AIGA Jacksonville Gives Back

a “United We Serve” initiative event

The White House and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) requested help from AIGA members in promoting public service opportunities in their communities during the “United We Serve” initiative, a summer of community involvement culminating in a National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11, 2009.

AIGA Jacksonville is getting involved in the “United We Serve” initiative through several hands-on outreach initiatives beginning with a project on Saturday, August 22, from 8:00 a.m. to Noon, in which we as AIGA members will spruce up the gardens at Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School. The primary tasks will be to weed and maintain the gardens there. There are reading gardens, a butterfly garden and a small vegetable garden. There will be other small tasks such as trimming hedges, picking up trash and anything else we can do to get the school shiny for the first day!

If you are available to help we would love to have your assistance for the four hours we will be there. Hands-On Jacksonville will provide lawn tools, bags and gloves. If you have your own garden tools or gloves, please bring them along. A $5 donation toward flowers/herbs to plant would be greatly appreciated. Lunch will be provided for us.

We will be recording our experience through photos and videos to submit to the AIGA national web site, and to use as a tool to inspire our members to reach out to the community on future endeavors.

If you are interested in helping out, please RSVP through e-mail or Facebook. See you on August 22 at 8:00 a.m.! If you want to help us record this experience or if you have any questions, please shoot an e-mail to Karen Kurycki.

By aigajacksonville
Published August 12, 2009