January-February 2010

Habitat for Humanity

"What does home mean to me?" placemat project.

here is part of a letter I recieved from the local Habitat for Humanity Orgainization...

"We are gearing up for our 16th Annual Hammy Awards Dinner. This event recognizes the outstanding contributions of volunteers over the past year. It takes approximately 3,000 volunteer hours to build a Habitat home. Last year, Sacramento Habitat built 6 homes for local low-income families. That’s over 18,000 volunteer hours!

To help make our volunteer recognition event wonderful we need your help. We would like to have your students draw a colorful picture of what home means to them. Their picture will be laminated and used as a placemat for each one of our guests at our event. Guests will also take home the placemat as a special gift to say thank you for helping Sacramento Habitat build hope and homes for the families in our community. This would also be a chance for your students to possibly have their first volunteer experience."

Great project for a great cause and it connected directly with the Art Ark Architecture theme and our school theme of "It's a small world".