I just heard from Caitlin Cline, one of those young folk bopping around ARI who’s involved in just about every Community outreach activity she can get her hands on. In addition to the Feeding 5000 Board, March for Babies, JDRF One Walk, etc., etc., etc., she was also on the Holman Art Show Committee. She let me know that the committee decided to collect art supplies for the children at Kids Alley, a South Jersey nonprofit offering after-school, weekend, and summer programs to Camden children and their families since 1998.
Caitlin explained that most of the committee are artists themselves, so they understand the importance of sparking creativity early in life. And it just so happens that during 2016’s NJ Days of Caring, many of those same arty committee members people created a mural over st Kids Alley.
Brenda Hallahan, CEO of Kids Alley, stopped by Holman Headquarters in Mount Laurel to pick up the art supplies the committee had collected. Here’s that scene:
So this year’s art show not only showed woodwork and good work, it did some real good for local kids. Doesn’t get better than that.