A few words from Harriet Taub, Executive Director of MFTA, on a special volunteer group last week:
We had a wonderful and productive past week at Materials for the Arts! The Lukens Company, a creative marketing firm with offices in both California and Virginia, spent some time here on Wednesday and Thursday. They work with both nonprofits and political clients on integrated marketing and creative messaging. In honor of their 25th anniversary they decided to spend some time bringing together staff from both coasts to work with selected non-profits on a volunteering project. MFTA was the lucky recipient of The Lukens Company when they came together to volunteer in NYC. Check out their great work–and a special surprise–after the jump!
You can see by the photos that the group worked very hard on a variety of projects, including fixing the wheels on our canvas bins and laying new tile in our classroom and conference room.
While working with Joel in the warehouse they realized that we could use some tools and supplies to make their volunteering work a little easier. They surprised us by taking us on a shopping spree at Home Depot where they paid for lots of useful tools and supplies. Usually people come to MFTA for a shopping spree but the tables were pleasantly turned on Wednesday.
On Thursday after a breakfast of toasted bagels and coffee cake from Carlo’s Bakery, we all posed for a photo when they handed us a check for $2,500. We are thrilled to have been chosen to be their beneficiary, and are happy to have added Hilary, Holly, Ray, Mike, and Heather from Lukens, and Lukens clients Cheryl, Carrie, and Aaron to our MFTA family.