Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Students paint T-shirts to help South Sudan

Thirteen area schools are participating in the initiative Any1Can Project, to help raise money and awareness for South Sudan.
This month, students are attending painting party sessions where they paint T-shirts that represent one of seven global issues.
Many of the schools have already held assemblies to discuss those topics, which include ending poverty, stopping hunger, providing clean water, standing up for peace, promoting education, being green and teaching tolerance.

Any1Can core leadership group. Photo courtesy of Cindy Ballaro.
Proceeds from painting party tickets, donations, sponsorships and sales of pre-printed Any1Can T-shirts will go toward building a school in South Sudan. The effort is a project of the nonprofit Mothering Across Continents.
The T-shirts will be exhibited in Taylor Hall Gym at Central Piedmont Community College's main campus from April 13 to 19.

A student paints a T-shirt for the Any1Can Project. Photo courtesy of Cindy Ballaro.
The following schools are participating:

Rocky River High School
Randolph Middle School
Northwest School of the Arts
Community School of Davidson
Independence High School
East Mecklenburg High School
Patton High School
Salisbury High School
Knox Middle School
Lake Norman High School
West Charlotte High School
Hough High School
West Mecklenburg High School