West Windsor Arts Council art kits benefit families of HomeFront

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The West Windsor Arts Center will distribute “Art Kits for a Cause” to those in need through a partnership with HomeFront, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey.

The kits, priced at $30 apiece, contain all the supplies needed to make two different projects. They can be given as gifts or donated to participants of HomeFront’s ArtSpace program and families living at the HomeFront campus.

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“Art has the power to bring joy, to transform our lives, and to provide us with a tool for expression, which is so important right now,” Aylin Green, executive director of the West Windsor Arts Center, said in a prepared statement. “This is a win-win-win. When you purchase an art kit, you have the chance to enrich the lives of others, as well as your own, while supporting the arts. The gifts just keep giving when they are donated to HomeFront as well.”

Each kit includes supplies for an acrylic painting project and a polymer clay beading project with a printed instruction sheet, as well as a link to videos featuring West Windsor Arts Council teaching artists providing step-by-step guidance.

RWJ Barnabas Health in Hamilton sponsored the first 25 kits for distribution at its cancer center.

“We are grateful to RWJ Barnabas Health for their support of this project,” Green said in the statement.  “Art Kits for a Cause are beautifully designed and make great gifts for artists and creators of all ages. Buy one for yourself, your friends and family, and a local family in need.”

To purchase a kit, visit westwindsorarts.org.

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