BRING CHANGE. Sponsor a Smile

Clay Art Center partners with The Lily Palmer Fry Memorial Trust and the TD Bank to transform the lives of local kids in need.

Joshua is not your average 14 year-old.  In fact he is something else altogether.  Joshua has been involved at Clay Art Center for more than five years when he first entered our classrooms to give something back to the community during our annual Empty Bowls workshops.  Not something you find every young adolescent aspiring to!  Since then Joshua has put his creativity and ingenuity to the test as he fearlessly jumped on the wheel and never quite stopped.  I look forward to seeing him in the classroom each week, and better yet during the summer where he participates in intensive, week-long camps that sharpen his skills, introduce him to new friends and professional teaching artists.  This experience is invaluable for Joshua at an age when many kids are watching TV on the couch.  Joshua is able to further his artistic dreams each summer thanks to generous donors like you.  Clay Art Center’s Sponsor-A-Child campaign reached more than 35 students last year, offering a record number of full-day summer camp scholarships.  This year we are aiming higher! With matching grants from The Lily Palmer Fry Memorial Trust and the TD Bank, your dollars will reach more kids like Joshua who are inspired and catalyzed in our classrooms.

Today I have 23 scholarship applications on my desk and everyday sees more kids who don’t have the means for this incredibly enriching arts experience.  With limited resources to fill this need Clay Art Center is asking you to help change the lives of these children for the better by donating to our Sponsor a Child Campaign.

You can have a transformational impact on a kid like Joshua, who without a scholarship to Clay Camp, will not have a challenging, safe and creative summer camp experience like his peers.  Help us meet our goal of reaching $10,000 and providing scholarships to the bright, creative and funny kids like Joshua. You can make a difference starting today!