For Immediate Release
May 3, 2010
(Philadelphia, PA) Moore alumnae and local artists have put their talents together to create one-of-a-kind piggy banks for Adopt a Pig that will be on display at a Preview Champagne Party this Friday, May 7, from 6 - 9 pm at B Square Gallery, 614 S. 9th Street in Philadelphia. More than 100 piggy banks are available for $250 each with all proceeds going towards strengthening the art therapy program that Adopt a Pig sponsors at hospitals and with other organizations throughout the region.
The Moore alumnae board chose Adopt a Pig for its yearly community outreach project. The Adopt a Pig program works like this: Pediatric cancer patients and survivors paint and decorate piggy banks. Sponsors adopt the piggy banks and begin collecting donations. When each bank is full, the change inside is counted and a check is sent to Adopt a Pig.
On Saturday, May 8, from 1 - 9 pm, five galleries in Philadelphia’s Queen Village neighborhood will participate in an Adopt a Pig Community Crawl. The galleries include: B Square Gallery, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Dupree Gallery, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, and Stoneworks Gallery.
Adopt a Pig is a 100% volunteer organization and Adopt a 501 (c)(3) public charity. For more information on Adopt a Pig, visit www.adoptapig.org.
Listen to a podcast about the Adopt a Pig project on BEN FM.
Read about Adopt a Pig in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Read about Adopt a Pig in Philadelphia City Paper.
Adopt a Pig is a program designed to help children and their families cope as they face their greatest challenge, fighting cancer. Proceeds benefit a variety of support services for patients and their families. The mission and goals of the Adopt a Pig program are simple: to provide coping mechanisms to children fighting cancer and their families. The founders of this program, experienced these cancer treatments firsthand and understand it is neither a simple nor a short process. By providing support to children and families, they hope to ease some of the struggles and pains associated with this emotional and physical battle.
Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.
May 3, 2010
Moore alumnae and local artists have put their talents together to create one-of-a-kind piggy banks for Adopt a Pig that will be on view at a Preview Champagne Party this Friday, May 7, from 6 - 9 pm at B Square Gallery, 614 S. 9th Street in Philadelphia. All piggy banks are available for $250 each with all proceeds going towards strengthening the art therapy program that Adopt a Pig sponsors at hospitals and with other organizations throughout the region.