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100% goes to Schools

Article in Fayetteville Observer on Drawing Kids
published August 1st 2011

FREE PLANS for H-Frame easel

Types of Supplies NEEDED:

Any brands

  • Drawing Pencils
  • Ebony Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Tortillions and Stumps
  • Color Pencils
  • Oil Pastels
  • Chalk Pastels
  • Caligraphy pens
  • India Ink
  • Conte Crayons
  • Watercolors
  • Paint brushes
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Palletes
  • Pallete knifes
  • Canvas
  • Easels
  • Paper
  • Masking Tape
  • Various other Art Supplies

    Public High Schools of Cumberland County

  • EE Smith
  • Pine Forest
  • Terry Sanford
  • Douglas Byrd
  • Gray's Creek
  • Southview
  • Westover
  • Seventy First
  • Jack Britt
  • Reid Ross Classical
  • Massey Hill Classical
  • Cape Fear

    ART Links

    FUTURE PEACE Studios

    Arts Council of Fayetteville, NC

    Artwanted one of the world's largest Art Communities. All ages welcome.

    Sarah-Lynn's Portfolio

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    Contact Sarah-Lynn for further information or how you can help.

    (910) 703-0725 Cell

    Sarah Brown

    Create Your Badge


  • Give Young Artists the Tools They Need to Create

    Without Art supplies you don't get Art.

    Art supplies get used up, broken, worn out and need constant replacing probably more so than any other Academic supply in the high schools.

    Art teachers work with limited budgets and have to make lesson plans to educate and enrich an array of students and skill levels. Art is therapeutic, creative and can help kids in their other classes. No one wants to take money away from the core curriculum, but shrinking budgets have made some schools severely cut or remove their Art programs all together.

    About us:
    Drawing Kids is non-profit organization that was founded by Artist, Sarah-Lynn Brown to promote Art education and exploration in the High schools of Cumberland County, North Carolina. The first school to receive a gift of supplies was E.E. Smith High in fall of 2006.

    We supply, "Supplementary" Art supplies primarily to fill the gap between what the budgets allow and what the teacher needs to meet the needs of the classroom and secondly because at the moment, our budget only allows me to buy odds and ends on sale and seize the deal... so amounts are not always enough to provide a class set of most items yet. A "set" I provide might be 5 indiv. beading looms or 12-24 packs of color pencils. But I Give these supplies away, free to schools.

    To put a variety of quality Art supplies in the hands of High School students by donating supplies to the High School Art department for use in the classroom, entirely free.

    **2007-2008 School year**

    Westover High School

    needed and received a large variety of supplies including scissors, drawing pencils, canvas boards, acrylic paints, brushes and easels. Plus much more.

    Pine Forest High School

    received a variety of drawing supplies

    Douglas Byrd High School

    received a variety of drawing supplies

    Seventy First High School

    received drawing supplies

    ** 2009-2010 School Year**

    Reid Ross Classical School

    Various drawing supplies, beading looms and wood carving kits.

    ** 2011-2012 School year**

    email: to nominate a school. HS Art teachers please email me your wishlists ASAP, esp if you got our postcard in the mail.

    Douglas Byrd High School

    received a variety of drawing supplies

    Reid Ross Classical School

    Tote full of Various Drawing Supplies

    Terry Sanford High School

    Various drawing and painting supplies.

    fall 2012: I purchased a large assortment of drawing pencils, charcoals, paint brushes, oil pastel sets and scissors this spring and summer. My Bin is full and I am looking to find classrooms to place these supplies into.

    ** 2012-2013 School year **
    No Interest.

    ** 2013-2014 School year **
    No Interest

    April 29, 2014:

    Hiatus Starts

    Earlier this month I mailed a couple of boxes of supplies to a High school program for at risk youth in Lake Orion, Michigan. I learned about this program while visiting my grandmother at Christmas.

    I do not know what I will do with the remaining supplies.


    August 2015:

    I donated a H-Frame easel to E.E. Smith HS and a second one to Pine Forest HS. They were made using recycled wood shelves from my old job, at Healthwise Natural Foods.

    December 2015:

    I just completed the 3rd easel, and still have enough wood and hardware for one more.

    January 19, 2016
    I donated the 3rd easel with a large bag of paints, color pencils and graphite pencils plus some pallette knives to Douglas Byrd High School.

    April, 2016
    I donated the 4th easel Seventy-first High School. I painted it red.

    What keeps Drawing Kids Going?

    Helping Kids. At each school hundreds of students are in the Art program each year, so a donation of supplies benefits many young people.

    How is this possible:

    Step 1: Donating money, supplies and/or your time.

    100% of Donations go directly to the schools. Money donations can be earmarked for a specific school or placed in the General fund, with which supplies requested by teachers can be purchased.

    Step 2: Collecting donated supplies and purchasing needed Supplies with donation monies.

    Step 3: Filling Boxes. Sorting and preparing boxes for individual schools.

    Step 4: Donating the boxes to schools

    This cannot happen without the support of the community through charitable contributions.

    - Sarah-Lynn Brown

    Please contact Sarah-Lynn at or phone (910) 703-0725 Cell for further information or to help

    Drawingkids is a small non-profit that donates supplies to High School Art teachers of Cumberland County, North Carolina for use in the classrooms. I hope to expand this to other schools in the future. So far I am doing this without outside donations.