Monday, March 1, 2010

Just by asking...

I walked into The Daily News today, showed the managing editor (Will Courtney) the poster and explained what we're doing. He was great and within a few hours reporter Ian Berry was calling me to flesh out a story for this coming Thursday's Arts Section. Great publicity makes a huge difference!

Then I walked around town to post a few flyers and ask if some of our local businesses would help us at the reception with food. Starbucks, Not Your Average Joe's, Alden Merrell, Shaw's... everyone I've spoken to so far has agreed to help in some way. There's more running around to do but I'm truly humbled by the generosity of our community.

One other note I think bears repeating... Checks for paintings should be made directly to Save the Children (but handed to me). This means the donation you make is fully tax deductible. Prints have to be handled differently than paintings however - please inquire.

Save the Children works in many countries where children are at risk. For instance they've mobilized an emergency response to the Chilean earthquake, where almost 300,000 children could be affected in the most severely damaged areas. From their website: "You can help Save the Children respond to emergencies around the world that put at risk the survival, protection, and well-being of significant numbers of children. By contributing to our Children's Emergency Fund, you enable us to prepare and respond immediately to children and families who urgently need our help when disasters strike."

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