April 19, 2012

DonorsChoose.org Project – April

I am incredibly grateful that I get to work for a company that believes in philanthropy. Not only does Covalent Marketing believe in it, but I have the opportunity to choose this month’s DonorsChoose.org project. This month I am happy to help support Mrs.Fitzpatrick’s request to help her art class.

The arts have  a special place in my heart. I can’t imagine if I hadn’t had the opportunity to go to art class while growing up.  At the same time, I know that funding has been disappearing for art programs in public schools across the country.  While my school did not have a ton of funding for arts programs, I always had a place to go to continue to learn about art and to help keep my creative spirit going.

Mrs. Fitzpatrick wrote something that reminded me of the days of walking into my ceramics class, and I knew that her class was the project I needed to help support.

“ ‘Mrs. Fitz, did you fire my piece?’ I hear that question every day as my students enter ceramics class. It shows how much my students love working with clay. Your help will provide the glazes my students need so they can complete their pieces. Please help replace the glazes we have used so my students can continue their work, so they can continue learning through ceramics. Working with clay is a great opportunity. Please help provide the glazes we need!”

I can’t tell you how many times I walked into my classroom asking if my piece was fired, and feeling the eager anticipation of seeing what your finished piece looked like. (I still feel that when I get a piece ready to be fired today.) I am hoping that Mrs. Fitzpatrick’s students are able to continue learning through ceramics, continue their creativity, and continue to appreciate the arts.

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