News from spare parts – Summer here we come!

St. Paul School Gym - spare parts summer materials & supplies donation site 350 Sutton Dr. - San Antonio, 78228  PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR SCHEDULE Pictured: St. Paul School Art Club & Carla Berryman, 4th grade teacher
St. Paul School Gym – spare parts summer materials & supplies donation site
350 Sutton Dr. – San Antonio, 78228
PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR SCHEDULE
Pictured: St. Paul School Art Club & Carla Berryman, 4th grade teacher
Please note: there will be an ongoing donation drop-off schedule. Check this website for dates. Email us with any questions.
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May 29, 5pm – Internship Application Deadline. Click here for info.
June 3, 9am-11:30am – spare parts accepts materials & supplies donations. materials & supplies donation guideSt. Paul School Gym.
June 3, 9:30am-10:15am – spare parts is actively looking for invested, motivated community members, businesses & organizations to help with this summer’s materials & supplies drive for PreK-12 grade San Antonio educators. Please attend this meeting if you are interested. EVERYONE is invited. St. Paul School Gym. 
June 20, evening – Maker Mama & spare parts host an Etsy Craft Party: Craft for Community. Details to come.
July 23, 10am-2pm – Encino Park Elementary accepts materials & supplies donations for spare partsmaterials & supplies donation guide2550 Encino Rio – San Antonio, 78259.
July 26 – Free Fine Arts Fair for PreK-12 grade San Antonio educators (materials & supplies giveaway). Registration required. Details to come. Wonderland of the Americas.
This year's Free Fine Arts Fair is Friday, July 26 at Wonderland of the Americas, Loop 410 & I-10 - San Antonio, 78201 Pictured: David B. Frank, ArtGives.Org; Victoria Hernandez, Wonderland of the Americas & Mary E. Cantu, spare parts
This year’s Free Fine Arts Fair is Friday, July 26 at Wonderland of the Americas, Loop 410 & I-10 – San Antonio, 78201
Pictured: David B. Frank, ArtGives.Org; Victoria Hernandez, Wonderland of the Americas & Mary E. Cantu, spare parts

Thank you: St. Paul Church, St. Paul School Principal Colleen Hermes & Teacher Carla Berryman; Wonderland of the Americas(WOTA) & WOTA Director of Marketing Victoria Hernandez; ArtGives.Org David B. Frank; Encino Park Elementary Principal John Hinds & Assistant Principal James Miller; & Mary’s parents, Jeanne & Robert Cantu.

Latest News!

Guess what?

We’re having a materials & supplies drive for San Antonio educators! The location(s) will be announced next week. Thank you to everyone who reached out & helped us find a space. The response was overwhelming & we are grateful for your support.

On your mark, get set…collect! Clean out closets & school lockers, go through storage, keep cast-offs from making their way to the dumpster & save every spare part! Here’s the list of everything spare parts happily accepts. You can even print out this sign, slap it on a cardboard box & hold a mini-drive at work. Donation drop-off schedule to be announced.

This summer, we plan to have the largest materials & supplies drive in our history. Teachers, be prepared & save the date: July 26 (registration to come).

As you know, spare parts relies on volunteers & interns in June & July to collect, organize & sort donations. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals & groups of all abilities & talents to participate. Youth can help, too! Click here for information about our internships—the application deadline is May 29. Volunteers, we’ll get a schedule out ASAP.

Don’t forget, this will be spare partsgreatest donation drive. Maximize education & reduce landfill waste. Help us get the word out. Let’s show our PreK-12 grade teachers how a community comes together to celebrate creativity, eco-consciousness, cultural sustainability & the arts.

If you are serious about realizing year-round programming & efforts focused on creative reuse, spare parts will hold regular meetings beginning in August for those interested in working together to find a permanent location.

Have a wonderful weekend! We’ll be in touch soon.

 

Very sincerely,

Mary Elizabeth Cantu
spare parts Founder

2013 SUMMER INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

2013 SUMMER INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

ABOUT SPARE PARTS
spare parts inspires & supports the growing San Antonio creative community & our schools through environmental accountability.

spare parts believes partnerships & programs centered on creative reuse lead to smart initiatives that increase the creative & cultural energy of our city.

spare parts’ purpose is unprecedented in San Antonio. We are the leader in reuse education through the arts.

This summer, spare parts is organizing a large materials & supplies drive for San Antonio teachers (Pre-K through 12 grade) who are devoted to enriching their curriculum using dance, music, theatre &/or visual art. spare parts will collect materials & supplies to be distributed in late July.

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
The spare parts internship is unpaid, a summer opportunity, begins in early June & runs through early August (minimum 50 hours). The intern directly reports to spare parts Founder Mary E. Cantu & works closely with volunteers & partnering San Antonio organizations.

The ideal candidate is familiar with utilizing social media, has exceptional verbal/written communication skills & is a strong creative & critical thinker. She/he will help organize donations, research new trends in environmental sustainability through the arts & in education & assist with daily organizational operations.

Learn more about last year’s interns here.

APPLY
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume & contact information for 2 references. Email your application in PDF format & ATTN: Mary E. Cantu to sparepartstudio@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 29 at 5pm. Incoming High School Seniors, Undergraduate & Graduate Students are invited to apply. All applicants will be contacted by Friday, June 7 at 5pm.

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