Written by: Sara Lamb
In the fall of 2018, Nossi College of Art is celebrating our 45th anniversary, and we decided to do 45 acts of creative kindness for local classrooms, non-profits, church groups. Nashville and the surrounding communities have been supportive of Nossi College and the impact we wanted to make on this area, so in return, we wanted to feature 45 acts of thankfulness.
We have had help and donations from faculty, staff, students and local organizations like Plaza Artist Supply and Jerry’s Art-A-Rama – who helped stretch all dollars and supplies donated! If there is an organization we highlight that impacts you and your neighborhood, we encourage each reader to consider giving back to one of these 45 opportunities!
Nossi donated hundreds of composition notebooks, glue sticks and sharpies to help in their teacher drive effort and Nossi student, Quinn Bowersox, donated his time photographing all the action.
Photos above and below by Quinn Bowersox
SmART! Is Nashville’s best spot to shop for new and gently used art and craft supplies for a fraction of their retail price. 100% of SmART! profits benefit Progress Inc. programs to promote the health, happiness, and safety of adults living with intellectual disabilities in our community.
The Big Payback is a philanthropic event that serves as a way to shine a spotlight on local needs and create excitement around philanthropy in Middle Tennessee.
[Below: Tom Stanford, Nossi’s Photography Coordinator, and John Partipilo, Nossi’s Photojournalism instructor, captures photographs during The Big Payback unveiling at Bridgestone Arena]
To learn more and join in on next year’s Big Payback visit TheBigPayback.org.
Nossi student, Pam English (right)
This included the Royal Affair logo, Silent Auction Cards, Table Numbers, Invites, Reply Cards, Thank you Notes, social needs and other printing needs.
Royal Affair table card design by Pam English (above)
The fashion fundraiser is for The King’s Daughters Child Development Center that provides childcare and educational programs for children from economically disadvantaged families in the Madison and surrounding areas.
Of course, we had to make sure Pam could attend, so we bought 2 tickets to the show for her and a friend to enjoy this unique fashion event in the stunning gardens of Cheekwood Estates.
We were proud to donate to this year’s fundraiser, for more information and to donate visit this link.
We fell in love with this school and the work that they do to make their classrooms more stimulating, challenging, safer and happier.
Do you want to donate to JE Moss’ Maker’s Station? If so, click here for contact information!
The Nashville Wildlife Conservation is dedicated to bring environmental education into lower income areas, that lack the resources to get out to our beautiful parks and reap the benefit of nature. provide high-quality science education, including STEM and NGSS standards, wildlife encounters, and outdoor adventures to introduce students to their backyard neighbors.
To volunteer your time or donate money for this important environmental Nashville cause: click here.
Stay tuned next week for Week 2, Days 6-10, of our 45 Days of Giving!