BPF Home Base Art Outreach

BPF Home Base Art Outreach

Combining art and outreach has quickly become an exciting part of Rye town culture. Kids’ and parents’ enthusiasm, ideas, and hard work have inspired a extraordinary chain reaction.  As the 2017-2018 school year starts, kids have divided responsibilities to create their own administrative structure.  The adult administrator is working on permission slips, insurance, after-school space, and more. .Thank you, Rye!
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Learn how to get involved with local Rye programs
See our August annual report, for an overview of 2016-2017 activities.
See the results of our June 4th awards ceremony
Learn about past art outreach work
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In early January, a dinner initiated by 9th graders, Sally E. and Jessica F. raised $3000 to support St. Clemens efforts to bring help right to the door of children in homes affected by disease, in South Africa.  9th grader Jessica, who originally hailed from from South Africa, introduced friends to St. Clemens and to the challenges faced by St. Clemens clients.  She also introduced friends to other facets of cultural life in South Africa, from traditional clothing to South African flags.
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 From mid-October to mid-December
On October 20th, 2017, Camilla and friends raised $565 to help Barriga Llena Corazon feed hungry children in Venezuelan hospitals.  The kids made “Get Well Soon” cards, with writing in Spanish and ate traditional Venezuelan foods, such as tostones, tequenos, and arenas, among other things. Maria Tonedo - BAB63D54-A88B-4B04-87F9-05E719D6434F  
In November, kids came together at the Rye Library to organize the Giving Tuesday fundraiser for Big Picture Foundation.  
A group spent an evening looming hats for Kids in Crisis
  Change Bakers’ Challenge #1 – Support Relief Efforts in Texas Mid-September through mid-October:  Kids raised over $900 to support Americares’ hurricane relief efforts
BPF student founders, Delucia and Chloe spearheaded the Friend Link program.  Scarlett, Emery, Sara, and Lean made it a success!
After a successful year of spearheading Friend Link programs for Big Picture Foundation, Delucia spoke at Big Picture Foundation board meeting.  Friend Link originated as a program designed to help refugee kids, but it is evolving into a program that will pair newcomers to town, refugee kids, foreign language speaking kids, and kids with a range of special needs with partners or with art groups, for afternoons of art and conversation.  (for more information about Friend Link)
Over the summer, to celebrate their first year of Friend Link events, Delucia, her Friend Link co-founder, Chloe, Sam, Energy, Scarlett, Leen, and Sara spent a morning at Rye Arts Center and an afternoon at Playland Park (see the Friend Link photo gallery). IMG_2788-1
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BPF kids raised $565 to-date to feed children in Venezuelan hospitals.
On October 20th, 2017, Camilla and friends raised $565 to help Barriga Llena Corazon feed hungry children in Venezuelan hospitals.  The kids made “Get Well Soon” cards, with writing in Spanish, and ate traditional Venezuelan foods, such as tostones, tequenos, and arenas, among other things (see Camilla’s gallery). Maria Tonedo - 34FC9B6D-B561-4A0E-BC6D-07F0C2014879 Thanks to: Eleanor, Saedi, Marissa, Ella, Gabby, Erin, Bella, Sophie, Bell, Maelin, Devon, Camilla, and Megan.  
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BPF kids raised $180 to help support our programs for underprivileged kids and to support our programs for kids in war zones. ٢٠١٧٠٥١٤_١٩١٧٥٨
Thank you to Carina, Ally, Tim, Giselle for raising $30 at your lemonade stand to help support our Big Picture Foundation programs for underprivileged kids and to support our programs for kids in war zones.  Raising $30 selling side-of-the-road lemonade is a huge accomplishment! (see Carina’s photo gallery) IMG_4152
Thank you to Trey for hosting an event to raise awareness about Big Picture Foundation programs and to Johnny for donating $50 at the event, to support BPF programs for underprivileged kids and for kids in war zones.
Thank you to Kate, Caroline, Cait, Catie, and Sydney for their lemonade stand to support BPF programs for underprivileged kids and for kids in war zones. They made over $100! (see Kate’s photo gallery) IMG_4772
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BPF kids raised $965 for Americares’ hurricane relief work.
Ben donated $150 from his savings! IMG_8501Thank you, Ben!
Toma, Lucca, and Cassidy gave $425 from their bake sale (see the photo gallery): IMG_0874 Thank you, Toma, Lucca, and Cassidy!
Sierra and friends donated $360, from Sierra’s dinner, where they ate traditional Mexican food (see Sierra’s photo gallery) IMG_2646 Thank you:  Sierra and her parents, Owen, Henry, Jack, Mark, Bettina, Amie, Sean, Emery, Luca, Megyn, Ben, Natalie, Naomi, Ayden, and Eleanor!
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Big Picture Foundation kids raised $700 to help the UNA-NYC build the Furaha School at the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya.
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Thanks to:  Arun and Amar for their $150 donation to help the UNA-NYC’s efforts to build the Furahah School at the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya.
Thanks to:  Lucca and his parents for hosting a cookout fundraiser for the UNA-NYC’s efforts to build the Furahah School at the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya.  Thanks, as well, to Lucca’s guests, Jack, Andrew, Henry, Owen, Jack, William, Tyler, Julian, Sierra, Karis, Henry, Nate, and Toma.  They raised $200! image1
Thanks to Saedi, Tevah, and their parents for their dinner party to help the UNA-NYC build the Furaha School at the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya.  Thanks, as well, to their guests, Bell, Avery, Leigh, Marissa, Lily, Maelin, Charlotte, Claudia, Paige, Sophie, and Camilla.  They raised $350.  They also created an alphabet mural to send, as a gift to the camp.  (please see Saedi’s photo gallery) IMG_8812
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 rainbow rainbow 2 stretch Just a few highlights of art outreach programs from last year.  
$350 sent to the Walkabout Foundation to buy a wheelchair for a child in need
$450 sent to underprivileged global partner groups to buy art supplies and to support their programs
Kids knit and loomed hats.  Hats sent to:
  • Kids in Crisis
  • Lower Fairfield County Food Bank
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Presentations by BPF kids to BPF kids about our global causesamber-and-trey
Small BPF kids’ administration team created
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Kids made a video, in which they ask questions to contemporary artists, whose work responsibly draws attention to a range of global issues.  We haven’t begun work on further developing that program.
Support sent to Church World Service’s refugee resettlement office, to help a teenager, who wrote her exodus story for BPF, and her reflections, 6 months later. Thanks to :  Maddy  
 

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