By Lindsey Clark
The Tower (Grosse Pointe, Michigan)
To raise money to pay their national club fee, The National Art Honor Society will begin selling Mr. C’s breadsticks after school every Friday in the main hallway, President Madison Vallan ’16 said.
The additional funding will also assist the club in buying paint and chalk to decorate for Art Fest and improve the art department as a whole, Vallan said.
“We are going to start raising money towards art materials and kind of re-organizing the art program,” Vallan said. “We are hoping just to promote the awareness of art. Sports are a very big deal at South, and not many people know of all of the talented art kids, so we want to show off their talents.”
NAHS adviser Kit Aro hopes to also use the extra fundraising to bring art to the community.
“We just want to cover the basic dues and then move on to fundraise for more community-minded projects that benefit children, the hungry and our broader neighborhood,” Aro said via email. “We are working on projects with Empty Bowls, Arts & Scraps and hope to have a role in a new community unity initiative between Detroit and Grosse Pointe. Other fundraisers at Village Fest in the past helped fund Detroit community gardens.”
Last year, NAHS managed to raise 80 percent of its membership fee for 2015 with this fundraiser. The club hopes to accomplish this again, Vallan said.
“It is a necessary thing to do at this point because we need to raise money. Everyone loves breadsticks, and we did this last year, and it worked really well,” Vallan said.
Also, the Art Department’s Gift and Card fundraiser, now on Artsonia, raises money for art materials for South art classes. All artworks were donated by students so folks can buy notecards, mugs, mousepads etc. with great student art on them. Check it out here.