Encouraging Creativity; Mass. Non-Profit Donates Hundreds Of Art Kits


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Monday morning, a local non-profit group braved the cold weather to deliver art kits for students at an elementary school in Chinatown.

The local non-profit group is called Art Resources Collaborative for Kids, or ARCK. Sara Demeter is the founder of ARCK and said they dropped off 85 art kits to the Josiah Quincy Elementary School in Chinatown, on Monday.

This drop off was the last of 600 kits they've donated to public schools in Boston, this school year.

The kits include a sketchbook, pencil set, colored pencils, markers, sharpies and more. The non-profit even adds a few face masks and a couple of "Go Art" stickers to each kit.

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"We knew there was a need to keep kids creative minds working and to help support their social and emotional well being, especially during these difficult times," said Demeter.

She adds they started this back in September, when they realized kids would be learning from home.

The group said most students didn't have much at all in terms of art supplies at home. The group drops the kits off at the schools and then the parents come and pick them up.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) Reports

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