Student Coloring Books Share Art and Literacy with Foster Kids

Posted May 29th, 2018 by Paulette Cousino  Category: Education


OREGON, OH – For the second year in a row, students at Cardinal Stritch Catholic
High School & Academy are producing a coloring book to share with the community. The 60-page book, “A is for Art,” includes coloring pages and activities surrounding each letter of the alphabet, designed entirely by students.

For every book sold for $5, two books will be donated to deserving children throughout the community. This is made possible in part because of a partnership with United Way of Greater Toledo, Buckeye Community Arts Network (BCAN), and The Blade.

“This is a great opportunity for our students to promote art and literacy throughout the community,” said Ms. Lauren Hurd, the Art Teacher who assigned the project. “This is also a chance for our students to work on a project that goes beyond our walls; and giving back to the community is core to what we do at Cardinal Stritch.”

“We are happy to partner with Cardinal Stritch and deliver these beautiful, student-drawn coloring books to those in need,” said Wendy Pestrue, president & CEO of United Way of Greater Toledo.

The inaugural coloring book in 2017 was delivered to Toledo Children’s Hospital. This year, donated books will be gifted to as many as 2,000 foster children throughout Lucas County in collaboration with Lucas County Family Services. “It’s always a pleasure to encourage any opportunity that helps young folks get
involved in their community and understand the power, and impact, of their personal contributions,” Pestrue said.

“A is for Art” are available for presale at and will also be available for sale at Art Supply Depo in Toledo and BG in the coming weeks.

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