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Art Kits Progam

Art Kits Program

We are happy to announce that the gallery has received a $2000 grant which will fund our Art Kits program for the next couple of years.  This program began in the summer of 2020–yes, some good things happened during COVID.  Our most recent benefactor was member Darlene Staffelbach.  With that money spent, Sharon Dunham applied for a grant from the City of Beaverton, which should allow us to continue the program for at least the next two years.  Our Art Kits are distributed through several organizations such as Domestic Violence Resource Center, St. Mary’s Home for Boys, the Aloha Food Pantry, Beaverton Resource Center, the Dougy Center,  Homeplate, Family Promise of Oregon, and the Washington County Community Action Shelter.  In addition, some are handed out at the Cedar Mill Farmer’s Market and our gallery.  

Our volunteer base that assembles the kits has recently expanded.  The program is in need of an assistant coordinator to shadow Debbie Teeter and eventually oversee the program.  This person should be well organized, somewhat extroverted, and Excel savvy.  Tasks include maintaining inventory and statistical data, sourcing supplies, networking with other non-profits, delivering kits and recruiting volunteers to help assemble and distribute them.  These tasks are somewhat intermittent and not very time-consuming overall.   For more information, please contact Debbie Teeter at education@villagegalleryarts.org.