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Nyack Schools Spring Art Show
The "art" of fundraising will be taking place this Thursday from 6-8pm at the Nyack High School, when three local non-profit groups will be exhibiting over 300 works of art from local and aspiring artists to help Africa, Rockland County, and Nyack.
Joining forces will be the Nyack High School Visual Arts Department, Artworks, and SOS (Students Opposing Starvation). And benefiting directly from this event will be Soup Angels of Nyack, Helping Hands of Rockland County, Midnight Run in NYC, and Mzuzu Academy in Malawi, Africa.
As part of the show, there will be 100 glazed "Empty Bowls" filled with delicious home made soup. By purchasing a bowl ($15 for students and $20 for adults - the soup is free) you will be helping provide meals to the hungry through SOS, a Nyack High School group that has been active for over 30 years in trying to end world hunger. After you purchase your "Empty Bowl" you can head over to the cafeteria where you'll be able to choose from around 20 different kinds of soups while listening to the school jazz band.
In addition, there will be 100 unique ArtCards created by local artists on sale for $20 that will benefit extra curricular art programs in the Nyack schools. If you're an aspiring artist and want to contribute your own ArtCard, send an e-mail to JFusaro@nyackschools.com.
This is the 2nd year for this wonderful event and it should be a lot of fun while supporting some great causes.
Some more information on the groups involved:
Soup Angels of Nyack - an all-volunteer non-denominational group of service minded individuals currently operating under the non-profit status of First Reformed Church of Nyack, NY. They serve dinner every Monday and Wednesday at 5:30pm at the church. The entrance is on Burd Street between South Broadway and Cedar, and there is access for persons with disabilities. Visit their website at http://www.soupangels.com
Helping Hands of Rockland - A not-for-profit organization that provides Safe Haven for men and women 18 years and older during the cold season and a broad range of homeless services throughout the year, including case management and assistance with the employment, housing, and health goals of our guests. Our Outreach Center provides laundry, showers and men's and women's clothing, free of charge. The Outreach Center is located in the United Church of Spring Valley (11 E. Church St. Spring Valley, NY) and is open Monday and Wednesday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Visit the website at http://www.helpinghandsofrockland.org
Midnight Run of NYC - A volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless. In over 1,000 relief missions per year, Midnight Run volunteers from churches, synagogues, schools and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City. The late-night relief efforts create a forum for trust, sharing, understanding and affection. That human exchange, rather than the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission. Visit the site at http://www.midnightrun.org
Mzuzu International Academy - A co-education school established, as an essential part of the community infrastructure, for international and Malawian families. Mzuzu International Academy offers instruction in English without discrimination on the grounds of sex, religion, race or parent’s employment. We believe personal development plays a significant role in academic success and therefore aim to educate the whole child. Mzuzu International Academy is a cultural-rich mosaic serving each student by providing a world-class international education, nurturing potential, developing life-long skills, and preparing students for an ever-changing global community. Mzuzu International Academy will inspire individuals to be lifelong learners in a global community. Visit the site at http://www.mzuzuacademy.org
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