"We have no money for our art class and we are using toilet paper as an art supply. This is particularly hard for the students who take art who have special needs. Art is one of the ways they can express themselves. Can you help us?"
I was aghast and heartbroken hearing this from a mother and her daughter, a senior at San Marin, when they came to my recent realtors' Open House. They noticed my name on the A frames throughout town advertising a home for sale and asked for my help.
Toilet paper. Novato schools have been harder than ever. As a community, we can help these students. It takes a village.
I confirmed the needs for supplies with San Marin High's art instructor, Densie Mozzetti. She said they need the following for their 285 art students that attend art classes:
- Black Sharpies
- glue sticks
- White Elmer's glue
- duct tape
- masking tape
- 6 ply railroad board in black and white (used for mounting artwork)
- wheat paste for paper
- blow dryers
- miter boxes
- box cutters
- exacto blades
- any glass tools
- 35mm film cameras and digital cameras
Do you have some of these items that you can donate from your garage or closets? Please drop off or send supplies to: San Marin High School, 15 San Marin Drive Novato, CA 94945. For more information contact DMOZZETTI@nusd.org or call the school at (415) 898-2121. If you want to make a financial donation it can be sent to the address above and made out to SAN MARIN ART.