When my two sons were young they got so much enjoyment from the programs at Arts Umbrella that it turned me into a life-long supporter of the arts school.
So every year, I donate one of my necklaces to the silent auction in their annual fundraiser, Splash, which happens Thursday, Nov. 3. This year it’s a rope of silvery grey baroque pearls mixed with silver beads, punctuated with a luscious amethyst accent stone and my signature marcasite clasp. Like all my statement necklaces, it’s one of a kind.
The money raised by Splash goes to initiatives like the out-reach programs for kids from low-income families. I know the impact music lessons, dance, and visual arts have on early childhood development so I want to see all children have access to arts and culture.
If you’re looking for a charity, I can’t think of a better place to contribute than Arts Umbrella. Cash is always good. But they’re often looking for skilled volunteers and business donations. And their fundraising events are always big fun.