Let's Paint a Mural for the Kids is sponsored by SCAD - The University for Creative Careers
WHO IS LABnormal AND WHAT ARE OUR PLANS?
Hi, I’m Francesca and I’m currently a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). LABnormal is a digital fabrication club several of my friends and I co-founded last fall at SCAD. We are a group of mostly architecture students who are interested in digital design and reaching out to share the discourse with our community. Together with the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club at Kayton Homes, we wish to take action to revitalize their building.
The project goals are to provide renovations to both the interior and exterior of their building. Owned by the Housing Authority of Savannah (HAS) this project will serve as a collaboration between LABnormal, the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs and HAS. The building is also used as a community center for meetings and basketball practice and a large audience will will greatly benefit from renovations to the Club! PHASE ONE is to provide the inside of their Club with a fresh coat of paint and several renovations that will truly bring their center together.
Working with the kids, we are in the process of completing a design for an exterior mural that will be possible with your support, which is PHASE TWO!
I have been an active volunteer with the volunteer organization on campus SERVE and have been working with the children at this Boys & Girls Club for over two years. I think that a project to renovate their center could really add a positive outlook for them! The Club already provides a great amount activity for them to participate in, and redesigning their building with their input will give them a great sense of pride and ownership to their building.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN WITH YOUR SUPPORT?
If we reach our goal of $12,000,
26% will go towards interior renovations supplies including paint, storage, hinges and equipment rental,
65% will go towards the exterior mural including primer, paint, paint brushes and specialty equipment rental such as scaffolding,
5% will go towards a reveal event and any associated marketing,
And 4% will go towards indiegogo for hosting our project!
Even if we don’t reach our full goal, our main incentive is to provide general renovations, which is where the majority of our funding will go. Any additional support will go towards consistently improving the club in the long run.
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
Help the Club directly by purchasing necessary supplies for their center. In the perks you can select items such as faucets, soap dispensers and first aid kits that will greatly benefit the Club and the children! Check out our gallery for pictures of the interior and where the supplies will be put to use!
With your generous contributions, we would like to give a little back to you to show our appreciation!
Here are your supporter perks!
For $10 your name will be added as a supporter on our blog
For $20 you will receive a thank you card illustrated and signed by one of the club members
For $50 you will receive a signed thank you card featuring a rendering of the final mural design
For $75 you will receive a signed thank you card featuring a picture of the completed mural
For $100 you will receive a set of 5 blank note cards illustrated by the students as well as a signed thank you card
For $150 you will receive a printed poster sized rendering of the final mural design along with a signed thank you card
For $200 you will receive a print from local Savannah Gallery Le Snoot along with a signed thank you card
** As an additional fundraiser we have collaborated with Gallery Le Snoot hosting a call for entries called EMERGENCE. The theme explores the potential of humans through technology and you will be able to select a print from several of the entries! Check out a link to the event here**
And for $500 you will receive a large format photo print of the finished mural along with a signed thank you card
WHAT WE HAVE DONE AND WHAT CAN THIS PROJECT DO?
This summer has started strong for LABnormal after receiving a grant from the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs to lead a Summer Art Program at the Boys & Girls Club. The kids have been exploring introductory design techniques. Their creative juices are flowing and they have been creating beautiful pieces. Providing them with the opportunity to see such a large completed would be an incredible experience to finish out their summer. Check out pictures and updates at labnormalplus.blogspot.com!
This project has tremendous potential to impact the community positively. The improved appearance will become a landmark for change and this in turn will bring attention to the area and the Boys & Girls Club specifically for more community involvement.
Renovating the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club at Kayton Homes can establish a project to provide the children with a sense of empowerment, inspiring them to not be afraid of changing the environment around them and the influence they have of their community.
Please share this campaign with friends and family to bring as many people as possible to this project. With a little support I believe we can truly make a huge change in these children’s lives!