Thursday, June 17, 2010

Good Friend is helping create a culture of acceptance through art!

What a third birthday present this will be for Good Friend, Inc.!  A 20' x 50' (approx.) mural at the gateway to downtown Waukesha's arts-shopping-dining district by muralist Christine Vincent will have a team of remarkable junior artists helping on August 7.  Denise Schamens is bringing students with special education needs, including autism, from all over the city, together with their school friends to help paint the leaf border along the bottom.

We want all 17 of Waukesha's elementary schools represented, but we need to identify participants still from Hadfield, Lowell, Saratoga, and Summit View.  Please email if you know someone who might be interested in having his or her child be a part of this inspiring project.

By working on a mural depicting Waukesha's history, we'll be acknowledging our past.  We are celebrating our present through our junior artists and the special friendships they share.  And as we show the community how valuable people of ALL abilities are, we are treasuring their future.

You can join this collaboration by making a tax-deductible donation through Good Friend between now and August 7!  Just go to and click the Donate button.  Put "Waukesha mural" in the Purpose field so we designate the funds accordingly.  You can also write a check payable to Good Friend, Inc., Attn: Waukesha Historical Mural Project, 808 Cavalier Dr., Waukesha, WI 53186.  Donations of $100 or more will be acknowledged on the wall upon request.  Donations of $500 or more will be rewarded with an art-quality print of the finished masterpiece.  Want to sponsor a building?  For $1,000, your family or company name will go right under it!

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