We’ve just passed the 20 Artbin mark, a pretty good feat for a grassroots project that started with no money less than a year ago….just with the advice from the RCMP that a clean neighbourhood doesn’t attract people who tend to make it dirty.
Thanks to the core group of brave souls who stepped up to paint and host bins, and to even fund them…you know who you are! And to the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange, Pacific Prime Painting, and Three Hour Sail for paint donations, and to Home Hardware for the deal on bins. We are really grateful for your support.
We’ve got enough learning now to begin placing them in the most-needed places, and are now ready to invite the city and local businesses to get involved.
Some of the bins have been produced at Artbin Painting Parties, and some people have preferred to paint on their own. Our next painting event is planned for October.
If you’d like to paint an Artbin, or to volunteer to look after one, please call Barbara at 740.0123. We’d like to find someone who can help organize and manage this effort as well.
In the meantime, check out this photo display of some of the Artbins in the neighbourhood, or watch this clip from the Hidden Heroes TV feature:
Click on the Our Shows tab near the top of the page – then click the Hidden Heroes logo– and select South End Community Assn from the list of stories.
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