Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Holiday Fund Raisers at Spectrum

During November and December, as we further embrace an "attitude of gratitude" we have established connections with three very lovely organizations to help them meet their needs.
Mother Hubbards' Cupboard ~ Food Drive

We have been collecting non perishable food items for this local food bank. As an incentive to our customers and friends we have a raffle for a gorgeous art glass vase by Mark Rosenbaum.

Each donation (per donation, not per item) gets an entry into the drawing. It has been working out to one entry per bag of groceries. We have been delighted to find people coming in with SACKS of food. Good stuff too! We will be continuing this venture through the end of the year, delivering food whenever we amass a quantity. Thanks so much for your participation.

Dreams of Wilmington ~ Holiday Cards

This wonderful organization provides arts education programs for local "at risk" children. They are trained in theatre, music, dance and art in a variety of after school programs. The teachers are all volunteers, mainly local artists. We are offering their holiday greeting cards featuring artwork by kids in the Dreams program. The proceeds of the sale goes to Dreams. I'm especially pleased to hear that a portion goes to each child artist, reinforcing the value of their creativity and self worth. Stop by the gallery to see the selection and purchase your holiday cards.

Brigade Boys & Girls Club ~ Ornament Fund Raiser

This is another terrific local organization looking after our local kids, providing a safe environment for afterschool activities and furthering a wonderful individual mentoring program, pairing up kids with big brothers or sisters. We are selling whimsical hand painted photo ornaments by artist, Carol Roeda, to benefit this organization. Over 50% of the proceeds from the sale of these ornaments will be contributed to the group.
Visit us during our Holiday Open House on December 12th from 6pm - 8pm
to meet the leaders of the Brigade Boys and Girls Club and some of the participating kids.
Our Christmas tree is currently decorated with the ornaments which sell for $19 each.
Supplies are limited so don't wait. These make great holiday gifts.

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