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Art is Smart, Recycle A Bike and Education Foundation

September 6, 2013

art is smart, recycle a bike, providence charities, volunteer opportunities in RI, volunteering in RI, EGEF, EGEF RI, educational foundations, starting an education foundation, money for schools, money for art programsLast weekend, Festival Fete in Rhode Island highlighted several worthy non-profits including Art is Smart, Recycle-A-Bike, the East Greenwich Education Foundation and All Things Grow with Love. I believe in the goodness of human nature and that where there is a need or a passion, people build something wonderful to fulfill it. Check these organizations out to see if any spark your interest or desire to serve/give.

Art is Smart

Art is Smart is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that “serves children by raising funds to support public education art programs.” The organizationart is smart merchandise, supporting art is smart, money for public art education, grants for art in school, art teachers supplies, festival fete art, raises money through merchandise sales, fundraising efforts and through direct corporate and individual donations. They simplify the process of requesting and receiving funds, art teachers in the public education arena need only submit a succinct but specific letter outlining the requested needs.

As the mother of three artistically inclined children, I value their public school art programs and have volunteered my time to coordinate school Art Nights because I believe in the importance of art education. You can donate or purchase Art is Smart items at www.ArtIsSmart.com.

Recycle-A-Bike

recycle a bike, bike repairs, learning bike skills, biking in RI, biking workshops, Another unique and impressive organization at Festival Fete was Recycle-A-Bike. Their mission is stated as “a volunteer-based community organization that connects people with refurbished bikes, provides practical bike knowledge, and advocates bicycle use by safer, more confident cyclists.”

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