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.
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 parts’ greatest 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.
Mary Elizabeth Cantu
spare parts Founder
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.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume & contact information for 2 references. Email your application in PDF format & ATTN: Mary E. Cantu to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.