(The picture to the right is my cat wearing her costume, Frankenstein. I admit I cheated... this photo is from Halloween, however I have misplaced my camera and so Purim photo updates will come later when I get my camera back)
This year's donation for Purim is art supplies to the children's hospital. Every week I go and volunteer in the art program at the local children's hospital. Sometimes we do elaborate projects like watercolor/wax resists, and other weeks we simply color with markers on construction paper. However, the hospital has no funding for this program's art supplies; they rely completely on donations. Often, my coordinator tells me to make sure the kids use up the whole page of watercolor paper, or only squirt out a little paint and wait until it's gone before putting out more, etc.
Today, JewishGuy and I went to Target and the art supply store and went nuts. We bought:
- Boxes of: crayons (different kinds, sizes, palettes), markers (including 2 sets of "stamper" markers), colored pencils
- Little Kid and Big Kid appropriate scissors
- Tons of glue sticks
- Regular glue in bottles
- Many packets of construction paper
- Packets of "foam sheets"
- Foam stickers, both flowery ones and letters
- Paints, both acrylic and watercolor
- Watercolor paper
HillelLady is also joining in on it :)
I'm excited to donate objects rather than money, it feels a lot more personal. Also, I am excited because I know exactly who it will go to and I will probably get to see the kids use the stuff we bring!