Kids Helping Kids: 2 Opportunities
Spread Holiday Cheer with CASA
Christmas is thought of as the time of miracles and, in many ways, it takes a miracle each year for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a small non-profit, to produce it's "home grown" holiday cards. Art teachers encourage students to participate, local businesses donate shipping, volunteers help package the finished cards, and retailers generously take them in and sell them!
CASA Holiday cards are sent all over the world by people who buy a pack or two, as well as local businesses who use them as their "corporate" greeting to customers and clients. This year, they have ten new images and, as always, a few favorites from the past. If you plan to use holiday greeting cards, use CASA cards and give a child Hope while celebrating the true spirit of the season.
In its 12th year, this fundraiser is an integral part of the funding needed to operate the CASA program, serving children who have been abused and neglected, at Virgin Islands Volunteer Advocates for Children. Started in 1994, CASA is a 501(c)(3) non profit tax exempt organization that monitors the child's life while they are in foster care, and advocates to insure their basic needs are identified and addressed. For more information, call 340-718-2272.
Eat With the "Famous" at Kingshill School's "The Dinner Party"
The Kingshill School, located mid-island, provides a nurturing environment for students with learning disabilities, empowering them to overcome their obstacles by fostering self esteem, self discipline, and social responsibility. Filling a gap in services for these children, hundreds have been helped by this program and steered toward becoming responsible adults.
"The Dinner Party," Kinghill School's annual fundraiser highlights student artwork, featuring "famous" guests, along with a wonderful menu in the Mahogany Room at Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort January 28.
A grant from the VI Council on the Arts allowed art students to create 4-pc, ceramic place settings, with the help of Sara Hayes, potter and clay instructor, and then decorate them with famous images, with the help of art teacher Marla Carr. What emerged werewhimsical likenesses of President and Mrs. Obama, Oprah, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Governor de Jongh, Tim Duncan, and others. View all place settings at www.kingshillschool.org. Some pictured here!
Your welcome donation of $500.00 entitles you to dinner for two, a fantastic "folk art" place setting, and a patron listing in event publicity. Make checks out to Kingshill School Scholarship Fund and mail to the school at RRI, Box 6125, Kingshill, St. Croix 00850. For more information, call 340-778-0391.