P.S 189 Arts Supply Drive!


Haiti Cultural Exchange first started working with P.S. 189 in May 2010 when we partnered with Brooklyn for Barack to provide FREE youth arts workshops for kids ages 3-18, each Saturday. We served over 350 children, with 40 workshops ranging from the performing to visual to musical arts, including arts therapy workshops for the 30 children P.S. 189 accepted after the January 2010 earthquake. Haiti Cultural Exchange has extended their stay with P.S 189, by providing transportation to our October 16th SELEBRASYON all-day festival in Chelsea, so the children and their families could experience the Haitian art exhibit and participate in craftmaking. We are also currently working at the school each Friday, providing after school arts workshops for grades 2-5.

We need your help to bring art supplies to this school to continue the artistic experience for these kids! They have shown some serious talent, and if you can donate even one set of pencils, they will use them!

P.S. 189 is a unique school, with serving primarily ESL and Bilingual Creole-English or Spanish-English speaking children. 40% of the school’s population is Haitian! “These kids are clearly hungry for art,” said Berthe Faustin, the school principal, at the end of our May Youth Arts Workshops. Let’s feed their hunger!

Help make this program possible by bringing your donation of art supplies and/or school supplies. Items do not have to be brand new, but they must be child safe.

Below are some suggestions from the faculty at P.S. 189, but any and all arts supply donations are welcome.

  • glitter
  • paper (construction, tissue, card stock, scrap book, tracing and drawing papers)
  • glue
  • paste sticks
  • writing instruments (pens, pencils, assorted types of markers, colored pencils and highlighters)
  • modeling clay
  • poster boards and display boards
  • paint, brushes, art paper and folding easels

Thank you for your participation!

DATE / TIME: Saturday, December 18/ 9:00 am– 1:00 PM
K-189, The Bilingual School, 1100 East New York Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11212

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