10 pairs of scissors
$1.76 each x 10 pairs = $17.60
20 rulers
$3.83 each x 20 rulers = $76.60
25 16 oz. bottles of acrylic paints
$8.53 each x 25 bottles= $213.25
10 red
10 blue
10 yellow
10 black
10 white
20 small empty portfolio albums with at least 10 two-sided pages
$5.04 each x 20 albums = $100.80
60 paintbrushes
20 large $0.95 each x 20 brushes = $19
20 medium $0.81each x 20 brushes = $16.20
20 small $0.60 each x 20 brushes = $12
40 newspapers (for ripping & cutting)
donations accepted
15lbs of flour (for paper mache)
$9
20 medium-sized canvases (flat, not stretched) $2.94 each x 20 canvases = $58.80
40 sheets of poster board $0.71 each x 40 sheets = $28.40
10 calligraphy pens (with at least one tip per pen)
$1.10/pen +$1.78/nib x 10 of each = $28.80
5 ink wells for calligraphy pens $3.57 x 5= $17.85
pre-cut 8x10 matte board frames $8.30 x 60= $498
Sponsor A Teacher $15/hr x ____hrs= $_____


What is PG-13?
PG-13 is a Pittsburgh based, nationwide, Art showcasing production. We exist to help creative individuals procure paid work across the country and make a career of their Art. We assist in building resumes, biographies, portfolios, business cards, as well as professional photos & videos for promotional use. This is all done at no cost to any artist. PG-13 also offers a community of experienced Artists to collaborate with. We hold Brainstorming & Networking, Artist & Community Improvement Discussions on the 6th of every month at Cannon Coffee, 802 Brookline Blvd., 6:30pm. We offer solutions to local issues and implement them. As our Art community already reaches far beyond PA, local is simply defined as your individual community. May 17th, is our third session of "Money & Art - Bridging the Gap" This has been a series of Professional Artist Improvement Discussions

What is PG-13?

Who is participating in PG-13? http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=204982549522167

PG-13's Mission and services:

Give your business/office space a free professional makeover, No exercise necessary: http://www.facebook.com/events/227441227360171/

Would you like to raise a few thousand dollars more at your next fundraising event? Email Pg13magazine@yahoo.com or call 412.680.1117 to hear about how to get audience/demographic specific Art brought in to your next event for auction at no cost to your business.

Youth Art education is disappearing, will you help refill our supply closet? With $5 from every person reading this, we could meet our goal today... Advertising incentives offered for businesses: http://www.facebook.com/events/227441227360171/

We hope you find our project as vital to Pittsburgh's youth education as we do. This set of classes begins on May 2nd through Volunteers of America. Supply purchasing will continue throughout the year so it's never too late to join our group of supporting patrons. If everyone that read this far contributed $5, we could reach our goal today...

So to those of you who realize that small deeds make the world go round, thank you for your help. You are contributing to the formal Art Education of Pittsburgh children. Feel free to check out the information: http://www.facebook.com/events/227441227360171/

If you choose to contribute, please make checks payable to:
Volunteers of America PA and mail to: 123 Claus Ave. Pgh, PA 15227
or send a payment via card to PG-13 at Venmo.com - No processing fees

Thank you for your time and consideration. Have a beautiful day.

Sincerely,
Michelle Barabas, Founder/CEO
Director of PG-13 Inc.
(412)680-1117
Pg13magazine@yahoo.com

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