THE BIG IDEA
Brighten charity spaces. Launch creative careers. Create a generous mindset.
Mint Artists Guild believes in creating projects that "benefit our clients, our communities and our youth" –a win-win-win approach. So in 2016, Mint developed a new initiative called Paint Detroit with Generosity which donates teen-made paintings and art pieces to local nonprofit organizations. Most are created by our summer workers.
Among the recipient charities in 2016 were:
Coalition on Temporary Shelter
Green Living Science
Legal Aid and Defender Association
Mosaic Youth Theatre
Ruth Ellis Center
Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers
The Sphinx Organization
YMCA of Metro Detroit
Several times a year, Mint brings young artists to serve and volunteer through art projects and workshops, helping in elementary schools and at community events and celebrations.
How You Can Nominate a Nonprofit to Our Program
To nominate a nonprofit to receive a painting or to request Mint at your school or event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Describe the organization or school, your role and the event. Preference is given to charities that have headquarters or primarily focus on Detroit and organizations that serve youth or low-income, high needs populations.