Continuing with our volunteering efforts for the year, EP assisted Free Arts NYC with an art packing party!
Free Arts NYC mission is to help empower youth from underserved communities through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence, and skills to succeed. Throughout COVID, Free Arts has been organizing virtual art parties which has been possible through generous donors.
EP headed to their midtown studio for an afternoon to assist the staff with packing party kits. These kits were then distributed for these virtual art parties. The kids in attendance ranged from ages 4 – 12 years old. The art kits included tons of art supplies including modeling clay, markers, stickers, construction paper and even stencils. These art kits allow for creative freedom and certainly much needed fun for the kids attending the parties.
Our team certainly enjoyed themselves with packing the kits and made a goal of packing over 200 kits. We exceeded our goal by packing 250 kits, which certainly made it a successful volunteering event!
Free Arts NYC hopes to restore in person events as things go back to normal and EP hopes to be involved again with this great organization once that happens!
To learn more about Free Arts NYC or get involved, visit their website: https://freeartsnyc.org/