SCAD Serve presented Savannah-Chatham County public school art teachers with hundreds of boxes filled with supplies on Monday, July 31. The school's annual ‘Buzz Bus’ art supplies collection and event is a chance for students to donate new or gently-used art supplies to help stock area classrooms with state-of-the art materials. "Many of our students - especially international students - cannot take the supplies home with them...they are large and hard to transport, plus many of them are open," said Michelle Gavin, Executive Director of Communications for SCAD. "It makes so much more sense to donate these to teachers than to throw them away, where they will end up in landfills or worse."
According to SCAD officials, college students collectively volunteered over 2,000 hours to sorting and testing the supplies which included everything from brushes and paints to sketchbooks and canvasses.
"The school system supplies us with some supplies, but, as you know, art supplies are expensive," said one teacher. "And these are supplies that we normally can’t afford that we use for our advanced students. Also there are some supplies that we use for students in regular classrooms. But, this kind of gets the top echelon of art supplies."
See all the pictures from the event here