Commemorating Community Through Art

$1,170 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 29 people in 12 months
Selena Stanley Blankenship
on behalf of Broderick Flanigan
 ATHENS, GA
My name is Selena Blankenship and I am the principal at Hilsman Middle School in Athens, GA. Hilsman is a high poverty school, with 100% of our students receiving free meals. Our school also has a rich history. This year is the 50th anniversary of the opening of our school and our students want to commemorate this occasion with a mural that will not only make our school more beautiful, but also will provide an opportunity for our young artists to create and capture the essence of our school and community spirit. 

Broderick Flanigan will be the lead artist on this project. Broderick is a former student of Hilsman Middle School where he met Mrs. Campbell who is still the art teacher. The two artists will be working together on this mural.

Donating to this project will allow us to bring a public art mural to Hilsman Middle School and to have youth from the school help with the process. Our youth are faced with many challenges in their lives. Often times they have a path to excelling or falling into a vicious cycle of poverty. This mural project will serve as one opportunity to allow our students to experience success.  We hope to raise $1500 to offset the cost of materials and an honorarium for the lead artist. 

The Hilsman Jubilee celebration is set for May 14, 2016, during which the mural will be unveiled. Won't you help us reach our goal and make a lasting contribution to our school community?
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Update 7
Posted by Selena Blankenship
11 months ago
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We are at $1350 total in online and offline donations. Only $150 to go! Won't you help us reach our goal of $1500 to help our students work with artists to create a mural to commemorate 50 years of Hilsman Middle School and our eastside community?
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Update 6
Posted by Selena Blankenship
11 months ago
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We are over 2/3 of the way to our goal, thanks to offline donations in addition to online donations. We only need $485 to reach our goal. Any amount is helpful, and those who donate at least $40 will receive a Jamie Calkin print!
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Update 5
Posted by Selena Blankenship
11 months ago
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Thanks to our two most recent contributors, Ms. Links and the Daniels family, as well as some offline donations, we have raised almost $900! Please help us reach our goal of $1500 by April 23rd. Only seven days left to contribute and make this mural project a reality for our students and the Hilsman Jubilee!
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Update 4
Posted by Selena Blankenship
11 months ago
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We are over 1/3 of the way to our goal, thanks to all who have donated! We apprwciate all donations, no matter how big or small. However, if you donate at least $40 to our Hilsman mural project (Commemorating Community through Art) you will receive a Jamie Calkin print of the Hilsman HilFest painting! We will have prints ready for pick up (or mailing) after May 14th. What a deal! Please help my students realize their goal!
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Broderick Flanigan
11 months ago

I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for contributing to this cause! This is going to be an awesome project. Looking forward to the unveiling ceremony on May 14th. Spread Love!

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$1,170 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 29 people in 12 months
Created March 24, 2016
Selena Stanley Blankenship  
on behalf of Broderick Flanigan
AW
$50
Acacia Wilson
11 months ago
CR
$20
Csherri Ritter
11 months ago

Keep doing what you're doing because you're doing it well....

$50
Anonymous
11 months ago
$30
Michelle Castleberry
11 months ago

Thanks for your work in the community!

DG
$20
Deb Gowen
11 months ago
$115
Anonymous
11 months ago
$20
Anonymous
11 months ago
$20
Kathy Peters
11 months ago

Love the idea of the artist giving back.

AD
$10
Andrew Dixon
11 months ago
VS
$50
Vicki Scullion
11 months ago
Broderick Flanigan
11 months ago

I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for contributing to this cause! This is going to be an awesome project. Looking forward to the unveiling ceremony on May 14th. Spread Love!

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