Thea's Art Closet Delivers



The THEA Foundation would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to an anonymous donor, to the Hot Springs Giving Circle, and to Chesapeake Energy for supporting Arkansas schools. Because of their generosity, we are proud to announce deliveries of high quality art supplies to 109 schools in 8 different counties for the 2010 school programs.

Four years ago, Thea's Art Closet began accepting donations for critically needed supplies to teachers who teach creative classes. As of this date, the program has dispersed $641,500 worth of materials to 245 schools. If you or your organization would like to make a tax deductible donation to Thea's Art Closet in support of a school or schools in your county click HERE.

These supplies will impact teachers and students alike - providing teachers with the capacity to energize young minds - and making school more fun and conductive to learning.

Total Deliveries in August of 2010

8 Counties - 24,000 Students

Total Supplies Delivered - $160,000

Media Coverage

The media in west Arkansas has given generous coverage to this year's Arts Closet initiatives. The links below take you to a news article and television report.

Times Record Online

5 News - Fort Smith / Fayetteville

Sebastian County

Art Supplies Delivered:

Forty-one schools will receive a full compliment of art supplies.

Donor: Anonymous party that understands the critical importance art related activities play in education.

7 High Schools - $2,300 each

36 Elementary, Intermediate, Middle Schools - $1,500 each

1 Alternative Center - $2,300

Total Supplies Delivered: $68,000

Crawford County

Art Supplies Delivered:

Twenty-five schools will receive a full compliment of art supplies.

Donor: Anonymous party that understands the critical importance art related activities play in education.

5 High Schools - $2,300 each

17 Elementary, Intermediate, Middle Schools - $1,500 each

Total Supplies Delivered: $41,500

Garland County

Art Supplies Delivered:

Seventeen schools will receive a full compliment of art supplies.

Donor: Hot Springs Giving Circle

5 High Schools - $2,000

12 Elementary, Intermediate, Middle Schools - $1,250

Total Supplies Delivered: $25,000

Fayettville Shale Counties

Art Supplies Delivered:

Seventeen schools will receive a full compliment of art supplies.

Donor: Chesapeake Energy

26 Elementary Schools - $1,000 each

Total Supplies Delivered: $26,000

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Thea's Art Closet in support of your school click HERE.

Paul Leopoulos

THEA Foundation