NTxGiving Day: SPARK!
SPARK! ignites creativity through “Total Creative Immersion,” providing a wildly interactive and creative environment designed to encourage children to take risks and ask questions in the pursuit of their own unique creative abilities. The hands-on activities SPARK! offers educate students in the creative process. Instructors motivate learners to try new things and problem solve as they discover their own creative identity. Since opening, more than 30,000 children, 42% of whom are from low-income families, have discovered and explored their creativity through SPARK! programs.
Date: Thursday, September 13
Shift 1 – 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (10+ volunteers needed)
Shift 2 – 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (10+ volunteers needed)
Shift 3 – 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (10+ volunteers needed)
Location: 1409 South Lamar Street, Suite 004, Dallas, TX 75215
On September 13, SPARK! will host an all-day “Create-a-Thon” in support of North Texas Giving Day!
While SPARK! is in immersive creative space with programming for students in 2nd grade to high school, we want adults to have the opportunity to experience creative activities and take that inspiration back into their day-to-day routine.
Here are Create-a-Thon’s features and how/where volunteers will be needed:
· ADULT RECESS | Event time is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please arrive at 10:30 a.m.
o Description: Take a break from the office and bring out your inner child to explore our iconic Climb, Crawl, Slide Sculpture and engage in creative activities such as building and racing paper cars or creating and launching catapults.
o Volunteer Opportunities: 10+ volunteers needed to assist with preparation for the event, to facilitate recess activities, and to contribute to our collaborative art pieces.
· OPEN HOURS | Event time is 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please arrive at 2:30 p.m.
o Description: SPARK! will be open for children and families to explore a wildly creative environment and participate in creative activities for all ages. Recommended for ages 7+.
o Volunteer Opportunities: up to 10 volunteers needed to work our pop-up art activity stations, helping guide children and families through the activity and to monitor our Climb, Crawl, Slide Sculpture for safe play during open hours.
· CREATE WITH COCKTAILS | Event time is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please arrive at 4:30 p.m.
o Description: Looking for the perfect way to unwind after work? Enjoy beer, wine, and conversation while creating a masterpiece to take home. Event for ages 21+.
o Volunteer Opportunities: 10+ volunteers to prep for the event, greet our guests, assist with the take home activities and contribute to the collaborative art pieces.
Free parking is in the “Retail Parking” area for South Side on Lamar on Austin Street (turn on Belleview from Lamar towards the South Side on Lamar Building, then take a right on Austin Street then take the first left).
Lot A at the NYLO Hotel is a surface lot charging $2.00 per day – Credit card or exact change required.
Metered (coins and credit cards) parking is available along Lamar.
A proud North Texas Giving Day sponsor, VolunteerNow is coordinating “10 Days of Volunteering” in partnership with Communities Foundation of Texas to support the spirit of giving in advance of the 10th anniversary of Giving Day, September 20, 2018 (6 a.m.-midnight). VOLY.org, powered by VolunteerNow, is the 24/7 connection between volunteers and local service opportunities.