On December 5, 2010 Theatre Action Project teamed up with United Way and the Young President’s Organization, an assocation for local business leaders, to do a community service project at Pickle Elementary in the St. John’s neighborhood.
The group did the following:
*Created and decorated 75 meal boxes for neighborhood residents in need
*Created Dozens of Cards, ornaments and placards to share with children
*Created 2 large murals to beautify the school courtyard
*Built benches and picnic tables for garden areas around the school, allowing a peaceful space for kids to congregate
*Cleared school gardens used by science teachers as part of their curriculum in preparation for winter planting
*Installed a solar panel in the garden area to power a water fountain.
*Installed a Born Learning Trail designed to create teachable moments for parents and caregivers at the onsite playground.
*Built a compost area that will also be used by the teachers as part of their curriculum.
*Spread mulch in garden areas
“It was an incredible partnership between a variety of organizations and people from the community that will make a real impact on a school. The projects completed will leverage a host of community and curricular opportunities for the school and the community for years to come.” Karen LaShelle, Executive Director for Theatre Action Project.