WILDFIRE RELIEF EFFORTS FOR CREATIVES

26.10.2017
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Many artists and creative people lost all of their belongings in the October 2017 Wildfire Disaster in the North Bay. The impact will be felt for many more months to come, if not years. This program has been created to help those people and families. While absolutely nothing can replace all the belongings and countless memories, hopefully this program will provide the creative people impacted by the fires with some form of relief and happiness as they move through their healing and rebuilding process.

Rileystreet Art Supply will be extending the discounts listed below to any person or family that has lost their home during the North Bay Wildfire Disaster.

40%OFF all regular priced items (storewide)
60%OFF all open stock artist brushes
70%OFF all stretched canvas
35%OFF all everyday discounted paint prices* (does not apply to bulk/sale paint discounts)

All discounts will be good until February 28th, 2018Due to the circumstances that so many impacted people are experiencing, Rileystreet is extending this program through May 31st, 2018. We hope this will help impacted people and businesses while they continue to trudge through the rebuilding process.

This program is only for people that have lost their homes and belongings. We will ask for a name, address and phone number. No information will be used for any sort of marketing or advertising. We are sorry to have to ask for the address, but unfortunately there are actually people out there that will try to abuse this program.

If you have any questions about this program please feel free to call us at 707-526-2416(santa rosa) or 415-457-2787(san rafael) or email info@rileystreet.com.

 

 

DIDN’T LOSE EVERYTHING BUT WANT TO HELP THOSE THAT DID?

We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone that donated to our fund supporting creative individuals that were directly impacted by the fires.  The response was genuinely amazing!

As this fund has been more or less depleted we have decided to refer all future donations to Creative Sonoma. Creative Sonoma is an amazing organization that focuses solely on the creative community of Sonoma County.  Information can be found at creativesonoma.org.

 

OTHER RELIEF EFFORTS BY RILEYSTREET

As of January 31, 2018 Rileystreet Art Supply, with the help of some amazing partners, has been able to give over $85,000 worth of creative supplies to various impacted schools, students and families.

SONOMA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP

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Rileystreet is happy to say that it has partnered with the Sonoma County Office of Education to supply every student that lost everything in the fires with art materials. Art kits made up of colored pencils, markers, coloring books and more will be available to schools that have identified those that have been affected. Our goal is to get art supplies to 100%off the students that have been affected.

Hopefully this partnership will provide some form of relief and happiness for the families going through their healing and rebuilding process. #artforeverykid

 

MARK WEST SPRINGS COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL

600 colored pencils, 2400 markers, drawing paper, construction paper and crayons – donated to Mark West Community Preschool that was destroyed during the firestorm in Santa Rosa.

#artforeverykid #santarosastrong #sonomacountystrong#santarosafirestorm #rebuildsantarosa #sonomastrong

If you are interested in helping the Mark West Community Preschool rebuild visit https://www.rebuildmarkwest.com/

 

CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH SCHOOL ART PROGRAM

Cardinal Newman was one of the major schools in our area to be devastated.  Much of the campus has been destroyed including the art department.  We have donated 166 colored pencils sets to get them started again.  At the same time working with some of the instructors on a larger level regarding the overall rebuilding process of the art department.

 

OPERATION BACKPACK

The Sonoma County Family Y is collecting backpacks, school supplies & lunch boxes to insure the children affected by the recent fires can return to school with new school supplies. We have donated over 200 marker and pencils sets to this project.  Part of our mission to provide art materials to every child who was affected by the fires. #artforeverykid For more information regarding Operation Backpack please visit the Y’s website – www.scfymca.org

 

YOUTH IN ARTS

Rileystreet has teamed up with Youth in Arts in Marin to provide free Family Art Nights for schools impacted by the recent fires in the North Bay.  Family Art Night brings artists, supplies and volunteers to schools impacted by the fires.  A fantastic way to help their schools community recover and rebuild.  Rileystreet is donating the supplies to help make this project possible. To support Free Family Art Nights as a volunteer or donor click here.  If you know of a school impacted by the fires and would like a Family Art Night, click here for more details.

THESE ARE ONLY A COUPLE OF THE EFFORTS WE HAVE MADE ON THE WAY TO OUR GOAL OF SUPPLYING ART MATERIALS TO EVERY CHILD THAT WAS DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE FIRES IN THE NORTH BAY

 

WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT HAS EVER WALKED THROUGH THE DOORS OF RILEYSTREET. WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF OUR CUSTOMERS AND A FEW AMAZING PEOPLE IN THE ART MATERIALS INDUSTRY, THIS EFFORT TO SUPPLY EVERY AFFECTED CHILD MAY NOT HAVE HAPPENED. THANK YOU!

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