THE BIG IDEA
Brighten charity spaces. Honor the work of nonprofits. Launch creative careers. Grow our 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. They hang in major charities such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and small ones like Crescendo Detroit and Stand with Trans. Most paintings are created by our summer workers.
We are grateful to the Skillman Foundation, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, Culture Source and many individuals and artists for support of Paint Detroit with Generosity.
Among the charities to receive paintings in 2020 are:
Arts & Scraps
Alternatives for Girls
Center for Success
Covenant House Michigan
Detroit Horse Power
Detroit Youth Volume
Downtown Boxing Gym
Girl Scouts of SE Michigan
Junior Achievement of SE Michigan
Mercy Education Project
MI Student Dreams
Mint Artists Guild
Mittens for Detroit
Mosaic Youth Theatre
Ruth Ellis Center
Ronald McDonald House of Detroit
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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.