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.
You can find the rest of the silent auction goodies here – there is are some wonderful paintings (my weakness) – along with links to where you can buy Splash tickets.