Volunteer Mentors as Ambassadors

Free Arts relies heavily on word of mouth to carry out our mission of healing trauma through artistic expression.  Our Free Arts Volunteer Mentors act as ambassadors in their places of work, sharing their experiences at Free Arts to their co-workers.  Daniel Garcia is one such volunteer mentor.  Daniel has been mentoring since September at a homeless shelter.  Around Thanksgiving, Daniel asked his manager at Van Collision Repair, which works under the umbrella of Enterprise Holdings, if it was alright to set up a collection box and a Free Arts art supply wish-list in their offices.  “Next thing I knew,” Daniel said, “was that Enterprise chose Free Arts as a grant recipient.”  On May 25th, Matthew Saldin, Area Rental Manager for Enterprise Holdings, presented the staff at Free Arts with a check from Enterprise Holdings Foundation for $1500.  It was because of Daniel that we received this generous gift.  We appreciate the kindness of Enterprise Holdings, and we thank Daniel for being a champion of Free Arts.