Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hanging Art Mobiles Bring $2K for Oya No Kai

 "Live at the Oya No Kai Auction 2016 - Revolution Hall

Yatta! Yatta!

Recently, I was honored to help two second-grade classes at Richmond Elementary School create a couple ginormous mobiles for the school's yearly fundraising auction.

The annual event to help the Japanese Immersion Program’s Interns and Cultural Exchanges is Oya No Kai's biggest fundraiser of the year.  

I had a blast conducting four hands-on mobile-making sessions with over 100 kids. It was a TON of fun ... and nobody except for me got injured! The resulting two 50+ blade mobiles brought a collective $2K to the school's immersion program. Right on!

The colorful mobiles (seen in their packaging below) celebrated the auction's sugared-up, candied theme. With names like Sunset Melon Sherbet and Frosting with Sprinkles, it's a good thing you couldn't eat these 4' high x 6' wide painted metal spinners! Talk about a sugar high!

It was a LOT of work, but I'm happy to have helped my friends, the mission of the school, and get to spend some time watching little minds exercising their creativity. Woot Woot!

Apparently, I'm now an honorary dad of 100+ kids!