Paying it Forward: ACPPA Supply Drive

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Reader Amy has brought my attention to an amazing community resource in Norristown, PA. The ACPPA Community Art Center, tucked within a beautiful old church on the West End, offers the Norristown community endless possibilities for creative explorations.

Dedicated to improving quality of life, ACPPA provides diverse learning opportunities that use art as a tool to strengthen individual power and nurture creative self expression. As a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, ACPPA uses the generous support of friends and foundations to keep our classes affordable for the families and organizations we
serve in our community.

They hold camp and art classes for kids, teach dance classes to ages 2-adult, and even have adult classes such as sewing and yoga.

As you might imagine, it takes a lot of community caring and outreach to keep the wonderful programs at the ACPPA Community Art Center up and running.

Here’s where you come in. Remember all those back to school sales that I’ve been posting about? Boxes of crayons for $.25… glue stick packs for $.22… Well, while you’re out shopping for your own kiddies, consider picking up an extra item or two to donate to the ACPPA’s annual supply drive. You will make a world of difference for the wonderful kids who use them!

I went to Target yesterday. The wonderful pharmacist (Hi, Scott!) helped me to locate a $10 gift card coupon for prescription transfers. I excitedly took my $10 gift card and went on a mini supply shopping spree to make my own contribution to the supply drive. For $2 after the gift card, I will proudly be dropping off these goodies:

What supplies do they need? colored pencils, Crayola air dry clay, markers, glue, washable tempera paint, construction paper, watercolor paper, crayons, pencils, paint brushes, paper towels, and hand soap.

Where and when can you drop off the supplies?
Donated supplies can be delivered to ACPPA during office hours (M-F 9-3) or this Friday evening (7/31) during their Summer ARTS Intensive Variety Show at 6:30pm.
ACPPA Community Arts Center
506 Haws Avenue
Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: 484.681.4847

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